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How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 from an Earlier Version

We tell you how you can upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 from an earlier Ubuntu version, both ahead of release day and after it. All it takes is one magical command.

13 April 2017

How To Enable Native Desktop Notifications in Google Chrome (Dev)

You can help test native desktop notifications for Chrome on Linux and macOS in the latest Google Chrome dev channel release.

12 April 2017

How To Change the Dash to Dock App Launcher Icon

If you want to make GNOME Shell look like Unity using Dash to Dock, here's how to change the app launcher icon to the Unity BFB icon.

12 April 2017
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How To Use Totem Video Player to Watch YouTube Videos

Did you know that you can watch YouTube videos on the Ubuntu desktop without using a web browser? Chances are you did, but it's taken me a while to notice it!

28 March 2017
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The Easy Way to Install Mesa 17.0.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Mesa 17.0.2 backports can now be installed from the Ubuntu X Swat Updates PPA on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS & 16.10, giving users with the latest stable mesa release.

27 March 2017
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How To Use Indicator Applets on GNOME Shell

You can see, use and integrate Indicator Applets with GNOME Shell using a single GNOME extension. Once enabled, it's hard to know to spot the difference!

17 March 2017

How To Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac (In 5 Steps)

A step-by-step guide for making Ubuntu look like a mac, covering everything from GTK theme and icon set to fonts and desktop docks.

12 March 2017

How To Move GNOME Shell Notifications

The default GNOME notification area is slap-bang centre top of the screen, a position that makes it hard to miss notifications and alerts. But sometimes, with too many notifications, it can also make it hard […]

12 March 2017

How To Re-Enable NPAPI Plugin Support (i.e. Java) in Firefox 52

Firefox 52 began its roll out yesterday, bringing a bunch of small iterative improvements to the fore. Among the most significant change in the release is the decision to disable support for all NPAPI plugins bar Adobe Flash […]

9 March 2017

How To Add Live Bookmarks to Firefox

Firefox live bookmarks are a handy way to stay on top of the latest posts from your favourite websites (cough, cough), without needing to use a dedicated feed reading app or service like Feedly. They will certainly help you stay on top of […]

24 February 2017

Trojita Is a Super Fast Desktop Email Client for Linux

We go hands on with Trojita email app on Ubuntu, seeing how it compares to Thunderbird, and show you how to install it on Ubuntu, no PPA required.

22 February 2017
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How To Enable Nautilus Client-Side Decorations on Ubuntu

We show you how to enable client-side decorations in Nautilus on Ubuntu, and you don't need to switch to a different desktop environment to do it!

21 February 2017