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Papirus Icon Theme ‘Discontinues’ Ubuntu PPA (Updated)

paperYikes, our favourite Linux icon theme Papirius plans to  ‘discontinue’ its PPA. The PPA makes it easy to install the icon set (including its many different versions) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. But the installation method is being retired. The good news is that while the PPA is going away the icon set itself isn’t. Instead of a PPA, the icon […]

This post, Papirus Icon Theme ‘Discontinues’ Ubuntu PPA (Updated), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

3 Awesome Themes For Plank, The Linux Dock App

plank desktop dockPlenty of people use the desktop dock Plank on their Linux desktop — and for good reason. Plank is a nimble, customisable desktop dock for Linux desktops. It supports Unity quick lists, app badging (aka ‘unread counts’), and hover effects;  it supports a small set of of “dockets”, and lets you easily pin and rearrange dock items without needing […]

This post, 3 Awesome Themes For Plank, The Linux Dock App, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Run Widgets on Your Ubuntu Desktop with Plexydesk

If I asked you about Plexydesk you’d probably look at be blankly. I last mentioned the promising widget-toting project five years ago today. Curious as to what became of it I went on a Google today. It only took a few characters strokes to discover that the project is still very much alive. In fact, it’s looking better […]

This post, Run Widgets on Your Ubuntu Desktop with Plexydesk, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Simple Script Instantly Improves the Look of Unity Desktop

unity launcher background tilesYou can make the Unity Launcher looks far nicer if you ditch the glossy square tile that traps each and every app that appears on the launcher. There are several ways to do this. The easiest/most common method is to switch to a GTK+ theme that has replacement Unity Launcher assets. Numix and Arc are two popular Linux themes that do. But what […]

This post, This Simple Script Instantly Improves the Look of Unity Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Give VLC A Dramatic New Look With These Dark Skins (Including Arc)

vlc skins thumbnailVLC is often described as being the most versatile media player — and that doesn’t solely apply to irs ability to play almost any file format you can chuck at it! The default look of VLC on Ubuntu is okay. But only okay. As an older Qt app it inherits some accents of whatever GTK theme […]

This post, Give VLC A Dramatic New Look With These Dark Skins (Including Arc), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Adobe Style Icons For 10 Open-Source Creative Apps

adobe icons for linux appsBack in April I spotlighted a pair of Adobe style icons for GIMP and Inkscape  — and a bunch of you really liked them. Well, hold on to your wobbly bits because the maker of those icons is back, and the icon pack has expanded to cover 10 of the most popular open-source creative apps: GIMP Inkscape Krita Darktable Ardour Audacity OpenShot […]

This post, Adobe Style Icons For 10 Open-Source Creative Apps, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.