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Add Playback Controls to the Spotify Dock Icon in Ubuntu

I show you how to add a right-click context menu to the Spotify icon on the Ubuntu Dock. This lets you access next/prev and play/pause options directly.

20 hours ago

Rearrange the GNOME App Grid into Alphabetical Order

This GNOME extension rearranges the GNOME Shell application grid in alphabetically order, making it easier to find app shortcuts based on their name.

Saturday

How to Change Ubuntu’s Login Screen Background

Want to change Ubuntu's login screen background? I walk through the steps for changing GDM background to a solid colour, gradient, or custom image.

Friday

Spotify Fans Need to Check Out Spicetify

Do you think the official Spotify for Linux client would look better with a major restyle? So did the devs behind customisation tool Spicetify, which can do just that. I last showcased a “hacky” way […]

9 January 2022

How to Make GNOME Shell Look Like Unity (‘Cos Why Not?!)

Want to make GNOME Shell look like the Unity desktop? If you do, then this guide is for you. Just don’t thank me for what follows. A reader called Alwyn sent the whole run-through to […]

6 January 2022

How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 20.3

We walk you through the process of upgrading to Linux Mint 20.3 'Una' from Linux Mint 20.2 or earlier. As you'll discover, upgrading Linux Mint is easy.

5 January 2022

How to Add a ‘Shake to Find Cursor’ Feature to Ubuntu

macOS enlarges the on-screen pointer when you shake your mouse, making it easier to locate the pointer on screen. Now you can get this feature on Ubuntu.

4 January 2022

I Hate to Say It, But Firefox: You’re Becoming Annoying

Firefox tells me about Mozilla VPN every time I open the browser. In this post I let off some steam about it, and detail how to disable it.

30 December 2021

How to Install Flatpak & Flathub on Ubuntu (Complete Guide)

Learn how to install Flatpak on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or later to access hundreds of Flatpak apps available on Flathub — it's easier than you think!

30 December 2021

OS Prober is Disabled in Ubuntu 22.04, Here’s a Workaround

As OS-prober is disabled in GRUB 2.06, Ubuntu 22.04 won't add Windows or other Linux distros to your boot menu. We explain why and share a fix.

19 December 2021

Add a Cool Falling Snow Effect to the Ubuntu Desktop

Want to add a falling snow effect to your Linux desktop? Of course you don't, but since it's Christmas you should! Inside are two tools you can use.

17 December 2021

How to Enable a Fiery Window Closing Effect on GNOME Shell

First came a GNOME extension reimplementing wobbly windows, then we saw the return of the (very cool) 3D desktop cube effect — now comes the final part of the holy Compiz trinity: window fire. For […]

15 December 2021