Category Archives: Linux

Linux Mint 18.3 is Getting a Revamped Software Manager

Linux Mint 18.3 is Getting a Revamped Software Manager

The upcoming version of Linux Mint 18.3 is in active development. A new post on the official blog reveals a number of nice improvements which are coming to the OS. These include a refined user interface for the Software Manager app along with enhancements to various system components.

Set Custom Flags for XFCE4 Keyboard Layout Plugin

Set Custom Flags for XFCE4 Keyboard Layout Plugin

XFCE4 is one of the best desktop environments available for Linux these days. It is solid, lightweight and feature rich. It includes a lot of really useful and great apps. In this article, I would like to show you how to set custom flags for the keyboard layout plugin in XFCE4.

How to Hide Files and Folders in Linux Mint

How to Hide Files and Folders in Linux Mint

Sometimes, it can be useful to hide some file or folder from the default view in a file manager. Unlike Windows, Linux uses a completely different method to make a file or folder hidden. You won't find a "hidden" attribute in file properties or anywhere in the GUI. Let's see how it can be done in Linux. I use Linux Mint with MATE, but the method described in this article is applicable to any distro, any Desktop Environment, and any file manager.

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” is out

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” is out

Linux Mint 18.2 is the latest version of the popular distro. The final version of Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" is now available with all its editions including, Cinnamon, MATE, XFCE and KDE. Let's see what has changed.

Change Individual Folder Icon Color in Linux Mint

Change Individual Folder Icon Color in Linux Mint

In this article, we will see how to change the color of individual folders in Linux Mint. This will allow you to colorize a folder icon without changing the whole icon theme. Let's see how it can be done.

How to Add a Locale in Linux Mint

How to Add a Locale in Linux Mint

In this article, we'll see how to add a new locale in Linux Mint. Installing a locale will allow you to see messages translated in your native language and translate the user interface of the operating system. Locale allows you to change the currency and address formats. Let's see how it can be done.

How to Remove Locale in Linux Mint

How to Remove Locale in Linux Mint

By default, Linux Mint comes with a number of extra locales which you most likely do not need. When updating system components like libc or kernel, the operating system rebuilds them. This operation takes a notable amount of time and in fact is completely redundant. Let's see how to get rid of these extra locales.

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” BETA is available

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” BETA is available

Linux Mint 18.2 is the upcoming version of the popular distro. The user can download the first beta version with Cinnamon and MATE editions to try it out. Let's see what it offers to the end user.