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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
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How To Use the Hidden GNOME Shell Extensions Prefs App

Did you know that GNOME Shell hides a really useful GNOME Extensions configuration app? The gnome-shell-extension-prefs utility lets you configure and tweak preferences of your favourite GNOME extensions without needing to go to the ‘Installed Extensions’ page of the official […]

19 February 2017

How to Install Firefox Nightly as a Flatpak App on Ubuntu

We show you how to set-up Flatpak on Ubuntu to install the latest Firefox Nightly build. If you've been keen to try Flatpak out, here's how!

15 February 2017
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Want to Install Mesa 13.0.4 On Ubuntu 16.04? Here’s How

It can be hard to keep track of which version of Mesa is available and where, with various PPAs peppered about the interwebs offering different snapshots at varying degrees of stability! But if you’re wanting to install […]

12 February 2017