Queue music into Rhythmbox from Nautilus

Nautilus is one versatile file manager. The ability to add actions (with the help of Nautilus Actions) makes Nautils' ability seemingly endless. I have covered adding actions to Nautilus before (see my […]

Tweak Nautilus to better suit your needs

If there's one thing that Linux has it's flexibility. And this is true from the top down; from the desktop environment all the way down to the kernel. One area that offers […]

Have a sleek, simpler Nautilus

File managers can get a bit over-crowded in their layout and in their use of space. Although I am a big Nautilus, I am a bigger fan of efficient, clean workspaces. To […]

Easy pastebin uploads with Nautilus-pastebin

If you're like me, you do a lot of uploading to pastebin services. Although the task isn't terribly difficult, sometimes you're in a hurry and you just wish there was a much […]

Add actions to extend Nautilus functionality

GNOME's file manager, Nautilus, (as you would expect) is much more than just a plain file manager. There are so many configuration options and ways to extend the default GNOME file manager. […]

Get to Know Linux: The Nautilus File Manager

If you are new to Linux than most likely you are going to have to get to know a new file manager. Coming from Windows you will have known the Explorer file […]

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Ubuntu 23.04 Beta is now available: here is what is new

Canonical has released Ubuntu 23.04 Beta today. It is available in the usual flavors, including Ubuntu Desktop and Server, Kubuntu, MATE, Studio, Unity, and the recently promoted Ubuntu Cinnamon. Ubuntu 23.04 is […]

Linux distribution Ubuntu 22.10 is now available

Canonical released a new version of its Linux distribution Ubuntu today. Ubuntu 22.10, codename Kinetic Kudu, is a short term support release that will be supported until July 2023. Ubuntu users who […]

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A look at Elementary OS 0.4.1 – Loki

So, I’ve taken a look at a number of distributions so far, like Linux Mint, Manjaro and KDE Neon, but I figured I should show another distribution that I’d highly recommend for […]

A Look at Desktop Environments: GNOME

Back in the day, what we now know as MATE was initially the GNOME 2.x desktop environment in all it’s glory. Nowadays, GNOMEis an entirely different animal, and one worth exploring for […]

Adding folder sharing in Bodhi Linux

If you are a fan of modern Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, that offer incredibly simple ways to share folders with workgroup computers, you will be happy to know the same feature […]

The latest Ubuntu Unity: Good or bad?

It's almost here. Ubuntu 11.04 will be arriving in less than two months and when it does, there will be reactions. Big reactions. Some of those reactions will not be so great. […]

Create and join VPN networks on your Linux machine with Hamachi

If you are looking for a VPN solution for your Linux machine or network you have more than likely examined such solutions as OpenVPN. Many of the Linux VPN solutions require complex, […]

Upload pictures to Facebook with a simple right click

Are you a Facebook junkie? Do you find yourself constantly posting status updates? And...more important...do you constantly  upload photos of yourself, your friends, your animals, and your computers to your facebook account? […]

Setup Ubuntu to browse Windows network by hostname

By default, a Ubuntu desktop with Samba installed will be a member of the Windows workgroup named WORKGROUP. Because that machine is a member of WORKGROUP, you would think you could browse […]

Easily connect Linux to a Windows Domain

The task of joining Linux to a Windows domain can be a challenge. I have covered it before here (see my article "Join a Ubuntu machine to a Windows domain"), but many […]

Add a quick-access shortcuts to the GNOME right-click menu

I use the terminal A LOT. Why? Because I'm an old-school Linux user. Because of this I like to have multiple ways to quickly access my terminal. In my never-ending search for […]

Use Gloobus Preview to preview your files

There are many ways to preview your files in Linux. Most often there is a single application used to preview a different file type. You have the Eye of GNOME for images, […]

A walk around the GNOME desktop

Recently I had a reader request a bit of a "how to" on the GNOME desktop. After giving it some thought, and at first wondering why anyone would need a walk around […]

