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In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to install the vanilla GNOME session on your Ubuntu PC alongside the default Ubuntu session.
With only a week before the GNOME 3.36 desktop environment is officially announced, I decided to take it for a spin on the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system and check out the new features and enhancements.
In this edition of our open source news roundup, GNOME beautifies the GTK website, the?Linux Foundation’s released a report on security vulnerabilities, the FSF announces a new code-hosting site?and the OSI board of directors is decided next week!?
The upcoming release of GNOME 3.36 is set to be a big one. The open source desktop environment has been kitted out with own features, and features several major enhancements — all of which we roundup in this article.
On this episode of Destination Linux, we have Stuart Langridge as our Guest Host he helps us cover some highly debated topics and the Interview with Ikey Doherty of Lispy Snake (formerly of Solus)
Mesa 20, PipeWire 0.3, MyPaint 2.0, GTK, Maui Project, Untangle Firewall, Red Hat, Container Linux, Nvidia, Microsoft Defender, Humble Bundle and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!
Cast to TV, a GNOME Shell extension to cast media (with optional transcoding) to Chromecast and other devices over the local network, has been updated to version 12. In this release, the extension has received an option for audio only transcoding, automatic image slideshow, support for casting files from network GVFS mounts, and much more.
The GNOME Project announced today the general availability of GNOME 3.34.4 as the fourth maintenance update to the latest GNOME 3.34 desktop environment stable series.
Gedit, the default GNOME text editor, doesn't support Markdown by default. It does support plugins though, so with the help of a plugin called Gedit Markdown Preview, you can add Markdown support to modern Gedit versions (3.22 and newer).
Guake drop-down terminal version 3.7.0 has been released with the ability to set terminal background and foreground color on a per-tab basis, an option to only show the last directory of the current path as the terminal name, and more.
A new major version of Ksnip screenshot tool was released yesterday with numerous improvements like global hotkeys for taking a screenshot on Linux (X11) and Windows, a system tray icon and the ability to start Ksnip minimized to the tray, the ability to add watermarks to screenshots, and more.
With only one month left until its final release, the upcoming GNOME 3.36 desktop environment is now available for public beta testing.
If you like the Microsoft Windows 10 tiling style, you can easily get your GNOME Shell desktop to support it with the help of an extension called WinTile. The extension brings quarter tiling functionality to GNOME Shell, using the Super/Win + Arrow keys or using the mouse (with previews and snapping when dragging the windows to the edges).
In meantime Snapd daemon might be installed on Linux Mint with no issues. So Gnome 3 Desktop installation is supposed to be done via "sudo snap installs" as quite straight forward procedure.
Topics covered in this episode: Linux Mint 19.3 Released, Dual GPU Improvements Coming to Gnome, Purism Announces Librem Server, FUSE For macOS Goes Closed Source, Life Is Strange 2
Plank is a Linux dock that allows starting pinned applications and manage open windows, for X11 environments (Wayland is not supported). This article presents an overview of Plank, how to install it on popular Linux distributions, how to install new themes, how to use multiple docks (e.g. with multiple monitors) and more.
Search is a central concept in the GNOME user experience. It provides quick navigation and shortcuts to recently used documents, places and software. A search provider is used by an application to expose such data to the users via the GNOME Shell search screen. As for Web browsers currently only Gnome Web (Epiphany) have integrated […]
Stop me if you've heard this one before: When GNOME 3 was first released, many GNOME users were not ready to give up GNOME 2. The Mate (named after the yerba mate plant) project began as an effort to continue the GNOME 2 desktop, at first using GTK 2 (the toolkit GNOME 2 was based upon) and later incorporating GTK 3.
You may have used the Openbox desktop without knowing it: While Openbox is a great window manager on its own, it also serves as the window manager "engine" for desktop environments like LXDE and LXQT, and it can even manage KDE and GNOME. Aside from being the foundation for several desktops, Openbox is arguably one of the easiest window managers to configure for anyone who doesn't want to learn all the options to put into a config file.
The concept of a desktop may differ from one computer user to another. Many people see the desktop as a home base, or a comfy living room, or even a literal desktop where they place frequently used notepads, their best pens and pencils, and their favorite coffee mug. KDE, GNOME, Pantheon (and so on) provide that kind of comfort on Linux.
The GNOME project is the Linux desktop's darling, and deservedly so. It began as the free and open desktop alternative to proprietary options (including KDE at the time), and it's been going strong ever since. GNOME took GTK+, developed by the GIMP project, and ran with it, developing it into a robust, all-purpose GTK framework.
When GNOME 3 was released, some GNOME users were not ready to give up GNOME 2. The Linux Mint project was so dissatisfied with GNOME 3 that it started its own desktop as an alternative, and thus the Cinnamon desktop was born.
Today I am announcing the release of a personal project of mine. A GTK+ interface for PHP's built-in web server. It lets you choose the executable, IP address or hostname, port number, root directory, and INI file graphically. I have used this software for testing purposes for many years, since at least 2014.
Are you getting a "Application / game is not responding. You may choose to wait for a short while for it to continue or force the application to quit entirely" message when trying to run a game or an application that takes a long time to start on GNOME 3.34 with Xorg, this causing GNOME Shell to become unresponsive / freeze with some screen flickering on top? This article presents a very simple workaround for this issue.
GNOME, KDE, and Linux desktop developers all agree Flatpak and Snap are the future of Linux desktop application delivery.
