Saturday, August 11, 2018

Display Internet Speed in Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome Panel with NetSpeed - If you want to keep eye on network traffic in your Ubuntu Gnome panel, you can do it easily by installing Netspeed, an useful network monitor Gnome shell extension to shows the current download and upload bandwidth of a network device in the top panel.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Meet Komorebi 2, Beautiful Animated Wallpapers App for Linux - Looking for easy way to use animated wallpapers / parallax effect in your Ubuntu desktop?. Well, today I'm gonna show you about a free and open source wallpaper application that lets you use live wallpaper on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Rhytmbox Unable to Import Music and Playlist in Ubuntu Linux - Yesterday I encountered an issue in Ubuntu related to Rhythmbox (default Ubuntu music player) in my Ubuntu Linux can not read nor import any audio files (mostly .mp3) and playlist after installing a fresh copy of Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus.

Friday, July 27, 2018

How to Fix Right Click Touchpad Not Working in Ubuntu 18.04 - Once you installed the Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome desktop and suddenly realize that there's touchpad issue / your touchpad or trackpad right click doesn't work. Do not panic, it's not a bug!.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

How to Install Signal Private Messenger Desktop on Ubuntu - Signal is a free encrypted messenger app for mobile (Android and iOS) and desktop (Linux, MacOs, and Windows) developed by Open Whisper Systems. Well, this is good alternative to WhatsApp.

The app uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images or videos, and make one-to-one voice.

All of messages and calls are always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered to keep your communication safe.

Install Signal Desktop App on Ubuntu Linux

The clients are published as free and open-source software under the GPLv3 license. You can verify its security by auditing the code. Signal is the only private messenger that uses open source peer-reviewed cryptographic protocols to keep your messages safe.

Just like WhatsApp and Telegram, Signal uses standard cellular mobile numbers as identifiers.

Install Signal Private Messenger

The desktop version of Signal (electron-based) runs independently. So it makes the app more accessible than distributed through the Chrome Web Store.

Suggested read :

Step 1 - Open terminal via app launcher or simply press Ctrl+Alt+T

Step 2 - Run the following command to add the signal key :

wget | sudo apt-key add -

Step 3 - Add new repository to your Ubuntu desktop

echo "deb [arch=amd64] xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list

Step 4 - Resynchronize the package index files :

sudo apt update

Step 5 - Now install the Signal desktop app :

sudo apt install signal-desktop

Install Signal via Snap

The application is available as snap. So this might be the easiest and quickest way to install Signal in Ubuntu.

sudo snap install signal-desktop

Once installed, you can now open the app and scan the QR code from your mobile Signal App for authentication (like WhatsApp).

If you don't have Signal on your Android or iOS device, here are the Signal app links :

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Install latest Remmina Remote Desktop Client in Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 - Today I'm gonna show you the easy way to install the latest version of The latest Remmina remote desktop client in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver and 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

How to Install OpenShot 2.4.2 in Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 / 14.04

A new version of open source & free video editor OpenShot is available for download - OpenShot video editor 2.4.2 has released with new video effects, adds a couple of new editing features, better performance and stability than previous versions.

OpenShot was created in 2008, in an effort to build simple, open-source, free video editor for Linux, Mac, and Windows. It helps you edit any video and audio effects, and export your creations to YouTube.

Changes in OpenShot 2.4.2

Here are release highlights of latest OpenShot :
  • 7 new effects
  • Auto audio mixing strategy per clip (average, reduce, or none)
  • Auto-Rotates any Clip with Reader metadata ‘rotate’ attribute
  • Experimental codecs now supported in FFmpeg/LibAV
  • Many improvements for Audio playback, stability, export dialog, etc
  • Numerous bug-fixes

The new effects including :
  1. Bars : Create a cinematic letterbox effect, or border a vertical video
  2. Colour Shift : Applies an anaglyph style shift in RGBA colours
  3. Crop : Hone in on a specific section of a clip
  4. Hue : Adjust the hue of a video clip or image
  5. Pixelate : Pixelate a clip/image
  6. Shift : Creates a motion tile from a clip or image
  7. Wave : Applies a ripple distortion effect to footage

For more detail, please refer to its release note.

Install / Upgrade OpenShot 2.4.2 in Ubuntu Linux

You can install the latest version via OpenShot's official PPA. The packages now available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives.

Install OpenShot in Linux Ubuntu, Mint

Step 1 - Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), then run the command below to add the PPA :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

Type your password and press Enter continue.

Step 2 - Run update to resync the index :

sudo apt update

Ubuntu 18.04 is not required run apt update command since it automatically refresh repository caches after adding PPA

Step 3 - Now you can upgrade this video editor via Software Updater or running the following command :

sudo apt-get install openshot-qt libopenshot*

An official OpenShot AppImage is also available to download.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Download Elementary OS Juno 5.0 Beta ISO (pre-release) - The first beta for Elementary 5.0 Juno is now available to download. Based on GNU/Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver, the Juno will ship new features and changes.