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How to Enable Tap Clicking in Ubuntu 20.04 Login Screen

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta has been released. Though touchpad tap clicking does not work in the Gnome login screen as usual in my laptop. If you have the same problem, try following steps to enable the tap to click feature. Works only for the default Ubuntu Gnome desktop. 1. Open terminal either from application menu, or by simply pressing Ctrl+Alt+T ...

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Flatseal: Graphical Tool To Manage Flatpak Application Permissions

Many applications are available to install in Linux desktop via Flatpak packages nowadays. If you’re sticking to flatpak applications, then Flatseal may be useful for you. Flatseal is a graphical utility to review and modify basic permissions for all your installed Flatpak applications. Simply launch Flatseal, select or search for an application from left pane and modify its permissions. Restart ...

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How to Install Latest Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.11 in Ubuntu 18.04 / Higher

This simply tutorial shows how to install the latest version of Battle for Wesnoth in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04. The Battle for Wesnoth is an open source, turn-based strategy game with a high fantasy theme. While the stock version of Wesnoth in Ubuntu main repositories is always old, you can install the latest release via the Flatpak ...

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How to Install Plasma Desktop 5.17.5 in (K)Ubuntu 19.10

KDE Plasma 5.8

The latest KDE Plasma Desktop 5.17.5 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in KUbuntu 19.10. Plasma 5.17.5 a bug-fix update to KDE Plasma 5.17, which was released in October 2019. The bug-fixes are typically small but important and include: Fix for KDecoration crash in systemsettings Fix regression in “Port the pager applet away from QtWidgets”. ...

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Mouse & Touchpad Click, Keyboard Not Working After Login

My Ubuntu laptop was running into a weird issue recently. Everything works fine when I’m at login screen. However, after login into Gnome Shell mouse click, touchpad tap clicking, and most keyboard keys are not working! I can only move the mouse cursor and press Ctrl+Alt+F3 to switch to black and white text console. And there’s no problem when login ...

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How to Install The Latest KDE Plasma 5.17.4 in KUbuntu 19.10

KDE Plasma 5.8

The KDE Plasma desktop 5.17.4 was released a few days ago. It’s easy to install it in (K)Ubuntu 19.10 via the backports PPA. Plasma 5.17.4 contains mainly bug-fixes, including: Discover: Fwupd, don’t whine when we have unsupported hardware. Unbreak build with Qt 5.14. Fix Cuttlefish mouse click selection in icon grid. See HERE for more details. How to Install Plasma ...

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How to Turn Ubuntu 19.10 Desktop into DLNA Media Server

This quick tutorial shows how to easily turn your Ubuntu 19.10 Desktop into a DLNA media sever without installing anything. DLNA, Digital Living Network Alliance, allows to stream video, music, and photo images to smart TV, game consoles, or other machines over a home network. Ubuntu 19.10 has built-in DLNA/UPnP AV services offered by rygel package. And it can be ...

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Enable ‘New Document’ in Right-Click Menu in Ubuntu 19.10

This quick tip shows how to add ‘New Document‘ menu option in the default Nautilus file browser context menu in Ubuntu 19.10. Open Files from the left dock panel, and you’ll find there’s a file folder called Templates. Go to that folder, and you’ll see a prompt says ‘Put files in this folder to use them as templates for new ...

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[Quick Tip] Hide User List from Ubuntu 19.10 Login Screen

This tutorial is going to show you how to remove the user list from the default GDM login screen in Ubuntu 19.10. When user list is disabled, you need to type a user name and password to log in. There is a gsettings key ‘org.gnome.login-screen.disable-user-list‘ to handle this functionality. It is however not working in my case even setting with ...

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[Quick Tip] Show Battery Percentage in Ubuntu 19.10 Top Panel

This quick tutorial show Ubuntu beginners how to display the battery percentage in the top panel system tray area of Ubuntu 19.10 laptop. When your laptop is on battery, you may care more about the battery power and want to take a glance at the battery percentage at any time. The default Power Settings does not offer the option to ...

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