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Ubuntu 22.04 Lets You Pick a UI Accent Colour

Ubuntu 22.04 just bagged a major new feature: UI accent colours. This personalisation staple is found in many other desktop environments and operating systems out there, including macOS and Windows 11. But a similar feature had, until now, not been off…

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Desktop Cube GNOME Extension Now Supports Background Panoramas

Workspace switching just a whole look cooler with the addition of background panoramas to the Compiz-inspired Desktop Cube GNOME extension.
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An Easy Way to Get Blurred App Windows on Ubuntu 21.10

I wrote about a patched version of Mutter that delivers one of the Linux desktop’s most-desired effects: translucent app windows with frosted blur effect, similar to the sort found on macOS and Windows 11. That method uses a project called Mutter…

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‘Desktop Cube’ GNOME Extension Now Supports Click & Drag Deform

That Desktop Cube GNOME extension now supports click & drag directly on the desktop, just like the original Compiz Cube effect that inspired its creation.
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Ubuntu 22.04 May Offer a Choice of System Accent Colour

A choice of system accent colour could be on offer in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Devs have already created a working demo to pick an accent colour for Yaru.
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‘Phinger’ is a Pointedly Cool Cursor Theme for Linux Desktops

I’m writing about a cursor theme cos I never write about cursor themes! Phinger Cursors is a high-quality pointer pack suitable for light and dark desktops.
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‘Burn My Windows’ Extension Adds Breaking Glass Effect & More Options

‘Burn My Windows’ is the GNOME Shell extension that just keeps on giving. New effect and a much-request option included in its latest update.
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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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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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‘Burn My Windows’ GNOME Extension Adds 3 New Effects & Random Mode

A couple of new Star Trek-esque effects have been added to the ‘Burn my Windows’ GNOME Shell extension. If you’ve not yet heard about this bling-tactic add-on, it animates closing windows (and optionally dialogs) in some spectacularly…

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‘Nordic’ GTK Theme Brings Nord Color Scheme to Linux Desktops

Nordic is a GTK theme based on the Nord colour scheme. It’s available in several variants and a GNOME Shell theme is also included. More details inside.
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How to Install Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu

Give the Ubuntu desktop a new look and feel by installing the Papirus icon theme. The icon set covers thousands of apps and can be installed from a PPA.
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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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Adwaita Fan? Check Out This Epic Theme for Firefox

This Adwaita theme for Mozilla Firefox transforms the browser’s appearance into one more suited to the modern Linux desktop. Learn how to get it inside!
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How to Make GNOME Shell Look Like Unity (‘Cos Why Not?!)

Want to make GNOME Shell look like the Unity desktop? If you do, then this guide is for you. Just don’t thank me for what follows. A reader called Alwyn sent the whole run-through to me via the Tip Form, complete with screenshots. They said I cou…

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A ‘Fluent’ Icon Theme for Linux Desktops

If you’re a fan of Microsoft’s ‘Fluent’ design aesthetic check out this icon theme for Linux desktops, which is inspired by icons used in Windows 11.
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Papirus Icon Set Updated with 45 New Icons

The first Papirus icons update of 2022 is now available. Over 45 apps have been added to the icon set, and many icons redesigned. Find more details inside.
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T-Rex Slash, TV, and Matrix Effects Added to ‘Burn My Windows’ Extension

That retro Compiz-inspired fire effect we spotlighted a few weeks back? It’s had a ton of updates since then and they demand a follow up post! So here it is — but let me stress: these window effects are for fun. No-one is claiming that flame-quit…

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Add a Cool Falling Snow Effect to the Ubuntu Desktop

Want to add a falling snow effect to your Linux desktop? Of course you don’t, but since it’s Christmas you should! Inside are two tools you can use.
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Compiz’s Iconic Window Closing ‘Fire’ Effect Comes to GNOME Shell

First came a GNOME extension reimplementing wobbly windows, then we saw the return of the cool 3D desktop cube effect — now comes the final part of the holy Compiz trinity: window fire. Intent on inducing nostalgia amongst Linux users of a certain vint…

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