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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 Upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.26 on Kubuntu 22.10

Upgrading to KDE Plasma 5.26 on Kubuntu 22.10 can be done using the Kubuntu Backports PPA. In this post I show how to add the PPA to upgrade Plasma desktop.

24 October 2022
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How to See Battery Time Remaining in GNOME Quick Settings

An itch to scratch: want to see your battery's estimated time remaining instead of percentage in Ubuntu 22.10? There's a GNOME extension to help do it!

22 October 2022

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.10 from 22.04

I show you how to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.10 from Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. The process is quick and easy and can be done from your desktop, no need to reinstall.

20 October 2022

This Tool Integrates AppImages with Ubuntu Desktop

Want to create app launcher shortcuts for your favourite AppImage software on Ubuntu? Look no further than this neat open source app – it's ace!

9 October 2022

This Extension Adds Bluetooth Management to GNOME Quick Settings

Connect to bluetooth devices from the new Quick Settings menu in GNOME 43 with this neat, community-made extension for GNOME Shell. It's neat!

30 September 2022
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How to Make Console the Default Terminal App on Ubuntu

GNOME Console app is a great new alternative to other Linux terminal emulators. In this post I show you how to set Console as default terminal on Ubuntu.

3 September 2022
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Want to Watch Blu-rays in VLC on Ubuntu? You NEED MakeMKV

I wanted to watch Blu-rays in Ubuntu using VLC and an external USB drive, but I couldn't just stick in a disc and hit play. The solution? Install MakeMKV.

14 August 2022
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How to Add WebP Support to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

It's easy to enable WebP support in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS so you can see image thumbnails in the file manager and open WebP images in the default image viewer.

12 August 2022

A Faster Way to Edit Text Files as Root in Ubuntu

I often need to edit text files in system directories, but getting root permission is a hassle. Thankfully,this add-on for Nautilus lets me do it faster.

14 July 2022

How to Install Linux Mint’s Homespun Apps on Ubuntu

Linux Mint is far more than just the Cinnamon desktop with a bit of green sprinkled on top. It also includes a number of homegrown apps crafted by Mint developers to enhance the overall experience. […]

12 July 2022

Check Your Battery’s Health from the Command Line with Battop

I share a cool CLI tool for checking your battery health, cycle count, capacity, and more on Linux. It's free, open source, and very nice to look at!

6 July 2022
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How to Enable Nautilus Typeahead Search in Ubuntu

Nautilus' typeahead search was a feature many were sad to see removed. Thankfully a third-party PPA patches the feature back in for Ubuntu users.

25 June 2022