Star Labs Tease StarFighter, a Linux Laptop with 4K Display

Linux laptops with 4K screens aren't exactly common, which makes Star Labs' upcoming StarFighter laptop all the more exciting. We share what we know inside.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/07/starfi

Black Box is a GTK4 Terminal App With Unique Look

Black Box is a GTK4 terminal emulator for Linux desktops. It boasts innovative UI features, 12 terminal themes, and is easy to install from Flathub.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/07/blackb

Linux Mint 21 Won’t Use Ubuntu’s Killer Memory Feature

Linux Mint 21 won’t use the controversial memory management feature currently affecting users of Ubuntu’s latest LTS release. Although Linux Mint 21 will still be based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS it eschews systemd-oom, despite on-going efforts by Ubuntu developers to “tame” the bolshy behaviour of the daemon. To recap, systemd-oom is a user-space “killer” that force-quits apps with high memory usage if/when overall system memory is getting low. The feature is designed to intervene early to prevent the infamous system lockups that occur on Linux when memory is maxed out. However, some Ubuntu users have found the daemon is killing :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/07/linux-

Open Source FPS Game ‘Xonotic’ Just Got a Huge Update

A new version of open source arena shooter game Xonotic is out and it's pretty sizeable. Eery area of the game gains improvement, from graphics to AI.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/07/xonoti

New Effect Added to ‘Burn My Windows’ GNOME Extension

Why settle for merely burning application windows on close when you could totally incinerate them instead? Yes, everyone’s1 favourite over-the-top desktop effect extension is back with an update, and it adds yet another epically excessive window closing animation to its pool: Incinerate. As you can probably imagine the new Incinerate effect takes your app windows and… What’s great is that this new effect is compatible with GNOME 3.36 and above. Ergo, you don’t need to be running the very latest GNOME desktop to enjoy it (though be aware that this new effect is a little more resource hungry than others :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/burn-m

Ubuntu 22.10 (Finally) Gets an Updated Settings App

Development builds of Ubuntu 22.10 just received an updated version of the GNOME Control Center (aka settings) app, which includes Ubuntu-specific options.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/ubuntu

Thunderbird 102 is Out — And It Looks Amazing!

A new version of Thunderbird, the popular free, open source e-mail client, is available to download for Windows, macOS, and Linux. And from the off the update makes a great first impression thanks to refreshed app icons and colourful new mail folders. I know, I know: “new icons” sounds a bit fluffy on paper, but their reality is more impactful. In an app like Thunderbird icons are used everywhere. They’re not there to (just) look good but also convey purpose/intent as clearly and concisely as possible. They’re how people understand the app. And to my eyes the thinner, colourful icons :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/thunde

Terminal Tip: ‘duf’ is Prettier Alternative to the ‘df’ Command

I wouldn’t call myself a command line ninja but I do have a soft spot for getting things done using a CLI. At the end of 2021 I wrote a list of the best command line apps I use on the regular. In that rundown I spotlighted btop, a powerful and engaging alternative to top, and intro’d ncdu, an awesome, interactive replacement for the regular du command, written in Ncurses. This week I came across a similarly flashy “replacement” for another command that I use from time to time: df. Df is a command line basic that relays file system :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/duf-al

BlueMail Mail Client Gets a Makeover, Support for Wayland

The cross-platform BlueMail email client from Blix recently got a redesign and I have to say it’s quite the improvement. So if you (as I) haven’t checked in with the free (but not open source) e-mail client since it launched on Linux back in 2019 now is a pretty good time to do so. For those not already familiar with it, BlueMail is a cross-platform free email app compatible with multiple mail accounts, including those from web-mail providers like Google, Yahoo, FastMail, et al plus IMAP, SMTP, Exchange ActiveSync, EWS and POP3. As the BlueMail app connects directly to a :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/bluema

Pitivi Video Editor Adds Beat Detection, Object Tracking + More

A new development version of Pitivi video editor is out and it boasts some major new features. The GTK-based video editor is currently in the midst of a GTK4 port as part of this year’s Google Summer of Code but, happening alongside that work, is work on adding a slew of other features that would-be content creators will be keen to try. Following OpenShot’s lead, the Pitivi 2022.06 milestone introduces object tracking. I had a bit of a play with this prior to writing this article. To track and object you click “cover object” in the clip options panel then :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/pitivi

