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  • PS4 Controller Battery Level Extension for the GNOME Desktop

    Mon 4:34pm By Joey Sneddon
    Using a DualShock 4 controller on Ubuntu? If so, you may find the following new GNOME extension a handy thing to have around. It’s called ‘Dual Shock 4 battery percentage’ and, in an unexpected and not at all predictable twist, it lets you see PS4…
  • MellowPlayer is a Cross-Platform Qt Cloud Music App

    Mon 7:25am By Joey Sneddon
    MellowPlayer is a Qt cloud music app for Linux, Windows and Mac. Never heard of it? I can’t say I had, either. But a reader of this site, and a fan of MellowPlayer,  asked if I could write a few lines about its latest release. MellowPlayer is a Qt Cloud…
  • Snap Apps Get Big Promo Push in Ubuntu 17.10 (Updated)

    Sun 5:27pm By Joey Sneddon
    Ubuntu plans to highlight new Snap apps in the desktop Ubuntu Software app, but it seems they're going further than we initially imagined.…
  • A Linux File Manager Built Using Electron

    Sun 3:16pm By Joey Sneddon
    We’ve written about plenty of Electron apps, from music players to e-mail clients, code editors and chat tools — but the following tool the first Electron file manager we’ve come across! It’s called JumpFM and it’s described as a ‘minimalistic…
  • Color Emoji Support Is Coming to GNOME Desktop

    Sun 9:30am By Joey Sneddon
    If you're a regular readers you'll know how I've longed to see full color emoji support on Linux — and it seems, at long last, I'm very close to getting it!…
  • 7 of the Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu

    Fri 12:24pm By Joey Sneddon
    On a hunt to find the best icon themes for Ubuntu? Well, you’ve come to the right post place! In this post we will show you some of the best icon themes for Ubuntu, ranging from modern, flat icon sets, to a circular icon pack carrying a colourful twist. Oh,…
  • How To Search Google from the Command Line

    Fri 9:23am By Joey Sneddon
    If you wanted to Google from the command line you need to check out Googler, a small open-source tool with lets you search the web from a terminal.…
  • The Default Wallpaper of Plasma 5.11

    Fri 7:00am By Joey Sneddon
    Meet the new KDE Plasma default wallpaper set to ship in the the next major stable release, Plasma 5.11, later this year. This post, The Default Wallpaper of Plasma 5.11, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Snappy Sceptic Files Bug to Ask Why It Even Exists

    Thu 7:42am By Joey Sneddon
    The bug reporting infrastructure around an open-source project generally isn’t the best place to fish for a debate — especially when that debate poses questions of a rather existential nature! But if you’ve ever wondered why Ubuntu is bothering to…
  • GPD Pocket, The 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop, is Now Shipping

    Wed 8:10am By Joey Sneddon
    Ubuntu fans with small fingers (and big pockets) will be pleased to hear that the GPD Pocket Ubuntu edition has begun shipping. This post, GPD Pocket, The 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop, is Now Shipping, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Firefox 55 Upgrade Is Finally Rolling Out on Ubuntu

    Tue 2:49pm By Joey Sneddon
    Ubuntu users can now upgrade to the latest stable release of Mozilla Firefox through the Software Updater tool, without the need for extra PPAs.…
  • The MusixMatch Desktop Lyrics App Is Available for Linux

    Aug 15, 2017, 10:29 am By Joey Sneddon
    This weekend I learnt that the Musixmatch desktop app is available for Linux!  Not that Linux users are short of desktop lyrics apps. We’ve written about several before, including ‘Instant Lyrics’ and ‘Lyricfier’, and many open-source music players…
  • Ubuntu is adding a Trash Can Icon to the Desktop

    Aug 15, 2017, 7:32 am By Joey Sneddon
    With no (easy) way to add a trash icon to the new Ubuntu Dock, Ubuntu's devs instead opt to add a trash icon to the Ubuntu desktop. This post, Ubuntu is adding a Trash Can Icon to the Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Latte Dock 0.7 Released with Wayland Tech Preview

    Aug 14, 2017, 3:53 pm By Joey Sneddon
    A new version of Latte Dock is available to download. The popular desktop dock is designed for, but not exclusive to, the KDE Plasma desktop. The official release announcement lists many of the salient changes, which include support for dynamic layouts and…
  • Atom, Visual Studio Code Updates Available to Download

    Aug 14, 2017, 9:39 am By Joey Sneddon
    Github's Atom text editor and Microsoft's Visual Studio Code (VS Code) both have updated versions available to download. This post, Atom, Visual Studio Code Updates Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • QupZilla Web Browser Is Changing Its Name

    Aug 14, 2017, 8:16 am By Joey Sneddon
    The QupZilla web browser is hunting for a new name. Development is to move under the KDE project umbrella and it may replace Konquerer. This post, QupZilla Web Browser Is Changing Its Name, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • The New Ubuntu Dock (First Look)

    Aug 14, 2017, 7:02 am By Joey Sneddon
    We reported last week that Ubuntu is creating a fork of Dash to Dock, the popular GNOME extension, for use on the Ubuntu 17.10 desktop — but we didn’t know a lot about it. Well, we did some digging over the weekend and found the development branch of the…
  • How to Install Winamp inspired Qmmp on Ubuntu

    Aug 11, 2017, 10:45 am By Joey Sneddon
    In this post we will show you how to install Qmmp on Ubuntu. Qmmp (which stands for Qt Multi Media Player) is an open-source audio player built using C++ and Qt. It’s not the kind of music app that will appeal to fans of apps like Rhythmbox, Clementine or…