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Krita 4.2.2 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

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Free open-source painting software Krita released its second monthly bug-fix release for the 4.2 series a day ago. The new Krita 4.2.2 release features: Text editor: make sure the background color is the one set in the settings Fix a crash when creating a text shape Fix a styling issue in the filter layers properties dialog Fix selecting colors from ...

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How to Install Windows 7 Style Start Menu in Ubuntu 18.04 & Higher

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For those who want to replace the default Gnome desktop application menu, with classic Windows style start menu, it can easily done with Gnome Shell extension in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher. Arc Menu is a Gnome shell extension designed to replace the standard menu found in Gnome 3. It offers application menu with search functionality as well as quick access ...

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Install Emacs 26.2 & Keep Updated via Snap in Ubuntu 18.04 / Higher

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The latest Gnu Emacs text editor 26.2 now can be easily installed it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and even ubuntu 16.04 via Snap package. Snap is a containerised software package runs in most Linux desktop. It bundles most required runtime libraries and auto-updates itself. The community build of Gnu Emacs snap package is available a few days ago. And ...

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Check Gnome Desktop Version in Ubuntu 18.04, 19.04 & Higher

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This quick tutorial shows beginngers how to tell the default Gnome desktop version in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04. Ubuntu switched to Gnome 3 desktop since Ubuntu 18.04. You can easily check the desktop version via following steps: 1. Open Settings from left panel or application menu. When it opens, navigate to Details -> About. There you’ll see system ...

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Enable Top Panel Transparency in Ubuntu 19.04

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This quick tutorial shows how to enable dynamic panel transparency in Ubuntu 19.04 Gnome desktop, while it by default offers an opaque top panel in black. The top panel in Gnome desktop used to be transparent. It goes opaque whenever an app window touch the panel. The feature was removed since Gnome 3.32. Fortunately, an extension called Dynamic Panel Transparency ...

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Opera 60 Released with Web 3 Support, Borderless Desigin

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Opera web browser 60, codenamed Reborn 3, was released today with great new features and various other changes. Opera 60 release highlights: Web 3.0 support New borderless desigin. Light and dark theme New place for the snapshot tool Faster VPN and ad blocker Crypto Wallet which lets you store cryptocurrency Download / Install Opera in Ubuntu: The official Linux package ...

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Strawberry Music Player & Organizer Is A Fork of Clementine

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Strawberry is a free and open source audio player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors, audio enthusiasts and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. Strawberry is written in C++ with Qt 5 framework. It’s based on a heavily modified version of Clementine created in 2012-2013. And ...

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How to Install MATE Desktop 1.22 in Ubuntu 18.04

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MATE desktop environment 1.22 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS via PPA. MATE desktop 1.22 release highlights: Crazy amount of rework to MATE panel to make it work with Wayland. Support for metacity-themes upgraded to version 3 in marco window manager Session manager now properly terminates all processes on systemd. Fully ...

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Ubuntu 19.04 Default Background Wallpaper Is Revealed

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The default background wallpaper of Ubuntu 19.04 is revealed. One in colour, one in black and white. Ubuntu 19.04, codename ‘Disco Dingo’, will be released on April 18, 2019. It will ship with Linux Kernel 5.0 and Gnome 3.32 (due in spring). Now the default background wallpaper for Gnome desktop is available. They are both 4096 x 2304. Both jpg ...

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How to Install Mesa Graphics Driver 18.3.3 in Ubuntu 18.04

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The latest Mesa 3D graphics driver now is available to install via PPA in Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 18.10. Mesa 18.3.3 was released a week ago with some bug-fixes that include: OpenGL CTS gl43 test cases were interrupted due to segment fault error: inlining failed in call to always_inline ‘__m512 _mm512_and_ps(__m512, __m512)’: target specific option mismatch format_types.h:1220: undefined reference to ...

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