How to Turn Ubuntu 19.10 Desktop into DLNA Media Server

This quick tutorial shows how to easily turn your Ubuntu 19.10 Desktop into a DLNA media sever without installing anything. DLNA, Digital Living Network Alliance, allows to stream video, music, and photo images to smart TV, game consoles, or other machines over a home network. Ubuntu 19.10 has built-in DLNA/UPnP AV services offered by rygel package. And it can be ...

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Enable ‘New Document’ in Right-Click Menu in Ubuntu 19.10

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This quick tip shows how to add ‘New Document‘ menu option in the default Nautilus file browser context menu in Ubuntu 19.10. Open Files from the left dock panel, and you’ll find there’s a file folder called Templates. Go to that folder, and you’ll see a prompt says ‘Put files in this folder to use them as templates for new ...

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[Quick Tip] Hide User List from Ubuntu 19.10 Login Screen

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This tutorial is going to show you how to remove the user list from the default GDM login screen in Ubuntu 19.10. When user list is disabled, you need to type a user name and password to log in. There is a gsettings key ‘org.gnome.login-screen.disable-user-list‘ to handle this functionality. It is however not working in my case even setting with ...

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[Quick Tip] Show Battery Percentage in Ubuntu 19.10 Top Panel

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This quick tutorial show Ubuntu beginners how to display the battery percentage in the top panel system tray area of Ubuntu 19.10 laptop. When your laptop is on battery, you may care more about the battery power and want to take a glance at the battery percentage at any time. The default Power Settings does not offer the option to ...

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How to Get Mac OS Style Dock Launcher in Ubuntu 19.10

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This quick tutorial shows how to customize the left panel in Ubuntu 19.10 Gnome desktop to make it look like Mac OS Dock launcher. The left panel in Ubuntu 19.10 is handled by Gnome Shell extension called ‘Ubuntu Dock‘, a fork of Dash to Dock extension. The ‘Ubuntu Dock’ is highly customizable though the default Settings utility offers only a ...

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How to Enable Secure Shell (SSH) Service in Ubuntu 19.10

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This quick tip shows Ubuntu beginners how to enable the secure shell (SSH) service in Ubuntu 19.10. SSH, also known as Secure Shell or Secure Socket Shell, is a network protocol or operating network services securely over an unsecured network. Ubuntu ships with OpenSSH in its universe repository. OpenSSH consists of ssh server, sftp server, and ssh-agent, and it allows ...

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Enable Click App Icon to Minimize in Ubuntu 19.10

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After installed Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine, one of the top things to do is enable the ‘minimize on click‘ (or you may call ‘click to minimize‘) feature. With the feature enabled, you can simply click the application icon on the left dock launcher (left panel) to minimize the opened app window. To enable ‘Click to Minimize’ via single command:   ...

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How to Change Hostname (Computer Name) in Ubuntu 19.10

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This quick tip is going to show Ubuntu beginners how to change the hostname (computer name) in Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine. While installing Ubuntu, there’s a step to create user and setup computer name in the install wizard. If you’ve Ubuntu 19.10 upgraded from previous release, or just want to change the computer name, do following steps one by one. ...

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How to Configure Startup Boot Menu in Ubuntu 19.10

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This quick tutorial shows Ubuntu beginners how to easily configure the default Grub boot manager in Ubuntu 19.10 desktop. Without struggling with Linux commands and various configuration files, an open-source software Grub Customizer offers a graphical interface to configure Grub (or BURG) settings and menu entries. 1. First open Ubuntu Software, search for and install the Grub Customizer. 2. Then ...

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How to Install Inkscape 1.0 Beta in Ubuntu 18.04/19.04

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Inkscape, an open-source vector graphics editor, release version 1.0 beta 1 a few weeks ago. Now you can install it easily in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher. Key features in Inkscape 1.0 beta: Theming support Origin in top left corner Canvas rotation and mirroring On-Canvas alignment of objects Better HiDPI screen support Controlling the width of PowerStroke with pressure sensitive graphics ...

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