Xubuntu 23.04 Adds PipeWire & Flatpak to Default Install

Xubuntu 23.04 ships with Flatpak and PipeWire support by default. The technologies are being introduced to provide Xubuntu with a better desktop experience.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/12/xubunt

This New Icon Theme Offers Adwaita-Style Icons for Third-Party Apps

The 'MoreWaita' icon theme is a community-based project providing Adwaita style icons for a swathe of Linux apps, including VLC, Steam, Krita, and Spotify.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/12/morewa

Open Source Photography App ‘RawTherapee’ Gets Big Update

Rawtherapee 5.9 is out. New features and expanded camera support ship in this update to the open-source photo editor. Learn more about what's changed.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/12/rawthe

Camerctrls is a Neat Webcam Settings App for Linux

Looking for a webcam tweak tool for Linux? Check out Cameractrls. This free, open source utility puts a comprehensive suite of webcam controls at your control. The app is accessible though a clean GTK GUI or, if you roll that way, from a command line interface instead. Something of simpler alternative to Guvcview (the ‘gold standard’ in open source webcam tools, imo), Cameratrls lets you configure almost every aspect of a webcam’s picture output, be it from a built-in potato cam or something fancier connected through USB. Settings available include: If you have a Logitech webcam you get access to :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/12/camera

Metagedit is a Featured-Packed Plugin for Gedit Text Editor

'Metagedit' is a powerful plugin for Gedit text editor that adds extra functionality, including encoding detection, tab sessions, line operations, and more.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/12/metage

20 Years After Its Debut, ClamAV Finally Hits Version 1.0

Does Ubuntu need anti-virus software? The general answer is no, but that doesn’t mean it’s not wise to use some to run a check every now and then. Most folks’ go-to is open source anti-virus ClamAV, an app dedicated to ‘detecting trojans, viruses, malware, and other malicious threats’. ClamAV is available for Windows, macOS, BSD, and Linux systems, making it especially well suited to those who regularly work cross-platform and want some degree of familiarity. And a rather special new version was released this week. ClamAV 1.0 is an LTS Release The first version of ClamAV, which is developed by :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/20-yea

Xfce 4.18 Looks Exciting – Check Out Its Best New Features

Xfce 4.18 features a raft of enhancements to this lightweight desktop environment. In this post I run through the best new features and changes.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/xfce-4

Make GNOME Calendar, Clock Icons Show Actual Date and Time

Ever looked at the GNOME Calendar and Clock app icons and thought: “hmm, they’d look much cooler if they showed the current date and the actual time”? Well, a brand new GNOME extension allows them to EXACTLY that! It’s called ‘Dynamic Calendar and Clocks Icons’ (sic) and adds dynamic, updating app icons for the GNOME Calendar and the GNOME Clocks apps. The Calendar app icons updates daily to reflect the day, month, and date, while the Clocks icons convey’s the current time through an easy-to-read analog face. This extension works with both any icons set, including Ubuntu’s Yaru icon set. :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/dynami

Let’s Go: Ubuntu 23.04 Daily Builds Available to Download

Developers and can now download Ubuntu 23.04 daily builds, as development of the next Ubuntu release, codenamed Lunar Lobster, is now underway.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/downlo

‘Folder Color’ Tool Add Support for Ubuntu 22.10

You’re probably already familiar with Folder Color, a terrifically nifty tool that makes it easy to change the colour of folder icons in Nautilus. Well, I’ve some good news: it recently added support for Ubuntu 22.10 and GNOME 43. This means you can continue to change the colour of any folder in Nautilus, as well as badge folders with a selection of emblems. If you’ve used the tool in earlier versions of Ubuntu and Nautilus nothing has changed: right-click on any folder in the file manager and page into the ‘folder color’ menu, and pick a hue from the list :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/folder

‘Dynamic Wallpaper’ Maker for GNOME Updated with New UI

If you want to create dynamic wallpapers for GNOME 42 or later then the Dynamic Wallpaper app available on Flathub is a must — and it just got a big update.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/dynami

‘Compact Quick Settings’ Puts GNOME’s New Menu on a Size Diet

I highlight a new GNOME extension for GNOME 43 that reduces the width of the new Quick Settings Menu. It uses a single column of interactive pods.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/compac

Use ‘Upscaler’ to Enhance Low-Res Images with AI on Linux

Transform your pixelated photos and mangled cartoon memes into smooth, high-resolution images using this neat GTK app powered by open source AI.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/upscal

Mozilla Firefox 107 is Now Available to Download

A new version of Mozilla Firefox is available to download. Don't get excited, though: this is a small release – even by recent 'small release' standards!

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/firefo

Ubuntu’s Firefox Snap Apps Finally Gets Native Messaging Support

Yes, you can finally install GNOME extensions using the Firefox Snap on Ubuntu, without having to do anything fancy like switching Snap channel. Phew!

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/firefo

How to Display Your User Avatar in GNOME Quick Settings

Here's a nifty new GNOME extension that does one thing, and does it well: it displays the avatar for your user account in GNOME's Quick Settings menu.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/show-u

It’s Not Just You: Disney+ Doesn’t Work on Linux ATM

Disney+ subscribers are currently unable to access the service on Linux due to a bug in the site's analytics code freaking out when presented with Linux.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/its-no

‘Search Light’ Brings GNOME Shell Search to the Desktop, macOS-Style

Looking for a desktop-based app launcher for GNOME Shell? Check out Search Light, whose developer describes it as “…a Gnome Shell extension that takes the apps search widget out of Overview. Like the macOS spotlight, or Alfred.” Linux users may be more familiar with the idea via open-source software like ULauncher, Albert, Kupfer and, back in the day, GNOME Do. Now, Search Light itself doesn’t surface result the regular GNOME Shell search can’t. It’s essentially the same widget, just floating above all windows. To control what kind of results you see for queries toggle on/off options listed in the system :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/search

Linux Mint Gains a Windows-Style ‘Show Desktop’ Button

Meet Corner Bar, Linux Mint's take on the Windows 7 'show desktop' button. Designed for the Cinnamon desktop, the button can be clicked or hovered over.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/linux-

Linux Lite 6.2 Released, Based on Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS

Linux Lite 6.2 is out, based on Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS, Linux 5.15, and Xfce 4.16. Updated software, an improved upgrade tool, and misc UI tweaks feature.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/linux-

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