MATE Dock Applet Gets Unity-Like Progress Bar And Badge Support

MATE Dock Applet is a MATE Panel applet that displays running application windows as icons. The applet features options to pin applications to the dock, supports multiple workspaces, and can be added to any MATE Panel, regardless of size and orientation. The latest MATE Dock Applet 0.74, released today, includes a feature requested by some

Switch Between Multiple Lists Of Apps Pinned To Unity Launcher With `Launcher List Indicator` [Updated]

Launcher List Indicator is a simple AppIndicator that makes it easy to switch between multiple lists of Unity Launcher icons (apps pinned to the launcher). The indicator allows saving applications that are pinned to the Unity launcher as a list that can later be restored from the its menu. This is useful if you often

Quick Updates: Guake 0.8.7, WebTorrent Desktop 0.12.0, TLP 0.9

Guake 0.8.7 Guake is a drop-down terminal emulator for GNOME (GTK2). The application is inspired from consoles in computer games, such as Quake, in which the console slides from the top of the screen when a key is pressed. In the same way, Guake can be invoked and hidden using a single key (though Guake

How To Prevent The Super Key From Opening Dash On Top Of Fullscreen Windows (Ubuntu /w Unity Only)

In Ubuntu (Unity), the Super (Windows) key is used to open Unity Dash. Accidentally pressing the Super key when playing fullscreen games can be quite annoying, because Dash covers quite a bit of the screen, so you can’t see what’s going on, and it also switches the keyboard input from the game to Unity. If

Rclone Synchronizes Files Between Multiple Cloud Storage Services (Command Line)

There are command line tools available for synchronizing files from / to cloud storage services, but they usually only support one service. Like Grive2 for Google Drive, the official Yandex.Disk console client, Dropbox Uploader, and so on. But what about synchronizing files and folders from or to multiple cloud storage services? For such cases, you

How To Completely Disable Mouse Acceleration In Linux

Some desktop environments don’t provide a way to change the mouse acceleration (GNOME and Unity for instance), and even for those that do (like Cinnamon), you can’t completely turn it off. Here’s how to completely disable mouse acceleration in Linux (for Xorg). Disabling mouse acceleration is useful for FPS gaming. Mouse acceleration makes the pointer

Alternative System Monitor Applet For LXDE, Xfce, And MATE: Multiload-ng

Multiload-ng is a GTK2 graphical system monitor for the Xfce, LXDE, and MATE panels, forked from the old GNOME Multiload applet. It can also run in a standalone window. Multiload-ng features: supported graphs: CPU, memory, network, swap, load average, disk, and temperature; highly customizable; color schemes support; automatically adapts to container changes (panel or wiondow);

Vivaldi 1.3 Stable Released With Custom Themes, Tab Hibernation On Linux

A new stable version of Vivaldi, the web browser aimed at power users, was released today, and it includes custom themes, tab hibernation on Linux, enhanced privacy, and more. In case you’re not familiar with Vivaldi, this is a web browser built using open source technologies, like the Blink engine, Node.js and React.js, however, the

Turtl: Secure, Open Source Evernote Alternative

Turtl is a secure, open source Evernote alternative, available for Linux, Windows, Mac, and Android. An iOS version is “coming soon”. Firefox and Chrome bookmarking extensions are also available. The application, which is currently in beta, lets you keep your notes (with Markdown support for the note editor), website bookmarks, passwords, documents, photos, and so

Get Football (Soccer) Scores, Fixtures, And Standings From The Command Line With Soccer CLI [Updated]

If you prefer working at the command line to using a graphical interface, and you’re a football (soccer) fan, Soccer CLI is for you. The app uses the API to provide past and live football scores, standings, upcoming fixtures, and player information. All major European football leagues are supported, including Premier League, La Liga,

Add Recently Accessed Files As Quicklists To Apps Pinned To Unity Launcher With `Ubuntu RecentQuicklists`

Ubuntu RecentQuicklists is a Python script that adds recently accessed files as quicklists (right click menu) to applications pinned to the Unity Launcher. The script should work with any application that handles files, as long as it has a desktop file under /usr/share/applications/. Among the applications confirmed to work with Ubuntu RecentQuicklists are LibreOffice (Writer,

WSUS Offline - Update thy Windows

  Recently, I have begun exploring alternative tools to Windows Update, in order to help solve the issue of slow updates. My quest took me down the shadowy path of several official patches, which had not yielded the desired results – more to come on this with some good results, stay tuned. Then, I tried

Disable the new Firefox 48 location bar - Tutorial

  Here I go again on my own. Disabling things in Firefox we’ve never known. Like a drifter I was born to tweak alone. But I’ve made up my mind. I’m not Chroming no more time. Indeed. A change for the sake of change. Perfectly sane functionality being ruined for the sake of a meaningless,

AppImage - One app framework to distro them all

Linux is highly portable. Fact. On the other hand, Linux software is the least portable technology in the world. Try running Firefox designed for Debian on Fedora. In fact, try running Firefox designed for one version of Fedora on another Fedora, perhaps a slightly older version. Godspeed, Captain Jack Sparrow. The fanatical rigor with which

Python vs. C/C++ in embedded systems

The C/C++ programming languages dominate embedded systems programming, though they have a number of disadvantages. Python, on the other hand, has many strengths that make it a great language for embedded systems. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each, and why you should consider Python for embedded programming. C/C++ are compiled languages, while

Free education resources from Curriki and Sankoré wikis

From the days of Gutenberg, technology has been linked to education. Curriki and Sankoré use open source to bring high-quality education to people who need it, and otherwise cannot access it. The original wikis The first documented event where technology became an integrated part of what we know nowadays as a library, both in physical

Top 5: Alternatives to Office 365, Why do you love Linux?, and more

In this week’s Top 5, we highlight Docear for researchers, one Linux user’s journey in keeping modern firmwares current, 25 reasons our readers love Linux, three command-line music players, and open source web-based office suite alternatives. Top 5 articles of the week 5.How to organize your scholarly research with Docear Researchers need help tracking their

Great new technical guides, tutorials, and documentation for OpenStack

The number of tools and projects which fall under the broad heading of “open source cloud” seem to grow every month. Just inside of the OpenStack umbrella, there are dozens of different projects to keep track of, all steaming ahead under a six-month release cycle. Cloud administrator and developers have their work cut out for

Seven innovative social media marketing tools you should be using

Is your social media marketing campaign a little lackluster? Are you getting results, but not nearly to the scale you would prefer? Many marketers face this problem, especially given the constantly evolving nature of social media. What makes social platforms so unique is that they are impacted almost entirely not by the features they provide,

Blu Launches iPhone 7 Rival Pure XR, An Affordable Android Smartphone With A 3D Touch Display

Blu Products has announced its latest affordable and flagship-like Android smartphone, the Blu Pure XR. The handset is a followup to last year’s Pure XL and it comes with flagship features without the flagship price. The Blu Pure XR comes with a 5.5-inch SuperAMOLED full HD 1080p display which supports 3D Touch, the same pressure