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SMPlayer 18.9.0 Released with ‘Cast to Smartphone/tablet’ Support

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SMPlayer media player 18.9.0 was released today with YouTube fix and a new option. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04. SMPlayer 18.9.0 adds “Cast to -> Smartphone/tablet” option in Play menu (Experimental). When you click the option, it pops up a dialog with a QR code that you can either scan to play the current video ...

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Gnome MPV (MPV Frontend) 0.15 Released with Enhancement

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Gnome MPV 0.15, a simple GTK+ frontend for MPV media player, was released a day ago with enhancement. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04. Gnome MPV 0.15 release highlights: Set default screenshot directory to XDG_PICTURES_DIR Improve handling of –window-scale, –autofit, –autofit-larger, and –autofit-smaller Add command line option for setting WM_ROLE Add context menu item for removing ...

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How to Install LibreOffice 6.1 in Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04

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The default LibreOffice office suite reached the new major 6.1 released a few days ago. Here’s how you can install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18/19, and derivatives. According to Libreoffice 6.1 release note, the new release brings new icon themes and app icons, better KDE integration, reworked image handling, improvements to Excel 2003 XML import, continued ...

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How to Install MPV 0.29 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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MPV 0.29.0, a free and open-source media player based on MPlayer and mplayer2, was released a few days ago. And now you can easily install it in Ubuntu 18.04 via PPA. MPV 0.29.0 was released with following changes: ao/openal: Add better sample format and channel layout selection ao/openal: Add support for direct channels output cocoa-cb: initial implementation via opengl-cb API ...

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How to Install GnuCash 3.2 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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This quick tutorial will show beginners how to install the latest GnuCash 3.2 in Ubuntu 18.04 Boinic Beaver. while the GnuCash snap package is still in 2.6 stable series, the easiest way to install the GnuCash 3.x so far is using a PPA repository. And here’s a third-party PPA contains GnuCash 3.2 for Ubuntu 18.04. 1. Add the unofficial GnuCash ...

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VirtualBox 5.2.14 Released with Kernel 4.17, X11 Fixes

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Oracle Virtualbox got a new maintenance release for the 5.2 series today with various bug-fixes. According to the changelog, following items were added or fixed in VirtualBox 5.2.14: Fixed a segmentation fault when accessing the interface through VNC X11: handle repeating keys on the host system correctly VMM: Fixed emulation of the undocumented SALC instruction VMM: Fixed emulation of so-called ...

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Krita 4.1 Released with Great New Features (How to Install)

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A new stable series of the digital painting software Krita 4.1 was released today with exciting new features. Krita 4.1 features: A new reference images tool that replaces the old reference images docker. You can now save and load sessions: the set of images and views on images you were working on You can create multi-monitor workspace layouts An improved ...

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Enable Numlock, Tap to Click in Ubuntu 18.04 Login Screen

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This quick tutorial is going to show you how to enable ‘numlock‘ and ‘tap to click‘ in the GDM login screen of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. GSettings configuration tool can do the jobs via 2 commands, though the gdm user privilege is required. 1. Get gdm user privilege in a terminal window. 1. Open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching ...

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How to Record Your Gnome Desktop Instantly in Ubuntu 18.04

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Without installing any screen recording software, you can capture your Gnome desktop instantly in Ubuntu 18.04 with a built-in tool. No app launcher, no command line option, and no quick option to start or stop it. Gnome’s built-in screen recorder only offers a keyboard shortcut to start and stop recording the full-screen of your Gnome desktop. The built-in screen recorder ...

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Quick Tip: Enable Secure Shell (SSH) Service in Ubuntu 18.04

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For Ubuntu beginners, this quick tutorial will show you how to enable the secure shell (SSH) service in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Ubuntu ships with OpenSSH, OpenBSD Secure Shell, in its main archives for secure access from remote machines. It is a suite of security-related network-level utilities based on the SSH protocol. Install OpenSSH Server in Ubuntu 18.04: 1. Open terminal ...

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