The Unity Desktop Shell for GNOME 3 on Ubuntu Linux has created a lot of controversy in the desktop Linux world. Some users love the new forward looking vision of Unity while others long for a more traditional desktop layout. One of the criticisms of Unity has been its lack of configuration settings. While many configuration settings have been added to Unity since the initial release, most of them remain hidden from regular users. That's where the Unity Tweak Tool comes in. It provides GUI access to many of Unity's hidden settings and collects them together under one convenient application. Read more
Unity Tweak Tool is an application for adjusting the settings of the Unity desktop shell in Ubuntu Linux. To add it to Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quezal or Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, follow the instructions to install Unity Tweak Tool in Ubuntu.
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On May 23, 2012, Linux Mint 13 "Maya" was released. There are two desktop flavors available, the MATE Edition and the Cinnamon Edition. MATE is a fork of the GNOME 2 desktop since the GNOME project has abandoned GNOME 2 in order to work on GNOME 3 development. Cinnamon is a project started by Linux Mint in order to include a classic GNOME 2 style interface in a GNOME 3 environment. Both of these flavors are available in 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Read more
I've written before about ripping audio CD's from the command line (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4). Certainly, if you're just ripping a new CD, then just convert the audio to your chosen format at that time. But maybe you've been archiving your music in FLAC format or you purchased some high bit-rate MP3's for download and now you want them in a different format or bit-rate for your music player. Read more
For years the keyboard shortcuts in the GNOME Desktop Manager have been Print Screen to take a shot of the whole screen and Alt + Print Screen to take a shot of the active window. (See the documentation here.) Something happened in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat that breaks the functionality to take screenshots of the active window. Read more