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How to Install GNOME Shell Extensions with Firefox & Chrome

It'll soon be harder to install GNOME Extensions with Firefox, as the browser retires support for NPAPI plugins. We show you how to keep the feature.

23 January 2017
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How To Install The Latest GIMP 2.9 Development Build on Ubuntu

We show you how to install the latest GIMP development release on Ubuntu. This lets you experience all the new features coming in GIMP 2.10 nice and early.

15 January 2017

How to Install KDE Connect on Ubuntu 16.04 ‘Xenial Xerus’

Using KDE Connect on Ubuntu you can send files from your phone to your Ubuntu PC, see Android notifications, sync clipboard and a whole lot more.

4 January 2017
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How to Install the Latest OpenShot Release on Ubuntu

Yesterday saw an all-new release of popular open-source video editor OpenShot, which touts support for 4K video editing, performance improvements of up to 10x the previous release, and some natty new title templates. Keen to try […]

22 December 2016
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[How To] Install KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS on Ubuntu

KDE Plasma desktop 5.8 LTS was released back in October, but only landed in the Kubuntu backports PPA this weekend, thus making it available to those of you running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. We’ll skip on to the installation instructions in just […]

18 December 2016
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Microsoft Office Ribbon UI Is Coming to LibreOffice

Been hoping for LibreOffice Ribbon style interface? Well, it's getting one. The latest dev builds have a hidden 'notebookbar' interface, and here's how to enable it.

15 December 2016

6 Essential Ubuntu Snap Commands You Should Know

Snapd is the “behind the scenes” machinery that lets you install, update and run Snap apps on Ubuntu. Snapd 2.18 was recently released. It introduces a couple of new Snap commands, and improves on a few old ones. […]

14 December 2016
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Arc theme for Harmony music player

You can re-theme Harmony's built-in dark mode to better match up with the colour palette and styling of the Arc GTK theme.

30 November 2016
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How To Install Cinnamon 3.2 on Ubuntu from a Stable PPA

Cinnamon 3.2 was released today — and no doubt many of  you are itching to try it out on Ubuntu. To sample the latest tasty changes offered up in the latest Cinnamon desktop release early you could use a testing […]

20 November 2016

How to Enable Low Graphics Mode on Ubuntu (Updated)

We show you how you can enable Unity 7's low-graphics mode on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and above, and benefit from a faster, leaner desktop as a result.

17 November 2016

Get Exact Boot and Uptime on Ubuntu from the Command Line

Want to know exactly when you last booted your Ubuntu machine, or how long it’s been since you last did? Probably not —but I’m going to show you how anyway. Detailed boot information can be useful when […]

10 November 2016
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Preview One Workspace While Using Another

Not everyone has room (or the attention span) for a multiple monitor set-up, and even if you do there are times when you may want to keep an eye on a workspace while working in another. You want, […]

9 November 2016