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How to Display eBook Thumbnails in Nautilus (Quick Tip)

I recently rediscovered my Amazon Kindle (a geriatric model from 2012, nothing fancy) and figured, as it still works, I’ll use it, and set about downloading a freely available EPUBs of classic (and not-so-classic – I’m a pulpy-kinda g…

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Keep Losing OneDrive File Access in Ubuntu 24.04? Here’s a Fix

Of the (many) handy new features in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS is the ability to access OneDrive files through the Nautilus file manager as a remote mount. This is made possible by the msgraph package, a new gvfs backend that Nautilus can use, account integratio…

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How to Enable OneDrive File Access in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

Among the many new features in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS is the ability to access your Microsoft OneDrive files through the Nautilus file manager. No 3rd-party app downloads, no dodgy scripts to run, and no paid plans to cough up for because this nifty feature …

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How to Bring Back Ubuntu’s Iconic Login Sound

If you only started using Ubuntu sometime after 2012 then you have my apologies: this article won’t make a whole lot of sense. But if your roots with the distro reach back farther then the following curio might appeal (though that ‘might&#8…

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Run Any App in Picture in Picture Mode in Ubuntu

A new GNOME Shell extension lets you turn any app in to a picture-in-picture window on Ubuntu. You’re probably already familiar with picture-in-picture mode (PiP) through your web browser. The likes of Mozilla Firefox and Chrome let you to &#8220…

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How to Mirror Your iPhone’s screen on Ubuntu Desktop

Want to mirror your iPhone screen on your Ubuntu desktop? There’s a free, open-source app you can install from the Ubuntu repos to do exactly that. If you’re looking to mirror your iPhone or iPad to Ubuntu UxPlay is the easy way to do it — …

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How to Enable Bluez Experimental Features in Ubuntu

Bugged by a Bluetooth device you use not showing battery levels in Ubuntu? There is a something you can try that may get it to appear. Ubuntu, like most desktop Linux distributions Ubuntu, use Bluez as its Bluetooth stack. This powerful, open-source te…

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Install the Latest Enlightenment Desktop Release in Ubuntu 22.04

Just before Christmas I was introduced to a handy script that makes it easy to install the latest Enlightenment desktop release on Ubuntu 22.04. Emphasis on latest as (I’m sure you already know) you can install the Enlightenment desktop in Ubuntu…

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How to give your Ubuntu desktop a quick Christmas makeover

It’s time to deck the digital halls: Christmas is just a few days away! By now you’ll have put up the tree (which the cat’s since stripped), you’ll have wrapped the presents (all last-minute, I’m sure), and said HECK NO to…

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How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 23.10 ‘Mantic Minotaur’

Looking to upgrade to Ubuntu 23.10 from Ubuntu 23.04? Good news: you can! If you’re full up-to-date and you have an active internet connection you can upgrade to Ubuntu 23.10 ‘Mantic Minotaur’ directly. There’s no need to downlo…

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How to Display Battery Percentage in Ubuntu’s Top Panel

If you’ve installed Ubuntu on a laptop, you might want to view battery percentage in the top bar. In this post, I’ll show you how to do this. While the Quick Settings menu shows you the percentage of battery remaining, it’s “out…

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Kubuntu 22.04 LTS Users Can Upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.27

KDE Plasma 5.27 is now available for users of Kubuntu 22.04 LTS to upgrade to — if they want to. Kubuntu 22.04 LTS ships with KDE Plasma 5.24. That is a solid release that works well for most folks, but it does lack a few of the fancier flourishes and …

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Installing Debs in Ubuntu 23.10 is harder than it used to be

When you double click on a deb package in Ubuntu 23.10 an error appears to tell you “there is no app installed for Debian package files”. Bit weird for a Debian-based distro, so in in this post I show you how to work around it. Most of us a…

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How to Install GreenWithEnvy on Ubuntu (NVIDIA GPU Tool)

Do you use Ubuntu with an NVIDIA graphics card? If so, you may want to install GreenWithEnvy. And in this post I show you how. GreenWithEnvy is a free, open-source utility for Linux designed exclusively for use with with NVIDIA graphics cards. It displ…

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How to Change a Single Folder Icon on Ubuntu

Here’s a tip for those of you who want to use a custom icon for a specific folder in Ubuntu. — And no, you don’t need to install a new icon set to do it. While there are tons of great icon themes for Ubuntu (and other Linux distros) I think…

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How to Change the Lock Screen Background in Ubuntu

Here’s a quick tutorial for those of you looking to change the lock screen background used in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS through the most recent release, Ubuntu 23.04. Out-of-the-box (as this is the same for any Linux distribution using a modern version of…

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Easy Way to Fix “Target Configured Multiple Times” Error on Ubuntu

When I run apt update on my Ubuntu laptop it prints a stream of errors about W: target packages/repos/DEP-11 being ‘configured multiple times’. These errors do not prevent apt from working (so it’s not an issue in that sense) but the …

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How to Reset Ubuntu Dock to Default Settings

Do you want to reset the Ubuntu Dock to its default settings, with the same app shortcuts placed on it as if you had just installed Ubuntu? If so, you can get back to a ‘fresh install feeling’ using a terminal command. There are numerous wa…

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Show Remaining Disk Space in Nautilus on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Here’s a quick tip for those of you looking for an easy way to see see remaining disk space in the file manager of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Once upon a time — like, really far back — the Nautilus file manager had a static status bar. This gave you an ea…

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How to Streamline Your Quick Settings Sound Menu

Being able to quickly switch between different audio devices is one of my favourite things about GNOME Shell’s Quick Settings menu. No longer do I have to fire up Settings > Sound to quickly switch from my laptop’s built-in speakers to …

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