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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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Enable This Nautilus Setting to Move Files Faster on Ubuntu

This tip won't change your life but it may make moving files in Ubuntu a bit faster. When enabled you can drag a file over a folder and hover to open it.

3 February 2023

How to Install the Latest Version of Wine on Ubuntu

Learn how to install Wine on Ubuntu from the official Wine Linux repository. My guide is ideal for those who want to install the latest stable release.

25 January 2023
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How to Add Markdown Preview to Gedit Text Editor

Want to add Markdown preview to the Gedit text editor? With the Gedit Markdown Preview extension (catchy name, eh?) you can do so quickly. See how!

11 January 2023
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Nala is a Neat Alternative to Apt on Ubuntu

I look at using Nala on Ubuntu. Nala is a great alternative to Ubuntu's default package manager. It's faster, nice to look at, and more featured than APT.

6 January 2023
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How to Highlight Mouse Cursor in Ubuntu (No App Required)

Mouse cursor effects are a great way to draw attention to an area of the screen during screencasts and presentations. Here's how to enable one in Ubuntu.

5 January 2023
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One Thing – Put a Single Task/Goal in the GNOME Panel

Keep that vital reminder, task, or goal in mind with this simple GNOME extension. It lets you enter text (including emoji) and see it on the GNOME panel.

3 January 2023

Easily Monitor Stock Prices with these GNOME Extensions

If you're an avid follower of financial markets or the stock price of specific companies then definitely invest in one of these 2 GNOME extensions.

2 January 2023
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Don’t Like Ubuntu’s Apt “News” Feature? You Can Turn it Off

It's easy to disable the apt awareness message that appears each time you run an apt update on Ubuntu 22.04 Why is it needed at all? We discuss inside.

29 December 2022
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Want to Upgrade to Xfce 4.18 on Xubuntu 22.04? Here’s How

A quick guide showing you how to upgrade to Xfce 4.18 on Xubuntu 22.04 LTS and 22.10 using the Xubuntu QA Staging PPA – though caution is advised.

18 December 2022

4 Clock Applet Layouts to Use in Xfce 4.18

This post won't appeal to many, but hey: at the very least it'll be there for me to reference next time I want to rejig the clock layout on my Xfce install.

15 December 2022

How to Display Your User Avatar in GNOME Quick Settings

Here's a nifty new GNOME extension that does one thing, and does it well: it displays the avatar for your user account in GNOME's Quick Settings menu.

7 November 2022
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How to Fix Blurry Firefox on HiDPI + Wayland

I share a quick fix for blurry fonts in Mozilla Firefox when running on Wayland on Linux. No PPAs required; just run Firefox with Wayland support enabled.

25 October 2022