‘Komorebi’ Display Clock & Animations on Ubuntu Desktop

Komorebi is a Linux wallpaper manager that provides fully customizable backgrounds, e,g., show date and time on desktop. Wallpapers included by default range from animated ones, still, and gradients! See screenshots below. A settings dialog is available to launch by right-clicking on desktop and choose what to display. Wallpapers are located in /System/Resources/Komorebi/, you can create your own wallpapers easily by following this tutorial. Starting by opening terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run command to open the wallpaper folder: gksudo nautilus /System/Resources/Komorebi/ Install Komorebi: Download the .deb package from the link below, then click install via Ubuntu Software or Gdebi: Komorebi Release Page (Optional) To uninstall Komorebi, either use you system … Read more

Install GNU Cash Accounting Software On Linux Ubuntu

Install GNU Cash financial-accounting software for Linux Ubuntu. GNU Cash is designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports. GNU Cash comes with notable small business accounting features. Using it one can simplify managing a small business with Customer and Vendor tracking, Jobs, Invoicing and Bill Payment, and Tax and Billing Terms. Using A/Receivable and A/Payable accounts you can even manage payrolls for your employees. GnuCash gives you also a tool to manage … Read more

Install Chatty Twitch Chat Client in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

Chatty, an open-source Twitch chat client based on Java, has now reached the 0.8.6 release with some new features and bug fixes. Twitch chat client for everyone who wants to try something new and different from the webchat, but doesn’t want the complexity of an IRC client or miss out on the Twitch specific features. Chatty 0.8.6 features: Added new Notification system Added support for new sub messages Added button to sort some setting lists alphabetically Changed Emote Context Menu entry “Twitch Profile” to “Twitch Stream” Some other Settings Dialog and GUI improvements Made Addressbook mod commands channel setting case-insensitive Some debug output improvements custom commands and some fixes. How … Read more

Enable ‘Shell theme’ in Gnome Tweak Tool in Ubuntu

This quick tutorial is going to show Gnome Desktop beginners how to enable the ‘Shell theme’ drop-down box in the Gnome Tweak Tool. A Gnome Shell theme changes shell buttons, colors, panels, etc. The setting is disabled by default in Gnome Tweak Tool, and you’ll see the prompt “Shell user-theme extension not enabled” when you hover the cursor over the alert icon. As it prompts, you need to enable user-theme extension. While it’s not available by default, install it via following steps: 1. Open Firefox web browser and go to https://extensions.gnome.org: Click the link text “click here to install browser extension” and follow the pop-ups to install the browser extension: … Read more

New KDE Connect Indicator Ubuntu / Linux Mint PPA

The KDE Connect Indicator (fork) PPA maintainer is not available any more, and I was asked to create a new PPA. Since I’m a KDE Connect Indicator user myself, I couldn’t say no, so I created a new KDE Connect Indicator PPA, which provides packages for Ubuntu 17.04, 16.10 and 16.04 / Linux Mint 18.x. I didn’t upload packages for Ubuntu 14.04 / Linux Mint 17.x because I couldn’t build the latest KDE Connect for this Ubuntu version due to newer dependencies, and Ubuntu 14.04 has a pretty old KDE Connect version. The KDE Connect Indicator (fork) developer is also looking for someone that can create and maintain Flatpack and … Read more

Firefox Multiprocess is Disabled by Default on Ubuntu, So Here’s How To Turn it On

Multiprocess Firefox brings a ‘major improvement’ to your browsing experience — but if you’re running Ubuntu you won’t be feeling the benefit. Yup, it turns out that Firefox multiprocess mode is disabled on Ubuntu by default. This is because the Ubuntu modifications add-on that comes pre-bundled with the browser is not yet compatible with it. If the “Ubuntu Modifications” add-on is active it’s almost certain that multi-processing is disabled. Multiprocess Firefox (which is also known as “Electrolysis” or e10s) separates web content from the Firefox UI processes. This means that when a poorly made web page or web script causes a spike in CPU or memory the rest of the … Read more

Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme

Flattiance is pitched as a “semi-flat fork” of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. You know, the one that ships out of the box and by default. On the whole Flattiance keeps to the same color palette, with dark browns and orange accents, but it ditches the gradient in app headers in favour of a solid block. The window control icons are the biggest divergence from the theme it mimics, though. The bright traffic light colours are more akin to macOS than anything we’re used in on Ubuntu. You can download the theme from the link below. To install just extract the downloaded archive to your ~/.themes folder and then use a … Read more

How to Enable HTTP/2 in Nginx on Ubuntu and CentOS

  HTTP/2 is a major revision of the HTTP network protocol and it focuses on performance improvements. Its goal is to reduce the latency as well as to make the web applications faster by allowing multiple concurrent requests between the web browser and the server across a single TCP connection. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to enable HTTP/2 in Nginx on a Linux VPS using Ubuntu or CentOS as an operating system. If you use Apache, you can check our tutorial on how to enable HTTP/2 in Apache on Ubuntu. Prerequisites In order to be able to follow the instructions and enable HTTP/2 on your … Read more

Ukuu – Simple Tool to Install the Latest Kernels in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

For those who want to test the latest Linux kernels, Ukuu (Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility) offers a simple interface with list of the “mainline” Kernels and allow user to one-click download and install a selected kernel release. The mainline kernels are provided by Ubuntu Kernel Team for testing and debugging purposes. They are not supported and are not appropriate for production use. You should only install these if they may fix a critical problem you’re having with the current kernel. Read more about mainline kernels. Ukuu features: Fetches list of kernels from kernel.ubuntu.com Displays notifications when a new kernel update is available. Downloads and installs packages automatically How to Install … Read more

Make Fedora fonts better

Citizens of the Internet, welcome. Fonts in Linux are a rather neglected topic; there are things with a higher delight factor we could talk about, discuss, test, and indeed, write. But fonts be probably one of the most important elements of modern computing. Because we spend countless hours staring at monitors, and the precision of displayed information affects our productivity, health, mood, and ability to remain in front of a screen. It’s not all about fonts, but then, it is. Types of displays, pixel density, color calibration, screen resolution, lighting, viewing distance, and many other factors affect how we experience text before us. But for any given hardware and setup, … Read more

Wine 2.0 Stable Released, Install It In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

After more than a year of development, Wine 2.0 has been released with over 6600 changes, which include support for Microsoft Office 2013, GStreamer 1.0 support, various Direct3D 10 and 11 improvements and more. Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) allows running Microsoft Windows application on Unix-like operating systems. It is written primarily using reverse engineering, to avoid copyright issues. Wine 2.0 release highlights: support for Microsoft Office 2013; more Direct3D 10 and 11 were implemented, including several shader model 4 and 5 shader instructions, sRGB read/write support and more (but Direct 3D 11 is still not fully supported); GStreamer version 1.0 is supported for audio and video streams; 64-bit … Read more

openSUSE Is Now Available On Windows Subsystem For Linux

Brief: openSUSE joins Ubuntu to provide Bash shell on Windows 10. In short, Bash on Windows is now available via openSUSE. openSUSE recently revealed that it is now possible to run openSUSE within Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). This Windows Subsystem for Linux is also known as Bash for Windows. This means that now when you are using Bash on Windows, you can use it via openSUSE. So your favorite Zypper and other openSUSE specific commands will work natively on Windows 10 along with other Bash commands. Image Credit: openSUSE What is Bash on Windows again? If you are not aware of it, last year, Microsoft dropped the bomb by … Read more