Claws Mail 3.14.1 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu 16.04

Claws Mail, the fast, lightweight, and GTK+ based email client has reached the 3.14.1 release one day ago with some new features, various fixes, and translation updates. Claws Mail 3.14.1 brings two new hidden preferences: ‘hide_timezone’ and ‘rewrite_first_from’. While the first one is to set the timezone of date fields sent over the network to the unknown timezone value as ...

Read More »

[Quick Tip] Move Left Launcher to Bottom in Ubuntu 16.10 Unity

Since Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Canonical offers the ability to move the position of Unity’s Left Launcher, though it can be only moved to the bottom of screen. And this quick tutorial is going to show you how to move the Left Launcher to bottom in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety. 1. Open Ubuntu Software, search for and install Unity Tweak Tool, a ...

Read More »

How to Install FFmpeg 3.2 via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04


The latest FFmpeg multimedia framework has reached the 3.2 release a few days ago. Here’s how to easily install it in Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA repository. FFmpeg 3.2 is so far the latest stable release contains up-to-date library versions like libavutil 55.34.100, libavcodec 57.64.100, libavformat 57.56.100, libavdevice 57.1.100, libavfilter 6.65.100, libavresample 3.1.0, libswscale 4.2.100, libswresample 2.3.100, and libpostproc 54.1.100. See ...

Read More »

Configure On Screen Notification Bubbles in Ubuntu 16.10

Boring with the default notification bubbles and want a change? A patched version of Notify OSD, Canonical’s on-screen notification agent, is available and allows you to customize the pop-up bubbles via a simple graphical tool. With it, you can: Move notification bubble position. Notification display time out. Click to close the bubble. Change background color, opacity Configure bubble width, icon ...

Read More »

Wine 1.9.22 Released, How to Install it via PPA

The latest Wine development has now reached the 1.9.22 release, leading up to the Wine 2.0 stable release later this year. What’s New in Wine 1.9.22: macOS clipboard support adapted to the new design. Initial implementation of bitmap rendering in Direct2D. More WebServices implementation. A few more steps towards HID support. There are also 25 bug-fixes in this release, see ...

Read More »

How to Enable SSH Service in Ubuntu 16.10

OpenSSH Service

For those who want to connect to Ubuntu via Secure Shell (SSH) network protocol, Ubuntu offers OpenSSH, a fork of the free SSH program, in its main archive. OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell) is a suite of security-related network-level utilities based on the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol, which help to secure network communications via the encryption of network traffic over multiple ...

Read More »

Ubuntu 16.10: Auto Shutdown / Hibernate When Lid Closed

Ubuntu Laptop Lid behavior

For those running Ubuntu 16.10 on laptops, there are only two choices, suspend and do nothing in Power settings for changing the laptop lid close behavior. If you want to automatic shutdown or hibernate your laptop when lid is closed, here is the step by step how to guide. 1. Open Ubuntu Software, search for and install dconf editor. For ...

Read More »

How to Enable Hibernate Option in Ubuntu 16.10

The hibernate option is disabled by default in Ubuntu Unity because it does not work in many cases and that cause you to lose data if you don’t make backups. For those who want to re-enable the hibernate option in shutdown menu by following this simple tutorial. Test if hibernate works: To test if hibernate works in your computer, open ...

Read More »

NVIDIA 375.10 Linux Driver Adds GTX 1050 GPUs Support


NVIDIA announced two new GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti gaming cards a few days ago. Now the Linux driver NVIDIA 375.10 Beta is released with the first support for both GPUs. NVIDIA 375.10 Beta, the first 375.x driver release, adds support for Quadro P6000, Quadro P5000, GeForce GTX 1050, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPUs. It also features: Added new ...

Read More »

How to Capture the Login Screen in Ubuntu 16.10

For those who want to capture your Ubuntu Unity login screen and share the screenshots with your friends, the LighDM display manager offers a test mode that allows to run a windowed login screen in Ubuntu desktop as unprivileged user. So you can easily capture this windowed login screen using a screenshot tool or video recorder. Run LightDM test mode: ...

Read More »