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Ubuntu 15.04 Tip: Minimize App Windows on Click


On the default Unity desktop, we can click on the left panel icons to launch or focus applications. Then do you want to minimize an application window by clicking on its shortcut icon on left launcher? Well, we can easily enable this feature in Ubuntu 15.04 via below steps: 1. Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install Unity Tweak ...

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Disable Guest Session in Ubuntu 15.04 Login Screen


For personal computers you may want to disable or remove the guest session from the login screen in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet. This can be easily done by adding a rule into the configuration file of LightDM display manager. To get started: 1. Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install gksu, which allows to run graphical commands as root: ...

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Install Spotify in Ubuntu 15.04 & Fix not launch issue


This quick tutorial shows you how to install the Spotify client in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid and fix the app does not launch issue due to miss library Install Spotify client: 1. Add Spotify’s official Linux repository by running command: sudo add-apt-repository "deb stable non-free" 2 Get the secure key: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 94558F59 3. Refresh ...

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Install The Latest Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu


Shutter is the best feature-rich screenshot program for Ubuntu Linux. With it, you can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window. Shutter is a free, and open-source ...

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Install Darktable 1.6.4 in Ubuntu 14.10/Linux Mint 17

install darktable Ubuntu 14.04

A new release of Darktable, an open source photo workflow software, was announced a few days ago with various improvements, new camera support and translation updates. Darktable 1.6.4 changelog, according to the release note: General improvements: major rawspeed update facebook exporter update (first authentication usability should be much better now) first run opencl benchmark to prevent opencl auto-activation if GPU ...

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Install Latest Qmmp Qt Music Player in Ubuntu 15.04


Qmmp is an open-source qt-based music player with a Winamp-like user interface. It plays most common audio formats and supports XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins, mms, MPRIS, lyrics, CD playback, CUE sheet, etc. Qmmp works on Windows and Linux. While Ubuntu repositories provide an old version, here’s how to install the latest Qmmp 0.8.4 and keep it up-to-date in Ubuntu ...

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Install Latest digiKam 4.9.0 in Ubuntu 14.04/Linux Mint 17


digiKam, free and open-source image organizer and tag editor, has reached the 4.9.0 release. While Ubuntu repositories provide very old versions in Software Center, here is how to install/upgrade the latest release in Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17 from PPA. digiKam 4.9.0 is a bug-fix release that fixes below issues: Crash while applying lensfun distortion correction Face recognition makes ...

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Install and Use Privacy Indicator in Ubuntu 15.04


Privacy Indicator is a simple indicator applet on Unity panel system tray area that allows you to quickly change user’s privacy settings and clear caches. As below picture shows, the indicator allows to enable and/or disable: Amazon search results in the Unity Dash. Record file and application usage. Store HUD usage data. Use Ubuntu GeoIP service. Show current username in ...

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How to Install The Latest GIMP Image Editor in Ubuntu 14.04/14.10


GIMP, an open-source image editor, is a best Linux alternative to Adobe Photoshop. GIMP is available in Ubuntu Software Center, but Canonical doesn’t provide future updates for the software. If you want the latest version of GIMP and always keep it up-to-date, you have to add a PPA repository in your system and below is how-to: 1. Open terminal from ...

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How to Install Blender 2.74 in Ubuntu 14.04/Linux Mint 17

Blender 2.74

A new stable release of the professional free and open-source 3D graphics software, Blender 2.74, was announced by the Blender Foundation and the online developer community a few days ago at the end of March. Here are the release highlights according to the release note: Cycles got several precision, noise, speed, memory improvements, new Pointiness attribute. Viewport has new cool ...

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