Category Archives: Linux

Change Firefox Home Page in Ubuntu Mate

Change Firefox Home Page in Ubuntu Mate

As you may already know, Ubuntu 17.10 got released along with its various spins. This is a very significant release of the OS with many changes. The main release ditched Unity for Gnome. Most of its exclusive software and patches were excluded from the distro. If you have installed the Ubuntu MATE spin, you might be surprised that you cannot change the home page in Firefox. Here is a workaround.

How to Disable Column Auto Resize in Thunar

How to Disable Column Auto Resize in Thunar

Thunar is the default file manager app of the XFCE Linux desktop environment. In this article, we will see how to disable column auto resizing in Detailed List view of Thunar.

Linux Mint 18.3 code name is Sylvia

Linux Mint 18.3 code name is Sylvia

Today, the code name for the next, upcoming Linux Mint version was announced by its developers. They also shared a brief change log which highlights some interesting changes Linux Mint will receive this winter.

How to Find Files in Linux Terminal

How to Find Files in Linux Terminal

Linux, regardless of the distro you use, comes with a number of GUI tools which allow searching for files. Many modern file managers support file searching right in the file list. However, there are a number of situations when you need to use the console, for example, during an SSH session or when the X server doesn't start. Here is how you can find files quickly using the terminal.

Cinnamon is getting progress bar in the taskbar

Cinnamon is getting progress bar in the taskbar

As you may already know, in Microsoft Windows starting with Windows 7, apps are able to draw a progress bar right in their app's taskbar button. It is useful when you are copying some files, downloading something or installing some huge app which takes time. Essentially, any task which shows a progress bar benefits from the taskbar indicating this. Here's good news for Linux Cinnamon users: the same feature is coming to Cinnamon.

Find Files Containing Specific Text in Linux

Find Files Containing Specific Text in Linux

Linux, regardless of the distro you use, comes with a number of GUI tools which allow searching for files. Many modern file managers support file searching right in the file list. However, most of them do not allow you to search inside a file's contents. Here are two methods you can use to search for file contents in 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.