Extend Thunar's "Send To" menu and media tags

In my recent exploration of various file managers I realized that my favorite of the lot hadn't received the attention it deserves. Here on Ghacks I have shown you how to do […]

emelFM2: Another fast file manager

Today I'm going to take a look at another lightweight Linux (and UNIX-like) file manager (and this time I WON'T get the name wrong) called emelFM2. This particular file manager will pull […]

PCMan File Manager: Another light weight file manager

In the seemingly never-ending quest to find the perfect, light weight graphical file manager, I have gone through just about every one I can find. So far my favorite has been Thunar […]

Even more GNOME keyboard shortcuts

Well all strive to make our desktop as efficient as possible. Whether you're a coder who wants nothing more than to never remove your fingers from the keyboard, or if you're a […]

Installing applications in Linux with a double click

For many, the biggest barrier to adopting Linux is the challenge of having to use the command line for too many tasks. One of these tasks, it is though, is the installation […]

Password protect files and folders in Linux

Security sometimes equates to sanity. You have to keep sensitive information from prying eyes for various reasons. You might have a folder that needs to be given access only to certain people […]

Get rid of GNOME keyring password reminder

Are you tired of that pesky GNOME keyring reminder popping up everywhere you go? You know what it does right? The GNOME keyring manager manages passwords for things like ftp connections, email […]

Some cool Linux tips/tricks

It's Friday and that means we're all ready for the weekend. But that also means we're ready for some fun. Because of that I thought it would be fitting to do an […]

Easy flickr uploads with Postr

For those that use Flckr, it's always easiest when you have a simple tool that allows quick and painless file uploading. Although logging onto the web site and using the built-in Flickr […]

Managing wallpaper in GNOME

There have been numerous articles on Ghacks covering the topic of Wallpaper. So I thought I would chime in with a short series on the subject. A lot of users think focusing […]

Q7z: Front end for Linux 7-Zip

Compression is compression is compression. Right? Wrong. There are some compression utilities that eek out every drop of space possible. On the Linux operating system the standard is gzip or bunzip2. But […]

Tweak your Ubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak

In a recent article ("Greenie Linux: A distribution for all users") I mentioned a tool (used in Greenie Linux) called Ubuntu Tweak. This tool allows the user to make certain tweaks to […]

Easy folder sharing in GNOME

Recently I covered folder sharing in KDE 4.4 (Read my article "Easy folder sharing in KDE 4.4"). I thought I should offer the same article for the GNOME desktop. Although the tasks […]

Fast access to templates in GNOME

Right-click on your GNOME desktop and take a look at what is inside the Create Document menu. More than likely nothing. Why is that? This menu, as well as the Nautilus File […]

Get to know Linux: File compression

How many times have you come across a .tar, .tgz, or .bz2 file in Linux and had no idea what to do with it? Or what it was? Most users of computers […]

Get to know Linux: File permissions

Have you ever attempted to do something with a file on a Linux machine and been given the error "permission denied"? For some people this isn't a problem, either su to the […]

Multiple wallpapers in Compiz

Used to be, with GNOME it was simple to have multiple wallpapers configured so that each desktop would have its own wallpaper. But then Compiz came along and monkeyed with that option. […]

Change your Ubuntu splash screen background

There have been a lot of users complaining about the new Ubuntu 9.10 splash screen. First users are complaining that cosmetically it looks unprofessional and tacky. Second, there is no obvious way […]

Open source predictions for 2010

Is it really almost 2010? The first decade of 2k is nearly at an end, a decade that has been quite prosperous for the Linux operating system. A decade that saw the […]

Simple Linux disk burning with Brasero

  If you have used a modern Linux system then you know how easy the task of burning CDs has become. I have covered the K3B tool as well as burning CDs […]

Connect to your Samba server from Linux

I have written a few articles on Samba here on Ghacks. And most people know how to connect to Samba shares via Windows. Generally speaking (when all is set up correctly) it's […]