Two of the most prominent issue with Ubuntu 13.10 are brightness control and sound. We saw how to fix no sound issue in an older post. In this quick post, we’ll see how to fix brightness function key not working in Ubuntu 14.04. This article was originally written for Ubuntu 13.10 but it is equally […]
One of the irritating bugs in Ubuntu 14.04 is the missing date time from the top panel. Normally, there is a date time indicator displayed on the top right corner of screen but for some users this is disabled by default. What is more frustrating is that if you try to enable it or configure […]
I got an iPhone 5 with iOS 7 couple of months back. I tried to connect iPhone or iPad with Linux (Ubuntu and Linux Mint), it was recognized and it asked me whether I “trust this computer”? And I said “I do” and tapped on Trust. After a flash of seconds it asked me again […]
Flat is the flavor of the season. Continuing the trend, Flattastic provides a set of eight beautiful themes. Themes are dark and light version of four colors namely orange, blue, green and burgundy. These themes are compatible with Gnome Shell, Unity, XFCE4 and OpenBox (as claimed by developer). I tried it in Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity […]
So, the other day was installing Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 14.10. The installation went smooth but I encountered one problem in Unity. The mouse cursor became invisible. I could see it when it hovered over an icon or a link or an application but the cursor was not visible. In this quick tip, we shall […]
9 tips that will speed up Ubuntu 14.04 to give you an overall improved system performance.
Turpial, desktop client for Twitter has released its latest stable version: Turpial 3. Turpial 3 is available to install via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16. Turpial was once a popular Twitter client for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. Developed by Venezuelan developers, Turpial gets its name from Venezuelan bird Troupial. For sometimes […]
Ubuntu won’t play DVD? Even after you installed all codecs from Ubuntu Restricted Extra package? Welcome to the club. You are not alone who cannot play DVD in Ubuntu Ubuntu 14.04. In this quick tip, I’ll show you how to fix the issues with playing DVD or even encrypted DVD in Ubuntu 14.04. This article […]
This article was originally written for Ubuntu 13.10 but it is equally applicable for Ubuntu 14.04. One of the visible changes in Ubuntu 13.10 is the new keyboard applet indicator which is enabled by default. This keyboard applet indicator is used for quickly switching between keyboard layouts for various languages. But most of us, I […]
Though the default Ambiance theme and icons are good looking in itself, you can still have better looking icon themes in Ubuntu. If you are not sure of, here is a list of best icon themes for Ubuntu 13.10 and other versions. If you are using Ubuntu 16.04, check this list of best icon themes […]
Elementary OS Luna has introduced a new desktop plus internet search tool “Synapse Indicator”. Take it as search in Unity dash. You search for a term in Unity Dash, it gives you results from the files, applications and from web. I deliberately excluded the search results from Amazon as it has already created controversies. Synapse […]
Cinnamon is a beautiful desktop environment created by Linux Mint team. Users who are unhappy with the default Ubuntu desktop environment Unity, consider installing Cinnamon one of the top things to do after installing Ubuntu. But there is a problem with Cinnamon 2.0 and Ubuntu 13.10. Installing Cinnamon in Ubuntu 13.10 breaks Unity. I installed […]
This article was originally written for Ubuntu 13.10 but it is equally applicable to Ubuntu 14.04. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 from Ubuntu 13.04, I found a few changes in it which I don’t like (or I am not used to it). For example, I am pretty used to of edge scrolling with my touchpad […]
Ubuntu 14.10 has been released this week. Like any other Ubuntu release, you will encounter few hiccups. One of the first things I noticed was Dropbox icon missing in Ubuntu 14.10 & Ubuntu 14.04. This article was originally written for Ubuntu 13.10 but it is equally applicable to Ubuntu 14.04. If you are a previous […]
Ubuntu 13.10, codenamed Saucy Salamander has been released as per its schedule on 17th October. If you did not upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10 and instead you did a clean install of Ubuntu 13.10, you might be wondering what are the things to do after installing Ubuntu 13.10. This is one of the […]
Ubuntu 13.10 default wallpapers has been revealed. So, the first thing you’ll see after installing Ubuntu 13.10 is this desktop background: Keeping the tradition of Purple-ish color, it is not much different than the default wallpaper of Ubuntu 13.04. In fact, it looks as if it has been reversed this time. The default wallpaper will […]
As the tradition goes, Ubuntu invites entries for default wallpapers of its upcoming release, and selects the best among them. Wallpaper contest is over for the Ubuntu 13.10 release, and it’s time to announce the winner. There is a slight change though. We have 18 wallpapers for Ubuntu 13.10 which is slightly more in number […]
Mozilla Firefox may be replaced by Chromium as the default web browser in Ubuntu 13.10.
Ubuntu 13.10 has been codenamed Saucy Salamander and as speculated it is going to be a rolling release distribution. Read more.