Slick GTK3 Theme `Numix` Updated With Dark Theme Assets

Numix, a modern, flat GTK3 theme, has recently been updated with dark theme assets, along with other tweaks and fixes. The theme is compatible with GTK 3.6 and 3.8.Numix GTK3 theme under UnityNumix GTK3 is available for GNOME, Unity, Pantheon, Xfce and OpenBox and comes with a matching GTK 2 theme. Besides dark theme assets, [...]

Variety Wallpaper Changer 0.4.15 Released With Cinnamon 1.8 And MATE 1.6 Support

Variety is a wallpaper changer that automatically downloads wallpapers from sources such as Wallbase, Flickr, Wallpapers.net, Desktoppr, NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day as well as World Sunlight Map: a live Earth wallpaper which changes throughout the day. Using it, you can get a new, beautiful wallpaper automatically at the interval you set in the [...]

Ezame: A New Menu Editor For Unity

Ezame is a new menu editor especially created for Unity, though it should work with other desktop environments as well.The application lets you edit or create new menu items (application launchers), with all the options available in a .desktop file: set the icon, category and so on, as well as some advanced options like setting [...]

How To Install Emerald In Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 Or 12.04 [PPA]

Emerald Window Decorator development may have stopped and the package is no longer available in the Ubuntu repositories for a few releases, but there are users who want to continue using it, so to make it easier to install, I uploaded Emerald to the main WebUpd8 PPA, for Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 and 12.04.Emerald is a [...]

Unity Tomboy Lens Available For Ubuntu 13.04, Supports Dash Previews

Unity Tomboy Lens has been updated to work with the latest Unity available in Ubuntu 13.04. Also, the lens now supports Dash previews so you can quickly take a look at your note contents by right clicking the note in Dash.The lens allows you to search and open notes via Unity Dash and the notes [...]

Possible Changes In Ubunu 13.10 Saucy Salamander [UDS]

Ubuntu Developer Summit is a meeting where software developers gather to discuss the next Ubuntu version changes and features.The Ubuntu Developer Summit (uds-1305) will start tomorrow, will last for 3 days and some major possible changes will be discussed, like “click packages”, Chromium replacing Firefox as the default web browser, Unity 8 with Mir being [...]

How To Get The Systray Whitelist Back In Ubuntu 13.04

As you probably know, the Unity notification area (systray) whitelist is no longer available in Ubuntu 13.04 so you can’t whitelist applications to be able to use the systray. If you can’t live without an application that still uses the old notification area, here’s how to get the Unity systray whitelist back in Ubuntu 13.04 [...]

7 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)

Ubuntu 13.04 will be available for download in a few hours and since many of you will be installing it as soon as it’s released, here are 7 useful things you can do right after the installation.1. Tweak Unity.Unity Tweak Tool is a pretty new application that’s available in the Ubuntu 13.04 repositories, which you [...]

Ubuntu 13.04 Available For Download [Screenshots Tour, Video]

Ubuntu 13.04 has been released today with many enhancements and fixes to Unity as well as some important performance improvements. Read on to find out more!Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) videoCheck out the video below to see what’s new in Ubuntu 13.04:(direct video link; for more videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel)Unity changes in Ubuntu 13.04Unity [...]

How To Install Unity Smart Scopes In Ubuntu 13.04 [PPA]

Ubuntu 13.04 was supposed to get a new Unity Smart Scopes feature, which eventually didn’t make it, but if you don’t want to wait for Ubuntu 13.10 to try it, you can install it right now in Ubuntu 13.04, by using a PPA.Smart Scopes tries to provide a better and smarter Dash search experience by [...]

Panel Indicators Collection for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint

Indicators Collection for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint 14/13/12/11/10/9 Indicators are very useful, easy to access applications via few clicks, Panel indicators offer best user experience. I chose some indicators which are used on daily basis. These indicators support all current Ubuntu versions (13.04/12.10/12.04) and some are also available for [...]

Get The Ubuntu Touch Feeling On The Unity Desktop With These Launcher Icons

A few days ago we had an article about a new Unity Revamped PPA that adds some tweaks to Ubuntu 12.04, among which there were some nice Ubuntu Touch-style assets for the Unity Launcher. If you’re using Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 and want to use these Ubuntu Touch Launcher assets, you’ll find instructions on how [...]

Install Friends App (Gwibber Rewritten In QML) In Ubuntu 13.04 Or 12.10

Gwibber, the microblogging client available by default in Ubuntu, has been rewritten in QML recently and is now called Friends App. Also, Gwibber Service (the backend) and the Gwibber Unity Lens have been replaced with “Friends Service” and Unity Friends Lens and the new packages have landed in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail for a while, but [...]

New Unity Revamped PPA For Ubuntu 12.04 With Extra Tweaks

The popular Unity Revamped PPA has stopped working once again a while back, but there’s a new PPA that adds the same features to Unity along with some extra ones such as the Unity Touch Launcher icons.The new Unity Revamped PPA, maintained by Garhuy, is only available for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and adds the following [...]

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Final Beta Released, See What’s New

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail final beta has been released today, this being the first and only milestone for Raring. If you’re not using Raring already, read on to find out what’s new!Note: this is the first and only Ubuntu 13.04 beta, even though the ISO says “beta 2″, however, some Ubuntu flavours already had a [...]

Unity Launcher Drawers for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04

Install Drawers Unity Launchers in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise A utility for organizing related items for easy launching from the Unity launcher by “mini-dashes” or quicklists. You can also create persistent Desktop Widgets that display a directory or links to related items and applications. Drawers creates a launcher for the Unity panel [...]

Get A Classic Style Menu In Unity With The Latest Drawers

Drawers, an application that lets you create drawers (“stacks”) on the Unity Launcher for quick access (or just to unclutter / better organize the Unity Launcher) to various app shortcuts, files, links and so on, has been updated today with a much requested feature: AppMenu Drawers.AppMenu Drawers is a new type of drawer which tries [...]

Unity Tweak Tool Available In The Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Repositories

Unity Tweak Tool is a relatively new application that allows you to configure Unity, providing access to settings buried deep in Dconf-Tools or CCSM.The tool developed by a team which includes lead developer Barneedhar Vigneshwar and Georgi Karavasilev is now available in the Ubuntu Software Center for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail (and so, in the [...]

Unity To Get New Shutdown Dialogs, Scroll To Switch Between Windows Feature [Video]

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail: it looks like two interesting changes will land in Unity soon: support for switching between windows of the same application by scrolling on the application icon in the Unity Launcher and a new Unity style for shutdown dialog boxes.Here’s are a few screenshots with the new Unity shutdown / restart / [...]

Ubuntu To Use Its Own Display Server Called Mir, Unity To Be Ported To Qt/QML

According to a recent announcement, Ubuntu will use its own Display Server called Mir, replacing X window server. The reason for this is that “none of the existing solutions would allow us to implement our vision without taking major compromises which would come at the cost of user experience and quality”. Mir, a display server [...]