GNOME Shell Clipboard Extension GPaste 3.8 And 3.3 Available In PPA

GPaste is a clipboard management system that comes with a command line interface as well as a GNOME Shell extension. The application features URIs (remembers copied files, not just text) and pictures support, option to backup / restore the clipboard history and other useful features.GPaste 3.3 (for GNOME Shell 3.9.5 and older) and GPaste 3.8 […]

Portal 2 Released On Steam For Linux (Beta)

Portal 2, a popular first-person puzzle game developed by Valve, is now available on Steam for Linux, as beta.The game, released in April 2011, can be played in single-player campaign or in cooperative campaign (multiplayer) and consists of exploring the Aperture Science Laboratory, a complicated, mechanized maze, and interacting with the environment.The player must solve […]

How To Set Up Unlocator DNS Under Linux To Access Netflix, Hulu, CBS, ABC, Pandora and More Outside The US

Tunlr, a free DNS service that allowed its users to access US-based on-demand Internet streaming providers from outside the US, was shut down recently. For those who are looking for a reliable alternative, there’s Unlocator, a similar service that you can use to watch Netflix, Hulu, CBS, MTV, PBS, ABC, Pandora and more no matter […]

Numix Announces New Linux Distribution

The folks behind the Numix Project, popular for its GTK and icon themes, have announced that they are working with Nitrux S.A. on a new Linux distribution.GNOME as a base”We are basing our shell on Gnome-Shell and we will use Gnome apps. Our shell will be made from extension for Gnome-Shell. That means we are […]

Ubuntu 14.04 Gets Locally Integrated Menus (LIM)

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: After getting new GTK3 CSS themed window decorations and other interesting changes this week, Unity has received yet another new feature: locally integrated menus, or LIM. Locally integrated menus are displayed in the window decorations for unmaximized windows, instead of the default Unity approach which is to display the menu on the […]

Video Downloader `youtube-dl` Gets Support For Separate Audio And Video YouTube DASH Streams

YouTube uses Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) for delivering videos and along with that, it serves the audio and video in two separate streams for some resolutions/formats. For instance, resolutions like 1080p and 480p are available only with separate audio and video streams.youtube-dl, a popular command line tool for downloading videos from YouTube and […]

Unity Spread Gets Support For Filtering Windows By Title, Live Window Resize [Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr]

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: Unity 7 and Compiz were updated again today, bringing two improvements: support for filtering windows by title in Unity Spread and “live” window resize mode.Unity Spread (triggered by clicking on an application icon in the Launcher which already has focus and has multiple windows or for all open windows, by pressing […]

Quickly Charge Your iPhone Or iPad In Linux Via USB With iPad Charge

iPad Charge is a Linux alternative to the ASUS Ai Charger Windows utility, which allows charging your iPad from USB ports that otherwise don’t offer enough power to properly charge the tablet. The tool can also speed up iPhone and iPod charging via standard USB ports.This is useful for charging your iPad on USB 2.0 […]

Ubuntu 14.04: Unity Gets New GTK3 CSS Themed Window Decorations, Other Changes

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: Unity and Compiz were updated today, bringing new GTK3 CSS themed Unity window decorations along with other interesting changes.The latest Unity available in the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr repositories comes with the new GTK3 CSS themed window decorations which we’ve covered a while back, replacing the Compiz Decor plugin. The new […]

How To Install Chromium Beta Or Dev Channel In Ubuntu Via PPA

Quick tip for Chromium Browser users: The official Ubuntu Chromium Browser beta and dev channel PPAs are unmaintained for a long time but there are a couple of PPAs you can use to get the latest beta and development Chromium builds in Ubuntu.Saikrishna Arcot maintains two Chromium PPAs: one for the Chromium Beta channel and […]

How To Test Internet Speed Via Command Line

If you want to test the Internet speed on a server or you simply want to avoid the speedtest.net Flash interface, you can use speedtest-cli, a command line tool for testing Internet bandwidth.speedtest-cli tests your Internet speed using the popular speedtest.net website and it supports listing servers sorted by distance, testing against a specific server, […]

GIMP: Get Photoshop Like Keyboard Shortcuts, Toolbox Icons And More

To help those who are used to Photoshop, +Martin Owens has created a collection of GIMP 2.8 tweaks that make it more like Adobe Photoshop.The tweaks include Photoshop like toolbox icons, keyboard shortcuts, modified dockable dialogs and even a tweaked background color to match Photoshop.These tweaks were created for GIMP 2.8 so if you use […]

New Command Line YouTube Player And Downloader With Local Playlists Support

youtube-dl is probably the most popular command line YouTube (and not only) downloader for Linux but there’s a new tool that tries to do things a bit differently.pms-youtube (quite an unfortunate name :D) is a new tool which, besides being able to download YouTube videos (either the whole video or just the audio), can also […]

Linux Speech Recognition Using Google Speech API: Google2Ubuntu

Google2Ubuntu is a tool that lets you control your computer using voice commands via the Google speech recognition API.The project is not new but it wasn’t updated for about two years, until recently, when its developer added new some new features along with English support (French was already supported).Currently, Google2Ubuntu comes with the following features:available […]

Sound Switcher Ubuntu Indicator

Sound Switcher Indicator is a sound input/output selector Ubuntu AppIndicator. It allows switching the current sound input and output (source and sink) as well as the specific output port with just two clicks.Using it, can for instance switch between headphones, speakers and HDMI sound output with just two clicks. Or switch between several sound devices […]

QLE Unity Quicklist Editor 2.0 Released

In Unity (and not only, because DockBarX, Plank and Cairo Dock also support Unity quicklists), some applications use “quicklists” which allow you to access common tasks for those applications.But not all applications have quicklists and if you want to add your own or create some custom launchers with quicklists, QLE Unity Quicklist Editor can make […]

Get Unity Global Menu / HUD Support For Java Swing Applications With JAyatana

Java Swing Ayatana is a project that brings Ubuntu global menu (AppMenu) and HUD support for Java Swing applications.JAyatana version 2.0 was released recently, getting support for Ubuntu 13.10 along with a PPA for easy installation. Even though there are no packages for Ubuntu 14.04 yet, Java Ayatana also works with the latest Ubuntu Trusty […]

Upgrade To LibreOffice 4.2 In Ubuntu 13.10 Or 12.04 Via PPA

LibreOffice 4.2, the recently released major update to the default Ubuntu office suite, is now available in its main official PPA, for Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04. Below you’ll find instructions on how to upgrade to this new version using the PPA.The new version brings better interoperability with Microsoft OOXML, a new monochrome icon set (not […]

Ubuntu 14.10 Might Use Converged QML Applications, Repace Nautilus With Ubuntu Filemanager App

Oliver Grawert, SW-Integration engineer at Canonical posted a message on the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list in which he says that Ubuntu 14.10 is likely to start using converged QML applications on the desktop by default.As you probably know, the plan is to switch to Unity 8 for Ubuntu 14.10 and along with it, it seems […]

Notification Center, Google Now Cards, App Launcher Land In Chrome For Linux (Dev Channel)

The latest Google Chrome unstable (dev channel) for Linux was updated recently, getting the Aura UI stack, Notification Center and App Launcher back. The Aura UI, Notification Center and App Launcher were added to Chrome for Linux a couple of months ago but they was removed shortly after that.  Aura, the new graphical stack for […]