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Discover an eclectic mix of tutorials covering everything from ways to install neat apps, or enable new features, to workarounds for known issues, and configuring your Ubuntu system.

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How to Resize Images on Ubuntu Using Nautilus

Looking for a quick and easy way to resize multiple images on Ubuntu? You could use an image resizing app that handles batch conversions. Several terrific ones can be found in Ubuntu’s repos, many utilising […]

21 May 2023
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Want to Hide the Top Bar in Ubuntu? Here’s How

Want the top bar in Ubuntu to hide whenever a window is placed near it? A nifty GNOME extension makes it happen. Here’s a demo of this panel hiding behaviour in action: Simple, right? But […]

19 May 2023
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How to Create a Wi-Fi Hotspot on Ubuntu

In this guide I show you how to create a wifi hotspot on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and the recent Ubuntu 23.04 release. Why would you want to do this? Well, before able to share your […]

5 May 2023

Want More Wallpapers in Ubuntu? Install GNOME Backgrounds

Wallpapers – you know I love ’em. Ubuntu 23.04 comes with a small selection of (largely lobster themed) wallpapers out of the box. The choice isn’t vast or varied so you may find yourself looking […]

4 May 2023

3 Ways to Solve Pip Install Error on Ubuntu 23.04

If you make the upgrade to Ubuntu 23.04 and try to run ‘pip install’ you’ll find it throws an error – but this is not a bug. The reason why the pip install command doesn’t […]

25 April 2023
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How to Enable AppImage Support in Ubuntu 23.04

If you’re an avid user of AppImages and wondering why they don’t work in Ubuntu 23.04, I’ve got you covered. But maybe you didn’t realise there was an issue? In earlier versions of Ubuntu you […]

24 April 2023

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 23.04 from Ubuntu 22.10

Want to upgrade to Ubuntu 23.04 from Ubuntu 22.10? If you’re full up-to-date and you have an active internet connection, you can – and in this post I run through the steps to do it. As Ubuntu […]

19 April 2023
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How to Center New Windows in Ubuntu (Hidden Setting)

I’m currently recording footage for my upcoming Ubuntu 23.04 video and, while doing so, reminded myself that there’s a hidden setting I always use that I don’t think I’ve ever written about on this blog. […]

1 April 2023
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Want to Add App Shortcuts to the Ubuntu Desktop? Use This

Looking for an easy way to add application shortcuts to the desktop on Ubuntu? If so, the ably named Add to Desktop GNOME extension is what you need. This simple, straight-forward add-ons makes creating desktop […]

29 March 2023

Slow Ubuntu Shutdowns Because of Snap Daemon? Here’s a Fix

Sometimes I shutdown Ubuntu and …it takes ages to actually power off. Am I alone? Am I unreasonable? I’m not sure, but I am highly caffeinated — massive props to all the wonderful folks who […]

28 March 2023
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How to Upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.27 on Kubuntu 22.10

Upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.27 on Kubuntu 22.10 using the Kubuntu Backports PPA. Learn how to add the PPA to upgrade Plasma in minutes.

1 March 2023
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Get Horizontal OSD for Brightness & Volume Changes on Linux Mint

The 'Horizontal OSD' extension for Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop does what it says: it makes on-screen bubbles when changing volume/brightness, horizontal.

17 February 2023