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Check Out GNOME Shell’s New Look in GNOME 42

GNOME Shell looks a little different in GNOME 42, which is currently in active development. I wasn’t able to showcase the shell theme tweaks in my GNOME 42 alpha post but, over the weekend, fuelled by coffee 😉, I managed to get the correct branch up and running on my Fedora install. I figured I’d write a short post to share some screenshots of the changes...

Quickly Rearrange the GNOME App Launcher into Alphabetical Order

This GNOME extension rearranges the GNOME Shell application grid in alphabetically order, making it easier to find app shortcuts based on their name. This post, Quickly Rearrange the GNOME App Launcher into Alphabetical Order is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.

How to Change Ubuntu’s Login Screen Background

Want to change Ubuntu's login screen background? I walk through the steps for changing GDM background to a solid colour, gradient, or custom image. This post, How to Change Ubuntu’s Login Screen Background is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.

New Mockups of System76’s Plan for Applets in COSMIC Desktop

System76's COSMIC desktop environment is under active development. Now, new design documents give us an deeper insight into what they have planned. This post, New Mockups of System76’s Plan for Applets in COSMIC Desktop is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.

What is the ‘Ubuntu Pro’ Banner in Software Sources About?

A few readers have mailed in to tell me they’ve spotted a new promotion for Ubuntu Pro in the Software & Update apps on Ubunu 20.04 LTS. The banner isn’t a nag screen; you have to open the Software & Updates tool (which is often referred to as the ‘software sources’ utility) and click on the Livepatch tab to see it: Livepatch is Ubuntu’s LTS-only...

OnlyOffice 7.0 Released with Form Filling, Windowed Mode + More

We look at the new features in ONLYOFFICE 7.0. This open source alternative to LibreOffice continues to impress. Details, and how to install it, inside. This post, OnlyOffice 7.0 Released with Form Filling, Windowed Mode + More is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.

Wine 7.0 Released, This is What’s New (Spoiler: A Lot)

Hear that? It's the sound of a cork popping off the latest release of Wine, the open source compatibility layer that lets Windows apps run on Linux. This post, Wine 7.0 Released, This is What’s New (Spoiler: A Lot) is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.

GNOME 42 Alpha Released, We Look at What’s New

The first alpha release of GNOME 42 is now available to download, so in this post I showcase some of the key changes it brings. Now, this isn’t a fully detailed, commit-by-commit or blow-by-blow rundown of everything that’s been updated, upgraded, or even just tickled lightly under its hin. Nor is this a fancy showcase of the best new features in GNOME...

‘Burn My Windows’ GNOME Extension Adds 3 New Effects & Random Mode

A couple of new Star Trek-esque effects have been added to the ‘Burn my Windows’ GNOME Shell extension. If you’ve not yet heard about this bling-tactic add-on, it animates closing windows (and optionally dialogs) in some spectacularly over the top ways — just like Compiz of old. Burn My Windows 8 is available from the GNOME Extensions website and it...

GNOME Mulls ‘Cleanup’ of Background Settings in Pursuit of New Features

GNOME devs plan a 'big cleanup' of code related to background wallpaper handling in GNOME Shell, which would result in the removal of several features. This post, GNOME Mulls ‘Cleanup’ of Background Settings in Pursuit of New Features is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.

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