Category Archives: Linux

MATE 1.16 is out

MATE 1.16 is out

A new version of the popular MATE desktop environment for Linux is out. This release is all about GTK+ 3 improvements and fixes. Let's see what's new in MATE 1.16.

How to assign a hotkey to Thunar custom actions and menu items

How to assign a hotkey to Thunar custom actions and menu items

Thunar is a lightweight file manager app in the Linux desktop environment called XFCE. Having a minimalist look, it offers a wide range of powerful features for the user. In this article, we will see how to customize hotkeys for menu commands and custom actions in Thunar.

Linux Mint 18 KDE Edition final is available

Linux Mint 18 KDE Edition final is available

Linux Mint developers have released the final version of the KDE edition. KDE is yet another desktop environment supported by the project besides MATE, XFCE and Cinnamon. Let's see what is new in this release.

Best GTK themes in 2016 for Linux

Best GTK themes in 2016 for Linux

When you are using Linux, sometimes it is hard to find a great looking theme to make your desktop environment and apps look great. In this article, I would like to share my preferred GTK themes I collected during the time I work in Linux.

Linux Mint 18 XFCE final is available

Linux Mint 18 XFCE final is available

Linux Mint developers have released the final version of the XFCE edition. Xfce is my desktop environment of choice over MATE and Cinnamon. Let's see what is new in this release.

Deepin-lite icon set for Linux

Deepin-lite icon set for Linux

As Winaero readers might be knowing, I use Linux too besides Windows. I am always trying out new themes and icons for Linux. Recently I found a distro with a nice icon set called Deepin Linux. I am not a fan of the distro itself, but I like some parts of its appearance. Its folder icons look fresh and beautiful. Here is the icon set "Deepin-lite" that I made to use those folder icons in any GTK+ desktop environment.

Linux Mint 18 XFCE Beta is out

Linux Mint 18 XFCE Beta is out

A few days ago, the XFCE edition of the popular Linux Mint 18 distro became available to the public. Xfce is my desktop environment of choice over MATE and Cinnamon. Let's see what is new in this release.

Upgrade Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux 18

Upgrade Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux 18

As you might recollect, recently Linux Mint 18 left the beta stage and became available for everyone. It is now possible to upgrade the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.3 to version 18.

Run Chmod separately for files and directories

Run Chmod separately for files and directories

If you are a Linux user, you have probably heard about the console app chmod. It is a useful tool which allows changing file system permissions using a terminal session or a terminal emulator. When you run it, it changes the permissions that you specify on files and directories all at once. But you might need to change file permissions separately from directory permissions and vice versa. Here is how it can be done.

How to display clock with date in vertical XFCE panel

How to display clock with date in vertical XFCE panel

XFCE4 is my desktop environment of choice in every Linux distro I use these days. However my display resolution of 1366 x 768 on the laptop is quite low by today's standards, so I set the panel (the taskbar) to the left edge of the screen. I wanted to have a clock with date in my vertical panel. Although it looks impossible, I found out a workaround.