Get Movie Information And Play Trailers In Ubuntu Using Unity Movie Lens (With Previews Support)

Lorenzo, who has developed many useful Ubuntu tools (appindicators, lenses, etc.), has released yet another cool Unity lens with previews support: a Movie Lens.The Unity Movie Lens can be used to search for Movies and using the Previews feature (which can be accessed by right clicking on a search result) available in Ubuntu 12.10, you [...]

Alternative YouTube Video Lens Updated With Previews, More [Ubuntu 12.10]

A while back, Lorenzo has created an alternative video lens and YouTube scope for Unity, which can be used to easily search and play YouTube videos using an external player of your choice.Unity in Ubuntu 12.10 does have its own video lens, but it only supports YouTube Shows, Movies and Educations, so most YouTube results [...]

Ubuntu 12.10 Gets Option To Disable Online Search Results In Dash [Unity 6.8.0]

Unity 6.8.0 has been released in the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal proposed repository today, along with updated default lenses, bringing many bug fixes as usual, along with an option to disable online results from showing up in Dash.Starting with the latest Unity 6.8.0, you can disable Dash online search results by going to System Settings [...]

`My Weather Indicator` Gets New Forecast Map, Improved Geolocation

`My Weather Indicator`, an appindicator which displays the weather on the Unity panel, has been updated to version 0.5.3.2 yesterday and comes with an interesting new feature: a weather forecast map through the OpenWeatherMap service.The new weather forecast map displays the following information as an overlay:Radar (USA and Canada)Clouds forecastPrecipitation forecastsCurrent weatherStations informationWeather forecast mapThe [...]

How To Reset Compiz And Unity In Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal [Quick Tip]

In Ubuntu 12.10, Compiz (and Unity) are using Gsettings instead of Gconf and because of this, the “unity –reset” command used to reset Unity in previous Ubuntu versions doesn’t work anymore. In case some settings are messed up and you want to reset Unity and Compiz to their default settings, here’s a new way of [...]

Unity WebApps Available In The Ubuntu 12.10 Official Repositories

The Unity WebApps feature has been available in Ubuntu 12.10 for some time, but besides the Amazon and Ubuntu One Music Store webapps which are installed by default, no other webapps were available for installation.Today, the webapps that were available in the preview PPA are available in the official Ubuntu 12.10 repositories, but as separate [...]

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Available For Download

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal beta 2 has been made available for download today. There are quite a few changes in Ubuntu 12.10 beta 2, including a new Unity version which brings some more polish and tweaks along with 3 new Unity lenses, Amazon and Ubuntu One Music store webapps installed by default, a new default [...]

Evernote Ubuntu Client `Everpad` Gets Unity Previews Support

Everpad, an application that integrates the popular note taking service `Evernote` with Unity through an AppIndicator and Unity lens, was updated recently, the new version bringing a cool new feature for Ubuntu 12.10 users: support for Unity Previews, being one of the first unofficial lenses which takes advantage of this new feature.The Unity Previews feature [...]

Unity 6.6.0 Released, Gets New Animations And 2 New Lenses

Unity 6.6.0 has just been uploaded to the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal proposed repositories, bringing some polish for various aspects like the Dash Previews, animations, 2 new default lenses and more.Unity 6.6.0 introduces a new animation for Dash previews as well as a new minimize animation. You can see them both in action in the [...]

Everpad Integrates Evernote With Ubuntu Unity (AppIndicator, Lens)

Evernote is a note taking service in which the notes can be text, images, voice memos, handwritten notes or file attachments. There are Evernote clients available for Windows, Mac OSX, Amdroid, iOS and WebOS, but there’s no official Linux client.On Linux, you can use NixNote (previously Nevernote), an unofficial Evernote client written in Java but [...]

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Beta 1 Released [Video, Screenshots]

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal beta 1 has been released today, introducing many changes which include new Unity features, refreshed default theme, and much more. There were also some controversial changes like the removal of Unity 2D and the Nautilus downgrade to version 3.4.2. Read on to find out more!Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal beta 1 video(Direct [...]

Unity 6.4.0 Lands In Ubuntu Quantal Proposed Repository, Brings Dash Previews

Unity 6.4.0 has been uploaded to the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal proposed* repositories today, bringing a huge list of bug fixes, but also some new features that were announced earlier, like the Dash previews feature.The previews feature allows you to right click applications or files in Dash to get a preview, along with some extra [...]

Unity: Dash Gets A Cool New Previews Feature [Video] – Ubuntu 12.10 Development

A cool new feature has landed in the Unity Staging PPA, for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal: previews in Dash.With the new “previews” feature, you’ll be able to right click applications or files in Dash to get a preview, along with some extra information which depends on the item you’ve right clicked.For instance, right clicking an [...]

Unity 2D No Longer Installed By Default, Removed From The Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Repositories

According to the latest “ubuntu-meta” package update from the Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal repositories, Unity 2D will no longer be installed by default in Ubuntu 12.10, and Unity 2D users are being transitioned to the Unity 3D session, just like it was discussed at UDS-Q.Further more, the latest Unity package, uploaded to the Ubuntu Quantal repositories [...]

Add Stacks To The Unity Launcher With `Drawers`

Stacks is a feature firstly found on Mac OS X, which, as the name implies, “stacks” files into small organized folders on the dock – in our case, the Unity Launcher.Drawers is an utility that lets you create stacks (drawers) on the Unity launcher, a feature that was often requested but it hasn’t been implemented [...]