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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nautilus 3.10 Available In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Another important GNOME 3 component was updated to version 3.10 for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: Nautilus, the default GNOME file manager.Because Nautilus is also the default Unity file manager, it was patched not to use the new header bars under Unity, so if you use Unity (or other non-GNOME desktop environments), you won’t notice any […]

Unity 7 To Get New Window Decorations With Anti-Aliased Corners [Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr]

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: Unity 7 will get new window decorations inside Unity which will not depend on the Compiz “decor” plugin or a decorator such as gtk-window-decorator.The new Unity window decorations will support full GTK3 theming, they will introduce improved resizing speed and, something many of you have requested, anti-aliased corners.Unfortunately, the new Unity […]

Nautilus Type-Ahead Find Feature Enabled By Default In Ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: Nautilus 3.8 was updated with a patch that allows switching between the type-ahead find (interactive search) feature that was available in Nautilus 3.4 and the new recursive search that was introduced with Nautilus 3.6.Further more, the default behavior in Ubuntu was set to type ahead find, instead of the recursive search […]

Pepper Flash Player Installer For Chromium Available In The Ubuntu 14.04 Repositories

A Pepper Flash Player installer for Chromium browser has been added to the official Ubuntu 14.04 repositories.As many of you already know, the latest Adobe Flash Player is available for Linux only through Google Chrome while other browsers are stuck with version 11.2. Further more, Flash 11.2 will stop working in Chromium because it uses […]

GNOME Shell 3.10 Lands In The Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr Repositories

Great news for Ubuntu GNOME / GNOME Shell fans: GNOME Shell 3.10 has landed in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr repositories. Currently, the package is available in the Proposed repositories.GNOME Control Center and GNOME Settings Daemon were both heavily patched for Unity and updating them (required to be able to update GNOME Shell to […]

Banshee 2.9.0 Lands In The Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr Repositories

Banshee 2.9.0 was recently uploaded to the official Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr repositories. This is the first release that uses GTK3 and among others, it adds device synchronization for Symbian.Banshee is a cross-platform media player built using Mono and GTK# that uses GStreamer for playing various media formats. It was once the default Ubuntu media […]

TRIM Enabled By Default For SSDs On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

SSDs are finally trimmed out of the box starting with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr.TRIM allows the OS to “inform a solid-state drive (SSD) which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped internally”. Without this, the write speed on SSDs becomes very slow over time. More info @ Wikipedia.At […]

Confirmed: Canonical Is Forking GNOME Control Center And GNOME Settings Daemon For Ubuntu 14.04

A couple of days ago I was telling you about the possibility of Canonical forking GNOME Control Center and GNOME Settings Daemon for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Well, this was confirmed by Robert Ancell, Technical Lead at Canonical, on the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list.The forks will have a limited lifespan and there won’t be any […]

More Work To Support Nvidia Optimus Lands In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

More work to properly support Nvidia Optimus landed in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. 1. nvidia-prime 0.5 has been released today with a new feature that allows users to switch between the integrated and discrete GPU (“prime-select” command line tool). Other changes include:improved hardware detection – make sure the the laptop uses Nvidia Optimus and Nvidia […]

GTK 3.10 Lands In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Despite Sebastien Bacher’s (software engineer at Canonical) initial proposal to stay on GTK 3.8 for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, GTK 3.10 landed in the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr proposed repositories.According to an Ubuntu Desktop mailing list message, the rationale behind updating GTK to version 3.10 in Ubuntu 14.04 is to make “app developers happier (and we […]

Unity Global Menu Can Now Be Disabled For Individual Applications [Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr]

After a recent update in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, it’s possible to whitelist or blacklist individual applications from using the Ubuntu AppMenu (global menu).These settings are accessible via Dconf-editor, under  com > canonical > unity-gtk-module.To blacklist an application from using the Unity global menu in Ubuntu 14.04, install dconf-editor:sudo apt-get install dconf-editorThen open Dconf Editor, […]

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr Might Get A New Icon Theme

In an Ubuntu Developer Summit session today, Matthieu James (Graphic/Visual Designer at Canonical) presented the design guidelines as well as some of the work done to create a new icon theme for Ubuntu (both desktop and touch).The main goal is to finalize the new icon theme for 14.04 on touch devices but it’s also possible […]

Possible Changes In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

A new Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit (uds-1311) will start next week and some interesting changes will be discussed, such as enabling TRIM for SSDs by default, supporting touch apps on Ubuntu desktop and more.Below you’ll find some of the changes proposed for the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) as well as some other interesting […]

Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” Release Schedule

Mark Shuttleworth announced on 31 October 2011 that by Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu will support smartphones, tablets, TVs and smart screens. On 18 October 2013, it was announced that next version of Ubuntu 14.04 code name “Trusty Tahr” will be LTS (Long Term Support) and will get support till April 2019.Mark Shuttleworth said in his blog:”So […]

Ubuntu 14.04 Codename Revealed: Trusty Tahr

Mark Shuttleworth has announced the codename for the next Ubuntu release (14.04 LTS): Trusty Tahr:”So our titular totem, our tamper-proof taboo, our tranquil memento of mission and dues, our topical target of both cry and hue, the name for our LTS thoughtful and true: I give you, as Seuss would, with hullabaloo, the temperate and […]