Articles Tagged Unity

News, tips and features on the Unity desktop environment, the default shell in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Final Beta Now Available for Download

The first, and final, beta of Ubuntu 14.10 'Utopic Unicorn' is now available to download, along with the second beta builds of its flavors.

26 September 2014

Unity Tweak Tool Makes Enabling Unity ‘Minimise on Click’ Easier

The latest development release of Unity Tweak Tool makes it easier to enable 'Minimise on Click' behaviour on the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu.

10 June 2014
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How To Use WhatsApp Rival ‘Telegram’ on Ubuntu Desktop

With some 35 million monthly users, cross-platform open-source messaging service Telegram is fast living up to its claim of being a fully-fledged alternative to WhatsApp.

2 May 2014

Ubuntu Fixes Security Flaw in 14.04 LTS Lock Screen

Canonical has patched a significant security flaw in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS — one that potentially allowed attackers to gain access to a user account without needing to enter a password.

30 April 2014

Reddit Admin Flags Potential Unity Scope Privacy Issue

An alleged privacy leak with the Unity Reddit Scope in Ubuntu has been uncovered.

27 April 2014
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Ubuntu 14.04 Adds ‘Click to Minimize App’ Option to Unity Launcher

After years of refusing to budge on the issue, Canonical will finally offer up the option to 'minimise apps on click' in Unity.

18 March 2014

How To Add Shutdown, Restart Options to Ubuntu’s Unity Dash

Without turning to Google, do you know the terminal command needed to log out of Unity? If not, Power Commands brings a slew of session commands to the Dash.

6 March 2014

How to Enable ‘Minimise On Click’ in Unity 7 on Ubuntu 14.04

A third-party PPA offers Ubuntu users the chance to install a version of the Unity desktop that includes a long-requested launcher feature — 'minimise on click'.

5 March 2014
Unity Spread Gets New Filter Feature

Ubuntu 14.04 Adds Window Name Filtering to Unity App Spread

It may not be planning any big new features, but the forthcoming release of Ubuntu 14.04 is intending to ship with a raft of refinements.

18 February 2014

Some of Linux’s Most Popular Games Will Run Natively On Mir

The Simple Direct Media layer (SDL), used in a growing number of high-profile games, has added support for Ubuntu's Mir display server.

5 February 2014

Should Unity Bring Back ‘Minimize on Click’ Feature?

Of all the contentious UI changes to feature in Unity – from auto-hiding menus and immovable launcher position – one stirs up more passion than any other: the inability to minimise applications by clicking on an app icon.

4 February 2014
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Remove Product Suggestions from Unity Dash in Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04

Whether you find Unity's shopping suggestions to be a subtle invasion of privacy, or a solution in need of a problem, Ubuntu make it easy to disable results you don't want to see.

17 January 2014