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Switch Workspaces in Ubuntu 22.04 Using Buttons with This Extension

Looking for a quick way to switch workspaces in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS using your mouse? You’ll already known you can click on the Activities button in the top bar. That opens the overview screen which […]


Ayaneo Retro PC: Inspired by Mac, Runs Windows, Supports Ubuntu

Apart from the likes of the Raspberry Pi, casual computer users don’t tend to buy mini desktop PCs – that could change thanks to gaming hardware company Ayaneo’s latest creation. The newly announced Ayaneo Retro […]


Varia is a Brand New Download Manager for Linux

Varia is a new, open-source download manager for Linux based on Aria2, a powerful command-line download utility. As the user interface is built with GTK 4 and libadwaita, Varia looks perfectly in-keeping with other modern […]

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Notepad++ Marks 20th Anniversary with New Release

The open-source text editor Notepad++ is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new release filled with some neat new features. In Notepad++ 8.6 (the 238th release since 2003, for those keeping count) the Windows-based code […]

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Blue Recorder, Linux Screencast App, Ported to GTK4

GNOME Shell’s built-in screen recording feature is perfect at capturing short clips but when you need to record longer sessions you should use a dedicated screen recording app. Such tools give you greater control over […]

26 November 2023
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Musique Music Player Ported to Qt 6, Refreshes UI

It’s been a while since I last wrote about Musique, an open-source desktop music player for Windows, macOS, and Linux (I first featured it in 2010, back when it was called MiniTunes). Amazingly, the app […]

24 November 2023

GNOME Shell 45.1 Update Arrives in Ubuntu 23.10

The recent GNOME Shell 45.1 update has begun rolling out to users of Ubuntu 23.10. As the first point release issued to GNOME Shell since the GNOME 45 release in September, the update ships with […]

23 November 2023

Pano Clipboard Manager Now Supports GNOME 45

In the world of Linux clipboard managers few can match the panache of Pano, a GNOME Shell extension I first wrote about last year. Pano offers an interactive, visually-rich dashboard from which to store, search, […]

21 November 2023

Firefox 120 Adds New Privacy Options, PIP Snapping + More

Mozilla Firefox 120 has landed, bringing with it a flurry of new features and improvements. Firefox 120 now supports corner snapping for Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode on Windows and Linux. This puts a PIP window back […]

21 November 2023
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See Real-Time System Resource Usage in Ubuntu’s Top Panel

We’re not short of system monitoring tools for Ubuntu, with an array of desktop apps, extensions, widgets, Conky scripts, and command-line tools readily available to us. But if you’re keen to keep an eye firmly […]

20 November 2023
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Inkscape 1.3.1 Released as ‘Biggest Bug Fix’ Update Ever

Inkscape, a free and open-source vector graphics editor, has released a new version which its developers say is the ‘biggest bug fix’ update they’ve ever shared! Alongside 40 bug fixes there are over 30 crash/freeze […]

19 November 2023

Linux Kernel 6.6 Officially Confirmed as an LTS

Last month saw the release of the Linux 6.6 kernel, a big update jam-packed with new features, hardware support, security enhancements, and performance improvements. Today, that kernel version was officially designated a long-term support (LTS) […]

17 November 2023