How To Install Gnome Themes In Ubuntu

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Even after the introduction of Unity, many users still prefer using Gnome. Perhaps one of the best features of the Gnome desktop is the ability to add new themes with the help of the Gnome Tweak Tool. However, the complexity of GTK3 themes in Gnome 3 can make it a bit confusing to install a theme. In this post we will show you how to install Gnome themes in Ubuntu.

Give Ubuntu The Mac OS X Look With FakeOSX

As we all know, Ubuntu developers have been gearing towards making it the Mac OS X of the Linux world. This is why we are seeing more and more Mac features landing in Ubuntu with each new version. While it might take a while for Canonical to make Ubuntu similar to (if not the same) as Mac, you can give your Ubuntu operating system the stylish Mac look with the Continue Reading →

How To Auto Hide Cinnamon Panel And Configure Other Settings

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Cinnamon is a Gnome Shell alternative, which has been created to deliver a Gnome 2 like convenient design for Ubuntu users. It provides a Gnome 2 like launcher based bottom panel and is perhaps the one of the best Gnome 2 forks available for Ubuntu. In a previous post I showed you a complete walkthrough of Cinnamon Shell. In this post I will explain the process of auto-hiding the Cinnamon Continue Reading →

50 Handy Applications For Ubuntu & Other Linux Operating Systems

Over the past few months I have covered a number of handy Ubuntu applications that many users might not be aware of. I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of these useful applications for my readers. While I have tried to avoid very common applications like GIMP, ShotWell, TweetDeck, Pidgin, etc, some of you may or may not find the below applications common. I have Continue Reading →

How To Make Ubuntu Look Like Android 4.0 ICS

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In a previous post I showed you How To Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac OS X Lion, this time I have another transformation guide, to make your Ubuntu desktop look like Android Ice Cream Sandwich  4.0. Ice Cream Shell theme is a Gnome Shell, which is based on the default theme of Android 4.0. This theme can be easily applied in Gnome 3, by using the Gnome Tweak Tool. Below Continue Reading →

Get Cinnamon Gnome Shell Fork With Classic Gnome Panel & Launcher

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Cinnamon is a Gnome fork, that is meant to redefine user interactions with the GNOME desktop. It has a Gnome 2 like minimalist look and offers a new model for launching applications, accessing documents, and organizing active windows within GNOME. Cinnamon is intended to replace functions handled by the GNOME Panel and the window manager and has rich visual effects enabled by new graphical technologies. Recently, version 1.1.3 for Cinnamon Continue Reading →

Test Drive The New Gnome Web Browser Prototype [Download]

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After a long time association with Gnome, it appears that the default Gnome web-browser, Epiphany, is nearing it’s retirement. With the new GNOME design approach, it appears, that Epiphany will now have a new successor. This browser is primarily focused to provide a minimalist looking browser with a clean interface. This application is being designed to provide page search, page multi-tasking (without the need of reloading content), page view history, Continue Reading →

How To Install Linux Mint Mate Desktop In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Despite the default absence of the Gnome desktop environment in Ubuntu 11.10, many users are still using the Gnome 3 shell or the Gnome Fall Back Session to get a Gnome 2 style user interface. Although Gnome Fallback session brings many of the Gnome 2 like user interface features, it is not the prettiest option. A better alternative to this can be to use Linux Mint 12.  A few days Continue Reading →

How To Activate Screen Saver In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Ubuntu 11.10 does not ship with a default screen saver and even Gnome 3 displays a mere black screen when your system is idle. This is why the only way one can acquire a proper screen saver in Ubuntu 11.10, is to install a third-party application. XScreenSaver is one such application, which can be used to obtain a range of attractive screensavers for Ubuntu 11.10. For those of you who Continue Reading →

How To Auto Login With Gnome 3 In Ubuntu 11.10

Earlier, I provided you with a walkthrough of the process involved in installing Gnome 3 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. Due to frequent Unity issues, many Ubuntu users have not only opted for Gnome 3, but are also looking for a way to make it their default login session. Unfortunately, Canonical has not provided any “functional” GUI based option to do this, which has once more left users out in Continue Reading →