Pushbullet Indicator was updated today with a cool new feature: it now partially supports Pushbullet‘s recent universal copy & paste feature.
The first beta for the Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicon flavors (Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin) was released yesterday. Let’s take a quick look at what’s new.
The article also includes Ubuntu MATE 14.10 beta 1, even though it isn’t an official Ubuntu flavor yet.
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 was released recently and it features a revamped sharing workflow which makes it easier to share folders with others, along with a redesigned user interface.
Kazam Screencaster Gets Webcam And YouTube Live Support, On-Screen Mouse Click And Keyboard Indicator
Kazam is a GStreamer-based screen recording and screenshot tool for Linux. The application supports recording the entire screen (with multi-monitor support), a window or an area and features:
- customizable framerate;
- option to show/hide the mouse when recording;
- record sound from speakers and/or microphone;
- keyboard shortcuts;
- configurable delay before capturing;
- automatic file saving;
- supports mp4 (H264), webm (VP8) and avi (RAW, HUFFYUV and lossless JPEG) video formats.
(Linux) Deepin 2014.1 was released today with numerous bug fixes meant to improve the system stability and performance as well as a few interesting enhancements / new features. Users who have already installed Deepin 2014 don’t have to reinstall – a simple upgrade via the Deepin Store or command line (sudo apt-get dist-upgrade) is enough to get the latest Deepin 2014.1.
DontWaitUp is a new application which allows you to assign an action when a window is closed, its title changes or when it’s resized. You can use it for instance to shut down or suspend your computer when a video finishes playing, when some download manager (which doesn’t have this feature built-in) finishes downloading a large file and so on.
Here’s how it works: when you launch DontWaitUp, a list of open windows is displayed on the Events tab and you can assign an action for each of these windows:
Quick tips for Ubuntu / LightDM users: if you want to hide the LightDM login screen user list and / or the Guest Session for security concerns, because there are too many users or whatever other reason, here’s how to do it.
|Default LightDM login screen (Unity Greeter) with user list and Guest Session enabled|
Starting with GNOME 3.10, some GNOME applications have switched to « header bars » or « client-side decorations« . These CSD (client-side decorations) don’t work properly in some desktop environments / shells – for instance, in Ubuntu 14.04, Unity doesn’t support CSD and because of this, some applications look broken. Luckily, there is now a relatively easy way (unofficial) of disabling client-side decorations. Read on!
In Ubuntu, Nautilus and a few other GNOME apps are patched so they don’t use client-side decorations under Unity. However, not all applications were fixed – here are a few examples:
GIMP 2.8.12 was released yesterday, bringing various bug fixes and small enhancements. This is the stable GIMP branch and no new features are added in the 2.8.x releases, just bug fixes.
Nemo Emblems, Folder Color, Image Converter and Filename Repairer Extensions Added To The WebUpd8 Nemo PPA
Quick update for Ubuntu Nemo users: Today I added four new Nemo extensions from the Linux Mint Nemo Extensions GitHub to the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA (Nemo with Unity patches):
- Nemo Emblems – add file or folder emblems;
- Nemo Folder Color – allows changing the folder color to some predefined colors such as black, blue, brown, cyan, green, grey, orange, pink, purple, red, white or yellow (forked from Nautilus Folder Color);
- Nemo Image Converter – allows you to quickly resize or rotate images (forked from Nautilus Image Converter);
- Nemo Filename Repairer – an extension that can be used to repair filenames which use wrong encoding in Nemo.