Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Final Beta Available For Download

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn final beta was released today, this being the first and only milestone for Ubuntu Utopic (while for the Ubuntu flavors, this is Beta 2). Let’s take a look at what’s new.And I mean “look” figuratively, because there are almost no visual changes in this Ubuntu final beta release. For instance, this […]

GDC 2014: Mozilla and Partners Prove the Web is the Platform for Gaming

Last year at the Game Developers Conference, Mozilla unlocked the Web as a powerful platform for gaming by presenting asm.js, a highly-optimized version of JavaScript that allows a developer to bring C/C++ games to the web and reach near-native speeds. … Continue reading

ClassicMenu Indicator 0.9 Released With New Configuration Options

ClassicMenu Indicator is, like the name says, a classic, old GNOME style menu available as an AppIndicator so it can be used in Unity, as an alternative for those who dislike Dash, but it should also work in other desktop environments.ClassicMenu Indicator 0.9 was released yesterday and comes with bug fixes as well as new […]

Ubuntu Touch X86 Emulator: Better Emulator Performance, Faster Startup [Ubuntu Installation Instructions]

Yesterday I wrote about installing Ubuntu Touch Emulator (ARM) in Ubuntu, but as you’ve probably noticed from the video or from your own experience if you’ve installed it, the ARM emulator is very slow.There’s a preview Ubuntu Touch Emulator x86 image that works a lot better than the ARM emulator and even though it’s available […]

How To Disable The Spotify Tray / AppIndicator Icon In Ubuntu

The native Spotify Linux client uses a tray icon / appindicator that can’t be set by the icon theme so it doesn’t integrate with the rest of the Ubuntu desktop. Furthermore, Spotify is integrated in the Ubuntu Sound Menu so the tray icon is not needed.Below you’ll find two ways of removing / hiding the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make Firefox Use Native Notifications In Linux With GNotifier

Quick tip for Firefox users: GNotifier is a Firefox extension that makes the browser use native notifications on the Linux desktop. The extension currently supports GNOME (Shell), Unity, KDE and Xfce.Below you can see a Firefox notification in action using GNotifier, under Unity and GNOME Shell:Besides regular notifications, like the one displayed when a file […]

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 […]

Don’t want third-party searches in Dash? Completely Disable Internet Searches in Ubuntu Dash

Ubuntu got Dash online search feature since ’12.10 Quantal’ version and in Linux community many of us has criticized Canonical Ltd on this step. Most of the people think that Canonical spy on users using online searches.When Ubuntu 13.10 Raring was released, Canonical’s David Callé has dropped a line on this Google+ post that ‘The […]

Install Ubuntu On Your Chromebook Using Crouton

I recently got a Chromebook and decided to install Ubuntu on it. There are two ways (that I know of) of doing this: using Crouton, which uses a chroot environment and lets you run both Chrome OS and Ubuntu in the same time and you can switch between the two using a keyboard shortcut, and […]

Install Nemo With Unity Patches (And Without Cinnamon Dependencies) In Ubuntu

Nemo, the default Cinnamon file manager, needs Cinnamon to be installed, even if you want to use it in some other desktop environment such as GNOME/Unity. That’s not the only issue that makes using the latest Nemo under Unity difficult – Cinnamon 2.0 breaks Unity in Ubuntu 13.10, Nemo no longer draws the desktop icons […]

8 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)

Ubuntu 13.10 was released today and for those of you who plan on doing a clean install, here are 8 useful things to do after the installation.1. Install some extra AppIndicators (applets)System Load Indicator is a port of the popular System Monitor GNOME Panel applet and it can display CPU, memory, network usage and more […]

Ubuntu 13.10 Available For Download

Ubuntu 13.10 was released today and while there aren’t as many new features as in the previous releases, there are some interesting changes. Read on to see what’s new in Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)!Unity changesUbuntu 13.10 comes with a new feature called “Smart Scopes” (also known as “100 scopes”, although there aren’t 100 scopes available […]

How To Disable Amazon / Shopping Suggestions And Other Unity Scopes In Ubuntu 13.10

In Ubuntu 13.04, if you want to get online search results in Dash without shopping suggestions, you can simply remove the Unity Shopping lens. In Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) you can’t remove the Shopping lens but there is another way to achieve the same thing and it seems this isn’t obvious because I’ve seen quite […]

New PPA For Numix GTK And Icon Themes, More

Quick update for Numix fans: a new Numix PPA has been created and it hosts daily builds for Numix GTK theme, two Numix icon themes, a Plank theme and even a Numix wallpaper. More Numix related artwork will be added to this PPA in the future.Furthermore, Numix GTK theme is now compatible with GTK 3.4 […]

Unity 8 Available In The Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Repositories

Unity 8, the Ubuntu Phone Qml Shell, has landed in the Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander repositories.For now, Unity 8 is in its early alpha stages and not ready for use, and in fact, there’s a message on the wallpaper used by it that says just that:And indeed, while I was able to run it on [...]