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How to use your smartphone as a touchpad for Linux

Are you using a Linux PC without a mouse? Do you need an emergency touchpad? Check out the Remote Touchpad app. Once installed, you can connect to it via your smartphone and the phone’s touchscreen as a touchpad for your Linux PC. Note: Remote Touchpad does not need a mobile …

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How to install Peppermint OS

Peppermint OS is an offshoot of Ubuntu Linux, with a heavy focus on a lightweight, useable desktop environment, and ease of use that Ubuntu does not deliver. If you’ve tried out Ubuntu and found it too difficult but still want to try out Linux, follow along with this tutorial as …

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How to record Discord voice calls on Linux

Discord is one of the most popular VOIP/Video communication applications in 2019. Ever since the app was made available on Linux, support for the Linux platform has gotten better. However, there’s still no built-in way to save calls in the Linux app. Instead, if you’d like to save your Discord …

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How to edit program shortcuts in Gnome Shell

Do you have a program shortcut you’d like to change on the Gnome Shell desktop? If so, follow along with this guide to learn how you can edit program shortcuts in Gnome Shell! Method 1: Alacarte menu editor Gnome Shell, unlike KDE Plasma 5, does not have a built-in program …

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How to check the weather in Gnome Shell

In recent updates to Gnome Shell, they’ve added a built-in weather tracker, known as Gnome Weather. This tracker allows users to quickly check the temperature and weather conditions directly from the notification center or the useful Gnome Weather program. This new tracker needs to access your location to display weather …

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How to install OpenOffice on Linux

Not a fan of Libre Office on Linux? Are you looking to install Apache OpenOffice on your system instead? Follow along with this guide as we go over how to install OpenOffice on Linux. We’ve got detailed instructions for Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, and OpenSUSE! Ubuntu/Debian instructions Apache’s Open …

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How to install MicroPad on Linux

Micropad is a powerful note-taking program for Linux, Mac, and Windows. The developers of the program claim it allows users to “take notes without restrictions.” If you’re in the market for a new note app for Linux, follow along below and learn how to install MicroPad on Linux! Ubuntu/Debian instructions …

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How to play Fallout 4 on Linux

Fallout 4 is the 4th installment in Bethesda Game’s popular post-apocalyptic role-playing game. In the game, you are the “sole survivor” and must travel the Boston nuclear wasteland to track down your lost son Sean. Like all Bethesda games, the developer does not port games to the Linux platform. However, thanks …

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How to install OSMC on Raspberry Pi

OSMC is a media player operating system based on the Kodi media center. Its purpose is to make an easy to use, easy to understand entertainment interface for watching TV, Movies, and other types of media. Currently, OSMC is supported on Raspberry Pi, PC, and other types of hardware. In …

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How to hide apps from the system tray in XFCE4

These days, many applications use the system tray. It’s understandable why so many do, as it’s quite handy to be able to let a Linux application run in the background from the panel. With that said, app icons on the system tray can add up and take up a lot …

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