Unknown to many, there are plenty of customization options for the terminal in Linux. Here we will show you how to customize the terminal in Ubuntu.
There may be times where you need constant access to your current IP address. Here is how you can display your IP address in the system tray in Ubuntu.
The Gedit text editor is simple to use but can become very powerful with the use of plugins. Here are some useful tips to make Gedit a better text editor.
If you are a regular VIM user, here are some of the more advanced tips and tricks for a VIM editor that you can use to improve your productivity.
On an old PC the Unity desktop environment in Ubuntu might be slow and unresponsive. Here are a few tricks to make Unity Dash respond faster.
One of the issues with Unity Launcher is that it can get overcrowded with apps. Here’s how you can add an app drawer to Unity Launcher and keep it organized.
For those command line geeks who want to do a Google search from the command line, what solution do you have? Googler is the answer for you.
The desktop search feature in Linux is really lacking. Here is a solution to do a more comprehensive file search in Linux and find the files you want.
If you are looking to improve the security of your Linux system, check out Firejail that can sandbox all processes and reduce the risk of security breaches.
While it is easy to stream Youtube videos on VLC, it is not as easy to stream other online videos to VLC. This tutorial shows you how to do so.
If left unchecked, your system cache might take up a big chunk of your storage and memory. Here’s how you can quickly clear the system cache in Ubuntu.
Rather than searching for emojis on the Internet, you can also search for emojis on your system. Here’s how you can do that in the Linux command line.
If you want to find out what’s happening in another workspace without switching over, you can now get a live preview of another workspace in Ubuntu. Here’s how.
To reduce eye strain, you should use dedicated software that prompts you to take frequent work breaks, something which is really beneficial for your eyes. Safe Eyes for Linux is one you should check out.
While Telegram comes with a desktop client for most operating systems, it can be accessed via the command line too. Here’s how to use Telegram from the Linux command line.
Gnome Software comes with a bug that prevents users from installing deb files. Here are some of the workarounds to install deb files in Ubuntu 16.04.
If you are a Linux system admin who needs to constantly keep track of the filesystem usage, here is a way you can display the filesystem usage information in the Ubuntu system tray.
If you are always mistyping your sudo password because nothing is shown on the screen, here’s a quick fix to get asterisks to show up as your sudo password in Ubuntu.
Checking out a bunch of files and folders can be a tedious process. Here is a way to quickly preview files in Ubuntu without having to open them.
If you want to keep yourself updated with the current temperature, here is how you can add the weather information to the system tray in Ubuntu.
How do you avoid not noticing the caps lock key is on when you’re typing? Indicator-Keyboard-LED easily shows the state of the caps lock key onscreen.
Surely many of you would like to have Bing’s photo of the day as your desktop wallpaper. Here is how you can automate it in Ubuntu.
There are many ways to improve your English, but the geekiest one has to be from the Linux terminal. Here’s how you can do that.
One way to prevent the accidental pressing of the Super key is to disable Super key when in full screen mode. Here is a simple script to do so in Ubuntu.
Todo.txt provides a simple format for recording todo tasks. QTodoTxt is a great todo.txt GUI client for Linux. Check it out.
It can be difficult to remember all the commands in Linux. Betty is a Siri-like helper for the Linux command line that allows you use the Linux command line through natural language input.
Do you know that your data in Evernote is unencrypted by default? If you’re on Linux, and are looking for a secure, encrypted alternative to Evernote, Turtl is one such open source app you should check out.
The RecentQuicklist script allows you to add recent files quicklists to Unity Launcher in Ubuntu. Here is how you can use it to improve your productivity.
Cryptomator is an open source app that encrypts files before uploading to the cloud. Here’s how to use it to apply client-side encryption to cloud files.
EncryptPad is an open source text editor for Linux with the ability to encrypt files and encrypt/decrypt binary files. Here’s how to install and use it.
Lynx is an open source Web browser that lets you access websites from the command line; it only displays the text part of a Web page. Here’s how it works.
If you’re looking for a distraction-free writing experience in Ubuntu, look no further. QuiEdit is a full-screen text editor focused on writing in Markdown.
By default, Ubuntu’s Unity desktop only has four workspaces. If this isn’t enough or too many, here’s how you can tweak the number of workspaces in Unity.
Longing for a native and friendlier way to access your Gmail and Google Inbox on Linux? Meet Wmail, an open-source desktop email client.
Indicator-Stickynotes is a sticky notes app for Ubuntu, written in Python3 and GTK3. It lets you make notes that can act as reminders. Here’s how to use it.
The clear command or CTRL+L can be used to shift Terminal output upward, but what if you want to totally clear the terminal screen? That’s where the reset command comes into play.
Time flies when you’re on the computer. If you find it hard to tear yourself away, “Take a Break” will force you to take periodic breaks in Ubuntu.
Looking for a Notepad++ alternative for Linux? Notepadqq is the one you are looking for.
There hasn’t been a way to access or upload images to Flickr from Ubuntu until now thanks to Frogr, a Flickr upload app for the GNOME desktop environment.
Double Commander is an open-source, dual-panel file manager that’s available for various OS platforms including Linux. It is inspired by Total Commander. Check it out.
Nautilus-copypaste-images is a plugin that lets you copy an image file in Nautilus and directly paste it as an image to an image editor like Gimp. Here’s how it works
Sometimes you just want things to stay between you and ….. you! Luckily, you can even hide the Linux Command Line History by using Incognito Mode. Here’s how.
Did you know it’s possible to get weather information via the Linux Command Line without installing a utility? It is, thanks to WTTR.IN! Here’s how.
Like any other software, Linux systems and apps can freeze and stop working at times. Here’s how you can handle App/OS Freezes in Linux.
Want to display keystrokes in screencasts on Ubuntu? Meet Screenkey: a command line app that makes sure your keystrokes are better displayed.
Tired of geo-restricted websites ruining your day? Lantern is an Internet proxy tool worth checking out. It lets you access blocked sites. Here’s how.
Tired of Ubuntu’s notifications? nonotifs (aka NoNotifications) is a simple indicator to temporarily suppress notifications of notify-osd (notify-send). Check it out.
Ever wanted to record your Linux desktop and create an animated GIF out of it? Silentcast to the rescue! This software allows you to do both.
Ever encountered the ‘Unable to lock (/var/lib/dpkg/)’ error on Ubuntu? Here are all the aspects related to this error and how to safely get rid of it.
Canonical released Snap in Ubuntu 16.04. Here is what you need to know to start managing snap packages.