Firefox 102 Adds GeoClue Support on Linux, Improves PDF Viewer

A new version of Mozilla Firefox is available to download, ahead of its form release on June 28. Mozilla Firefox 102 sees the browser bake-in support for GeoClue on Linux desktops, improve PDF appearance when using high contrast mode, and gain the ability display subtitles and captions in the Picture-in-Picture window when playing content from HBO Max, DailyMotion, Funimation, and a number of other video streaming sites. Among a clutch of Linux-specific bug fixes is a patch to resolve issues with Amazon password length appearance, plus work to reduce PDF rendering artefacts, and video distortion with H.264 when using VAAPI. :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/mozill

Nautilus Gains New List View with Rubber Banding, Animations + More

Nautilus gained an improved list view this weekend, as code implementing GtkColumnView was merged in to the latest development builds of the file manager. Switching from GtkTreeView (which remains available in GTK4) to the new version is said to offer a number of advantages and offer ‘full feature parity’ with two (temporary) exceptions (these being worked on in separate branches). So what are the benefits? Well, say hello to rubber banding — at long last you can now select multiple files/folders in list view simply by dragging out with your mouse, just like you can in the icon view: There’s :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/new-na

New Version of ArcMenu GNOME Extension Released

Various enhancements are on offer in the latest version of ArcMenu, a popular GNOME Shell extension that adds a traditional app menu to the GNOME desktop.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/new-ve

This Extension Makes Accessing GNOME Shell’s Advanced Settings Easier

Are there parts of the GNOME Shell UI you wish you could configure and customise? If so, check out the Shell Configurator GNOME extension, recently updated to support GNOME 42. This free, open source add-on makes it incredibly easy to access GNOME Shell’s advanced backend settings without needing to use the command line or a tool like dconf-editor. You get a clean, organised design with fully searchable settings that are clearly labelled so that you know turning which toggle does what. Among the things you can do using the Shell Configurator GNOME extension: Adjust animation speed Show/hide top bar items :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/gnome-

Clapper GTK Video App Bags Performance Boost in Latest Update

An improved version of the (very sleek) Clapper video player is available to download. I’ve written about this GStreamer-based GTK media player before, but it was a while ago and I haven’t mentioned it since. It’s actually added quite a few new features since then, including experimental and entirely opt-in Pipewire support. The latest version of Clapper, version 0.5, introduces a ‘new and improved GSrreamer video sink’. This switch introduces performance improvements and lays groundwork for future performance in the future, and handles overlay of subtitles. If Clapper’s old sink worked well for you (and you find the new one :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/clappe

Chertan is a Cool Circular Conky Theme for Linux

Conky is a great way to personalise your Linux desktop regardless of which distro or DE you’re using. There are hundreds if not thousands of Conky themes available, ranging from simple stat tables to Lua-laden masterpieces. I recently came across a new Conky config I like. It shows the date, current weather conditions, an average CPU and RAM load, and the currently playing song in MPD. I figured I’d share the theme on here and add a bit info on how to customise this Conky to work with your location and any MPRIS-compatible music player, rather than MPD. It requires :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/cherta

Flameshot Screenshot Tool Just Added Even More Features

When it comes to screenshot tools for Linux nothing rivals the feature set offered by the Qt-based Flameshot — and the app just got a major update.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/flames

Linux Lite 6.0 Released, Based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Linux Lite 6.0 is out based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Linux 5.15, and Xfce 4.16. There's a new theme, a new system monitor, and a huge web browser change.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/linux-

How to Fix ‘apt-key’ Deprecation Warning on Ubuntu

If you see an apt-key deprecated warning when you run apt update on Ubuntu and want to fix it, you’re in the right place In this post I walk you (and myself) through the process. See, after I followed the steps to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu I noticed the following error every time I run apt update: W: linux.teamviewer.com/deb/dists: Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring (/etc/apt/trusted.gpg), see the DEPRECATION section in apt-key(8) for details. Though undesired, the warning does not prevent updating or upgrading the system. You can ignore it without any ill effect and, for a day or :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/fix-ap

How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

TeamViewer is an application that lets you access other computers remotely so you can modify, maintain, or manage them wherever you are, as though you were actually there. Better yet, the app works with all major platforms: Windows, macOS, and Linux (also in limited forms on iOS and Android too). You can use TeamViewer to transfer files to/from a remote computer and host; chat in real time with its users; sync clipboard contents, and more. TeamViewer is also simple to use: you install the app on both computers, then connect using the unique ID and password the app generates. While :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/how-to

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