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors, a free and open source office suite that offers text, spreadsheet and presentation editors for the Linux, Windows and macOS desktops, is now available on Flathub for easy installation on Linux distributions that support Flatpak.
With Ubuntu 19.10, the dock shows mounted volume and device icons by default. This article explains how to disable these mounted devices from showing on the Ubuntu Dock, on Ubuntu 19.10 and newer.
Shortwave, the successor of Gradio, had it first beta release over the weekend. This is a GTK Internet radio player written in Rust, which uses radio-browser.info as its radio stations database.
Gnome Disk Utility is capable of benchmarking your storage devices. Here is how it shows you the actual performance of your storage media.
KDE Connect and GSConnect support running commands from an Android device to your Linux desktop. This article explains how to lock and unlock your Linux desktop using a single tap on your Android device, via the KDE Connect Android app. You'll also find a workaround for GNOME 3.34 which has its session managed by systemd, and complicates this a bit.
Lukasz Erecinski of Pine64 (Interview)
Gnome Won’t Back Down From Patent Trolls
Canonical Has A New Ubuntu Desktop Director
Fedora 31 Workstation comes with a Firefox backend moved from X11 to Wayland by default. That’s just another step in the outgoing effort of moving to Wayland. This affects Gnome on Wayland only. There is a firefox-wayland package available to activate the Wayland backend on other desktop environments (KDE, Sway) Wayland architecture is completely different […]
A new version of the GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) 2.10 stable series was released recently - 2.10.14. This release includes a new "Show All" view mode that shows pixels outside the canvas boundary, new "Image" transform type, and more. Also, images opened with GIMP will now default to 72 PPI when no explicit resolution is stored in the imported file.
This article explains how to apply a different GTK 3 theme to specific applications (a theme other than the global/desktop GTK theme).
Fedora 31 Workstation is the latest release of our free, leading-edge operating system. You can download it from?the official website here?right now.?There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora 31 Workstation. Read more details below. Fedora 30 Workstation includes the latest release of GNOME Desktop Environment for users of all types. GNOME 3.34 in […]
The GNOME Project has officially kicked off the development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.36 desktop environment for Linux-based operating system and released the first snapshot for public testing.
Dash to Panel, an icon taskbar for Gnome Shell, was updated to version 24, bringing support for vertical panel orientation (left or right of monitor), the ability to update the extension directly from the GitHub releases, and more.
In the past, multimedia was a sore point for Linux users. Now, though, it's a strength. There are plenty of fantastic DVD and video players for Linux systems, including Ubuntu. As an added bonus, they all should be readily available in the default Ubuntu repositories.
The latest GNOME 3.34 desktop environment has finally arrived in the software repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system, along with numerous other goodies.
Rather than settle and make pain just go away, project wants to send a message instead. After being hit with a patent-infringement lawsuit last month, the GNOME Foundation has fired back with a counterclaim – and urged the courts to dismiss the case.…
For Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine), the default Yaru theme pack has received some major changes. One of these changes is the usage of light menus and dialogs for the GNOME Shell theme (with a dark panel). In case you want to change the Ubuntu 19.10 Shell theme (Yaru) to use dark menus and dialogs, this article will explain how to do this.
Xournal++ was updated to version 1.0.14 recently, quickly followed by a minor 1.0.15 release. With this update, the application has received a new experimental floating toolbox, redesigned preferences, and some notable quality of life changes.
Emoji are those fanciful pictograms that snuck into the Unicode character space. They're all the rage online, and people use them for all kinds of surprising things, from signifying reactions on social media to serving as visual labels for important file names. There are many ways to enter Unicode characters on Linux, but the GNOME desktop makes it easy to find and type an emoji.
I'm a fan of Konsole and GNOME Terminal, and I use them both regularly. They're great projects, and they represent modern terminals that meet the needs of users who spend their day in a shell, as well as users who only dip into a Unix shell every now and again. They integrate nicely into a desktop environment, bridging the gap between common GUI tasks and common shell tasks. I use GNOME Terminal at work and Konsole at home, and I enjoy them both.
“What’s your GitLab?” is one of the first questions I was asked on my first day working for the GNOME Foundation—the nonprofit that supports GNOME projects, including the desktop environment, GTK, and?GStreamer. The person was referring to my username on GNOME’s GitLab instance.
Configure Touchpad Settings Using gsettings Commandline Utility On Linux
Cast to TV, a GNOME Shell extension to cast media (with optional transcoding) to Chromecast and other devices over the local network, was updated to version 11 yesterday. This release brings support for the latest GNOME 3.34, a file queue (playlist) for the remote widget, NVENC hardware acceleration support, and more.
GNOME, Java, Jupyter, Python. If your friends or family members have ever eavesdropped on your work conversations, they might think you've made a career in Renaissance folklore, coffee roasting, astronomy, or zoology. Where did the names of these open source technologies come from? We asked our writer community for input and rounded up some of our favorite tech name origin stories.
Linus Approves Kernel 'Lockdown' Feature, Red Hat Announces CentOS Stream, GNOME Foundation Sued By "Patent Troll", Purism Releases Video Demos of Librem 5, Ubuntu Reveals Plan for 32-bit & more!
Rothschild Patent Imaging (RPI) suing the GNOME Foundation for violating its "wireless image distribution system and method patent" (US Patent No. 9,936,086) doesn't make much sense.
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