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Want to Watch Blu-rays in VLC on Ubuntu? You NEED MakeMKV

I wanted to watch Blu-rays in Ubuntu using VLC and an external USB drive, but I couldn’t just stick in a disc and hit play. The solution? Install MakeMKV.
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How to Add WebP Support to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

It’s easy to enable WebP support in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS so you can see image thumbnails in the file manager and open WebP images in the default image viewer.
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How to Install Linux Mint’s Apps on Ubuntu

Linux Mint is far more than just the Cinnamon desktop with a bit of green sprinkled on top. It also includes a number of homegrown apps crafted by Mint developers to enhance the overall experience. Nemo file manager is probably the best known tool in M…

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A Faster Way to Edit Text Files as Root in Ubuntu

Here’s a little time-saver if you (like me) often need to edit text files as root in a graphical app on Ubuntu. Simply go to a terminal and run: sudo apt install nautilus-admin Quit Nautilus and re-open. Henceforth, you can right-click on pretty …

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Check Your Battery’s Health from the Command Line with Battop

I share a cool CLI tool for checking your battery health, cycle count, capacity, and more on Linux. It’s free, open source, and very nice to look at!
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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 n…

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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 (a…

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TIL You Can Increase Vivaldi UI Size (Because Of Course You Can; It’s Vivaldi)

When I posted an article on the recent Vivaldi update — the built-in Vivaldi Mail client is now stable, in-case you missed it — I casually mentioned that my only real “gripe” with using Vivaldi on Ubuntu is that the UI looks too small on my…

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Using a Tablet as a Second Monitor in Ubuntu is Actually Pretty Easy

Today I learn that it’s pretty easy to use an iPad or an Android tablet as a second monitor with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Not just “access your desktop” but “use it to extend your desktop” as though it were a regular, physically …

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Make Ubuntu’s Calendar Icon Show the Current Date

Want to make Ubuntu’s calendar app icon show the current date? Well take a look in here cos we’ve come across an open source script that does just that.
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How to Disable UI Animations in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

A quick and effective way to make Ubuntu feel instantly faster is to disable UI animations. Turning animations off is also a guaranteed way to get the best performance out of older and lower spec’d computers, as many of these effects, while prett…

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How to Put the Trash Can on the Desktop in Ubuntu 22.04

This quick guide shows you how to add a trash can icon to the desktop in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. The distro previously relocated its trash can to the Ubuntu dock.
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How to Upgrade to Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS

A new version of Pop!_OS is out and it packs some delectable goodies like scheduled updates, better multi-monitor workspace switching, and a tweak that ensures the app or game in focus gets the best performance possible. But you don’t need to dow…

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How to Install Firefox as a .Deb on Ubuntu 22.04 (Not a Snap)

A short guide on how to install Firefox from a PPA on Ubuntu 22.04 and remove the Firefox Snap. Doing this gets you a faster Firefox that can do more OOTB.
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How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 Beta

Learn how to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 from Ubuntu 20.04 or Ubuntu 21.10 in this guide. Upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS ‘Jammy Jellyfish’ is quick and easy.
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How to Change Mouse Cursor on Ubuntu

Learn how to change cursor theme in Ubuntu (it’s easy) in this quick guide. Plus, we show you where to download Linux cursor themes and how to install them.
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How I Enabled a Cool Transparent Blur Effect on Ubuntu 21.10

Glance at Windows 11, macOS, or even customised KDE Plasma desktops, and you’ll quickly learn that blurred window effects are a real vibe. But did you know that you can get a similar look on your GNOME-based Ubuntu desktop? Oh yes, all thanks to …

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Add Playback Controls to the Spotify Dock Icon in Ubuntu

I show you how to add a right-click context menu to the Spotify icon on the Ubuntu Dock. This lets you access next/prev and play/pause options directly.
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How to Change Ubuntu’s Login Screen Background

Want to change Ubuntu’s login screen background? I walk through the steps for changing GDM background to a solid colour, gradient, or custom image.
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How to Make Spotify’s Desktop App Look Great with Custom Themes

Do you think the official Spotify for Linux client would look better with a major restyle? So did the devs behind customisation tool Spicetify, which can do just that. I last showcased a “hacky” way to use custom Spotify skins back in 2016 …

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