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How to Reset Forgotten Passwords in Ubuntu 16.04

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Forgot your Ubuntu login password? Well, this quick tip is going to show you how to reset user (or root) password in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It’s easy to change a password in Ubuntu Linux via passwd command. The key is how you can get into the root command console with super user privilege. 1. Boot into root shell: For those ...

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How to Change The Unity Dash Logo Icon in Ubuntu 16.04

Customize Unity Dash Icon

For better viewing, you can change the GTK and icon themes in Ubuntu Desktop. But most icon themes do not change the Dash icon in the Unity Launcher. Accurately, the Ubuntu logo (Unity Dash icon) is the launcher_bfb.png file located in /usr/share/unity/icons. Just replace this 128×128 pixels png file with a custom icon file will change the Dash icon at ...

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Shotwell Photo Manager 0.23.6 Released with Fixes

Shotwell Photo Manager

The digital photo manager Shotwell 0.23.6 was released. It’s available in PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18. Shotwell photo manager is updating frequently in recent months, the latest 0.23.6 is released just two weeks after the last and it features: Fix locale-dependent times Use nl_langinfo instead of custom LConv Fix renaming of tags and saved searches Improve message ...

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OpenShot 2.1 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04

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OpenShot 2.1, the new major stable release series since OpenShot 1.4.x (2.0 is a beta series), was finally released a few hours ago with a huge number of new features, bug fixes, and improvements! brings many stability and performance related improvements, multiple memory leak fixes, and also following new features: Supports for displaying audio waveforms on clips Improves property editing ...

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Remove Unity Launcher & Alt-Tab Switcher ‘Tile’ Background in Ubuntu

Alt Tab Switcher without background cube

For those who dislike the glossy square tile backgrounds in the Unity Launcher icons and Alt-Tab Switcher, Without changing GTK theme, there’s a simple script called unity-flatify-icons to “flatten Ubuntu Unity’s launcher icons”. The script does not flatten the application icons, it accurately removes the tile backgrounds for un-opened application icons, and for opened applications uses new flat style boxes. ...

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Qmmp 1.1.3 Released with Enhancements and Bug-fixes

Qmmp Qt Multi Media Player

Qmmp, an open-source Qt-based multi-media player, just got an update a few hours ago by releasing version 1.1.3 and 0.10.3. Qmmp is a free audio player with Winamp-like user interface. It supports XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins, mms, MPRIS, Last.fm, lyrics, most audio formats, and more. And the latest Qmmp 1.1.3/0.10.3 features: added xesam:contentCreated field in the mpris plugin improved ...

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How to Install LiVES Video Editor 2.6.8 in Ubuntu 16.04

video editor software

LiVES is a free and open-source video editing software and VJ tool designed to be simple to use, small in size, yet powerful with many advanced features. LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or ...

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Install Gnome Pie 0.6.9 (Visual App Launcher) in Ubuntu 16.04

Gnome Pie App Launcher

Gnome Pie, a radial visual application launcher, got an update recently with some improvements and fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via PPA. Gnome Pie is an application inspired by a World of Warcraft addon called OPie, offers a cool new way to launch applications in Gnome. While Ubuntu 16.04 offers the 0.6.8 release, Gnome-Pie 0.6.9 ...

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Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Beta 1 Available for Download

Ubuntu 16.10 Beta

The first beta of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has been released. This milestone images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio. The Jogpa, in our mad flight, cut off a long lock of the yak’s silky hair. Having secured this, he appeared to be quite satisfied, let go, and sheathed his sword. – Arnold Henry Savage Landor ...

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FileZilla 3.21.0 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 16.04

FileZilla

FileZilla FTP Client has reached the 3.21.0 release, here’s how you can install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Changes in FileZilla 3.21.0: Fixed a string format vulnerability introduced in 3.20.0-rc1 when listing directories using SFTP SFTP: Added support for AES-GCM ciphers as implemented in OpenSSH OS X: Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab can now be used to switch forward and ...

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