How to Configure Startup Boot Menu in Ubuntu 19.10

This quick tutorial shows Ubuntu beginners how to easily configure the default Grub boot manager in Ubuntu 19.10 desktop. Without struggling with Linux commands and various configuration files, an open-source software Grub Customizer offers a graphical interface to configure Grub (or BURG) settings and menu entries. 1. First open Ubuntu Software, search for and install the Grub Customizer. 2. Then ...

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How to Install Inkscape 1.0 Beta in Ubuntu 18.04/19.04

Inkscape, an open-source vector graphics editor, release version 1.0 beta 1 a few weeks ago. Now you can install it easily in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher. Key features in Inkscape 1.0 beta: Theming support Origin in top left corner Canvas rotation and mirroring On-Canvas alignment of objects Better HiDPI screen support Controlling the width of PowerStroke with pressure sensitive graphics ...

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How to Install Mastodon Client ‘Tootle’ in Ubuntu 18.04

Tootle is a GTK3 client for Mastodon, the world’s largest free, open-source, decentralized microblogging network with real-time notifications and multiple accounts support. Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server based on ActivityPub. Anyone can run a server of Mastodon. Each server hosts individual user accounts, the content they produce, and the content they are subscribed. Every user can follow ...

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How to Install Digital DJ App Mixxx 2.2.2 in Ubuntu 18.04/16.04

Free Digital DJ software Mixxx 2.2.2 was released a few days ago with stability and usability fixes. Users of Mixxx 2.2 series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. The new release disabled writing of file tags for .ogg files with the current TagLib version 1.11.1 that would otherwise corrupt your precious files. Mixxx 2.2.2 release highlights: Fix battery ...

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Drawing – Basic Image Editor Similar to Microsoft Paint

Drawing is a simple drawing application, similar to Microsoft Paint, but aiming at the GNOME desktop. Drawing supports PNG, JPEG and BMP file types. And it comes with keyboard shortcut support, and with following tools: Pencil Rectangle, Circle & oval, Polygon, Free shape, Line & arrow, Arc Insert text Selection (rectangle, free, or by color) Color picker Paint Crop, Flip, ...

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How to Install Latest Sweet Home 3D in Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, Higher

This tutorial shows how to easily install the latest Sweet Home 3D (6.2 at the moment) in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and higher. Sweet Home 3D is a free architectural design software application that helps users create a 2D plan of a house, with a 3D preview, and decorate exterior and interior view including ability to place furniture ...

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Krita 4.2.2 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

Free open-source painting software Krita released its second monthly bug-fix release for the 4.2 series a day ago. The new Krita 4.2.2 release features: Text editor: make sure the background color is the one set in the settings Fix a crash when creating a text shape Fix a styling issue in the filter layers properties dialog Fix selecting colors from ...

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How to Install Windows 7 Style Start Menu in Ubuntu 18.04 & Higher

For those who want to replace the default Gnome desktop application menu, with classic Windows style start menu, it can easily done with Gnome Shell extension in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher. Arc Menu is a Gnome shell extension designed to replace the standard menu found in Gnome 3. It offers application menu with search functionality as well as quick access ...

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Install Emacs 26.2 & Keep Updated via Snap in Ubuntu 18.04 / Higher

The latest Gnu Emacs text editor 26.2 now can be easily installed it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and even ubuntu 16.04 via Snap package. Snap is a containerised software package runs in most Linux desktop. It bundles most required runtime libraries and auto-updates itself. The community build of Gnu Emacs snap package is available a few days ago. And ...

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Check Gnome Desktop Version in Ubuntu 18.04, 19.04 & Higher

This quick tutorial shows beginngers how to tell the default Gnome desktop version in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04. Ubuntu switched to Gnome 3 desktop since Ubuntu 18.04. You can easily check the desktop version via following steps: 1. Open Settings from left panel or application menu. When it opens, navigate to Details -> About. There you’ll see system ...

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