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

OpenSSH Service

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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Re-enable Shutter App Icon in Ubuntu 18.04 System Tray


Shutter, one of the most popular Linux screenshot tool, has two annoying issues in Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome desktop. Shutter in Ubuntu 18.04 can not edit picture images. The edit option is grayed out due to lack of libgoo-canvas-perl library. And there’s already a step by step tutorial shows how to re-enable Edit option in Shutter. Another issue is that the ...

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Sublime Text 3.1 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04


Sublime Text source code editor 3.1 was released a day ago lots of improvements for high DPI support. Sublime Text 3.1 release highlights: Windows 10/8.1 per-monitor DPI settings for handling mixed monitor configurations and on-the-fly DPI switching Lots of improvements for high DPI support on all platforms, including 8k monitor and @3x texture support Ligature support, with controls for customizing ...

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How to Change Lid Close Action in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu Laptop Lid behavior

In Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome desktop, there’s no option in Settings utility for configuring laptop lid close actions. And Gnome Tweaks only offer a switch to enable / disable ‘Suspend when laptop lid is closed’. For those who want it automatic shutdown, hibernate, or do nothing when laptop lid is closed, here’s how to do it by hacking on the configuration ...

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Qmmp Audio Player 1.2.1 Released with FFmpeg 4.0 Support


Qmmp, a Qt based music player with winamp or xmms like interface, reached the 1.2.1 release (and 0.11.1 for qt4) a few days ago. The new Qmmp release features FFmpeg 4.0 support, and adds feature to change default user interface. Other changes include: fixed playlists moving fixed openbox support (1.2.1 only) fixed kwin support (1.2.1 only) fixed mp3 detection fixed ...

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Re-enable ‘New Document’ Option in Ubuntu 18.04


After upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 from Ubuntu 16.04, you may found that the default Nautilus file browser lacks ‘New Document‘ option in its context menu. To get back the ‘New Document’ option, you can create a empty document in the Templates folder. And here I’m going to show you how. While ‘New Document’ option is not available, you need to ...

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Click on Icon to Minimize Application Window in Ubuntu 18.04

This quick tutorial shows you how to enable ‘Minimize on click’, the feather that minimize the running application window when you clicking on the icon in left launcher. While Settings and Gnome Tweaks utilities do not provide an option to toggle the action, you can enable the feature with Dconf Editor. 1. Search for and install dconf editor in Ubuntu ...

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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 17.10 (16.04) to Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has reached the final beta freeze a few days ago. You can now upgrade your Ubuntu 17.10 or Ubuntu 16.04 desktop to Ubuntu 18.04 beta and later upgrade to the final Ubuntu 18.04 by installing regular system updates. Note: before getting started, please check the release note or changelog (see below steps). And the upgrade process may ...

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How to Install Kotlin compiler in Ubuntu 18.04/16.04


This quick tutorial is going to show you how to install the command line Kotlin compiler in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04. Kotlin is a statically typed programming language that runs on the Java virtual machine and also can be compiled to JavaScript source code or use the LLVM compiler infrastructure. Kotlin is a fully supported programming language by ...

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How to Create ‘System Restore’ Points in Ubuntu 18.04

Looking for a software that similar to System Restore in Windows or Time Machine tool in Mac OS? TimeShift is an open-source software for Linux that creates file system snapshots, which can be used to restore your Ubuntu to a previous state. TimeShift creates snapshots using rsync+hardlinks, or BTRFS snapshots. It is designed to protect only system files and settings. ...

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