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Quick Tip: Remove Trash Icon from Ubuntu 17.10 Desktop


For a neat and tidy desktop interface, some users even want to remove the ‘Trash’ desktop shortcut icon in Ubuntu 17.10. And this quick tutorial is going to show you how to do it in the default Ubuntu 17.10 (Gnome) desktop. 1. Open Ubuntu Software app, search for and install Gnome Tweaks, a simple graphical tool for configuring Gnome 3 ...

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Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.30 Released with A Few Fixes


Oracle VirtualBox got a new maintenance release earlier today. The new release features only a few fixes and translation updates. VirtualBox 5.1.30 release highlights: Fixed double mouse cursor when using mouse integration without Guest Additions on Mac OS hosts. Solaris hosts: allow increasing MTU size for host-only adapter to 9706 bytes to support jumbo frames Glibc 2.26 compile fix for ...

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SMPlayer 17.10.2 Released with Improvements (How to Install)


SMPlayer, an open-source graphical front-end for Mplayer and MPV, reached the 17.10.2 release earlier today. SMPlayer 17.10.2 is a small release with some performance improvements. Changes in the release include: New option in Preferences -> Network to select the preferred quality for streaming sites The audio equalizer is now disabled by default on Linux to prevent a no sound problem ...

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Matroska tools MKVToolNix 17.0.0 Released (How to Install)

Mkvmerge GUI

MKVToolNix 17.0.0 “Be Ur Friend”, a new release of the free and open source Matroska libraries and tools, was release yesterday with new features, enhancements, and various bug-fixes. MKVToolNix 17.0.0 release highlights: The word “timecode” has been changed to “timestamp” everywhere it was used in MKVToolNix. mkvextract’s command line interface has been changed to allow extraction of multiple items at ...

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KeePass 2.37 Released with New Features and Improvements


KeePass 2 password manager reached the 2.37 release days ago with many new features and performance improvements. KeePass was Windows only application. Since the 2.x series, it’s working on Linux with Mono project. If you prefer a password manager with native Linux support, try KeePassXC. KeePass 2.37 release highlights: When creating a new database, KeePass now offers to print a ...

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Ubuntu 17.10 Tip: Move Window Buttons ‘min, max, close’ to Left

ubuntu 17.10 button layout

Ubuntu 17.10 replaces Unity with Gnome 3 as its default desktop environment. The application window buttons (minimize, maximize, and close) are now in the right side of the title bar. Fortunately, the button layout is configurable in Gnome Desktop. For those who are accustomed to have the window buttons in the left do following steps. Move “minimize, maximize, close” buttons ...

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Wine 2.18 Released with Radial gradients in Direct2D

Wine running Windows apps on Linux

The Wine development 2.18 was released a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu via its official repository. Wine 2.18 features radial gradients in Direct2D, asynchronous message support in WebServices, virtual memory write watches improvements, freeType 2.8.1 compatibility fixes, as well as a total of 22 bug-fixes. How to Install Wine 2.18 in Ubuntu: The official Wine repository ...

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NVIDIA 384.90 Released with Quadro P5200 Support & Fixes


The latest long-lived branch of NVIDIA driver for Linux has reached the 384.90 release with new Quadro P5200 GPU support and various bug-fixes. NVIDIA 384.90 release highlights: Added support for the following GPU: Quadro P5200 Fixed a regression that caused display flickering at lower PowerMizer performance levels on some GPUs. Fixed a regression that prevented console restoration after a VT ...

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Wine 2.17 Released with DirectWrite Improvements & Various Fixes

Wine running Windows apps on Linux

The latest Wine development has reached the 2.17 release with DirectWrite, virtual memory improvements and various bug-fixes. Wine 2.17 brings better support for grayscale mode in DirectWrite, per-application StartupWMClass in desktop files, virtual memory compatibility improvements, palette handling improvements in WindowsCodecs, reply messages improvements in WebServices, and a total of 20 bug fixes. How to Install Wine 2.17 in Ubuntu: ...

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MPV Player 0.27 Released with OpenGL Output Updates [Ubuntu PPA]


MPV, the MPlayer-forked media player, has reached the 0.27 release earlier today with new features, performance improvements and various fixes. MPV 0.27 release highlights: handle media keys on Windows. rework of video output code for rendering API abstraction for future non-GL video outputs OpenGL updates include: support for embedded ICC profiles direct rendering support a compute shader based EWA kernel ...

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