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You Can Still Get Ubuntu 16.04 Security Updates, Here’s How

Did you know it's possible to get security updates for Ubuntu 16.04 until 2024 without paying for an enterprise Ubuntu support package? Yup, you can.

13 September 2021

How to Upgrade to MATE Desktop 1.26 on Ubuntu

Want to install MATE desktop 1.26 on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS and 21.04? Well, not you can! Devs have put together a PPA for users to upgrade from.

27 August 2021

How to Instantly Log Out of Ubuntu From a Terminal

To log out of Ubuntu desktop session from the command line run the gnome-session-quit command, adding the --no-prompt flag to log out instantly.

24 August 2021
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How to Access Extra Dock Settings in elementary OS 6

We show you how to access more Plank dock settings in elementary OS, so you can move the dock to the left, change icon size, and lots more.

15 August 2021
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How to Install Pantheon Tweaks on elementary OS 6

Planning on taking elementary OS 6 for a spin this weekend? If so, there’s a handy third-party tool I want you to keep in mind. See, some Linux distros try to be all things to […]

12 August 2021

How to Install Shutter on Ubuntu from an Official PPA

The Shutter screenshot tool is under active development again so the official Shutter PPA has been revived to make it easy to install Shutter on Ubuntu.

11 August 2021
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Essential Guide: The Easy Way to Enable ‘Minimize on Click’ in Ubuntu

Learn how to enable "Minimize on Click" in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above the easy way using either the command line or the dconf-editor utility. Simple!

20 July 2021

How to Snap Windows to Corners in Ubuntu

You can snap windows to corners in Ubuntu using WinTile, a quarter tiling extension for GNOME Shell. In this post we look at the add-on in more detail.

1 July 2021
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How to Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 20.04

Visual Studio Code is a powerful and popular open source code editor from Microsoft. In this post I show you how to install VSCode on Ubuntu 20.04 and up.

24 June 2021
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Don’t Like Firefox’s New Look? Try These Tweaks

if Firefox's fancy new look has left you feeling frustrated and out of sorts check out this trifecta of tweaks, all of which help tame the browser's new UI.

15 June 2021
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New App Lets You Tweak Hidden Settings in Ubuntu 20.04

'Ubuntu First Steps' is a handy tool for tweaking Ubuntu. The GTK app provides options to customise the Ubuntu dock, desktop icons, and install more apps.

16 May 2021

Essential Guide: How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 21.04 from 20.10 (Yes, Finally)

Want to upgrade to Ubuntu 21.04 from Ubuntu 20.10? Well, you now can! The 'Hirsute Hippo' is out and in this short guide we show you how to upgrade to it.

12 May 2021