How to Capture a Screenshot of Your LightDM Login Screen (Unity Greeter) in Ubuntu

How to Capture a Screenshot of Your LightDM Login Screen (Unity Greeter) in Ubuntu

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to capture LightDM Unity Greeter, the log in screen, in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Besides installing Ubuntu as a guest OS via Virtualbox or VMware Player, there’s no graphical screenshot tool to capture the log-in screen. However, there’s simple script can do this job and below picture … Continue reading

Ubuntu Flavours (The Ubuntu Desktop Environment List)

Ubuntu Flavours (The Ubuntu Desktop Environment List)

Unity (Installed by default) Founded in 2010, the Unity project started by Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical has gone on to deliver a consistent user experience for desktop and netbook users alike. Putting great design at the heart of the project, Unity and its technologies such as Application indicators, System indicators, and Notify OSD, have strived … Continue reading

Install Nemo 2.2.1 (With Unity Patches) In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Install Nemo 2.2.1 (With Unity Patches) In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Update for Ubuntu 14.04 users: I’ve updated Nemo (with Unity patches) as well as the Nemo extensions from the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA to the latest 2.2.0 version. Nemo is the default Cinnamon file manager and normally, it needs Cinnamon to be installed, even if you want to use it in a desktop environment such as … Continue reading

Get the Most from Your Terminal with Tabs and Other Customizations

Get the Most from Your Terminal with Tabs and Other Customizations

Modern Linux distributions try to shield users from the complexities of the command-line, but there are times when using a terminal is absolutely necessary. On Ubuntu, the default terminal is the GNOME terminal (“gnome-terminal“). To start it, tap the “Super” key (which is probably the Windows key on your keyboard), type “terminal” and then click … Continue reading

PPA-Purge: How to Roll Back Major Installations in Ubuntu

PPA-Purge: How to Roll Back Major Installations in Ubuntu

If your helping with testing new features in the development version of ubuntu, or trying out a new Desktop Environment, you will likely encounter installing new packages from a ppa. But what happens when you want to roll back those changes? Thankfully there is a tool to help called ppa-purge. PPA-purge will uninstall all packages … Continue reading

Next-Gen Linux Desktop LXQt Makes First Public Release

Next-Gen Linux Desktop LXQt Makes First Public Release

The first public release of LXQt, the next generation of popular lightweight Linux desktop environment LXDE, has been made available to download. Its arrives almost a year after the teams behind the LXDE Qt initiative and Razor-Qt desktop projects decided to merge. By pooling resources to focus on a single desktop environment, instead of two, … Continue reading