This article explains how to install a Chromium development build which includes a patch that enables VA-API on Linux, bringing support for GPU accelerated video decoding, which should significantly decrease the CPU usage when watching HD videos online.
autoplank is a small tool written in Go which adds multi-monitor support to Plank dock without having to create multiple docks. When you move your mouse cursor to the bottom of a monitor, autoplank detect your mouse movement using xdotool and it automatically moves Plank to that monitor.
Beginning November 7, 2018, Dropbox will only support the Ext4 filesystem on Linux. The news, coming from the Dropbox forums, mentions that the only supported filesystems will be Ext4 for Linux, NTFS for Windows, and HFS+ or APFS for Mac.
Ubuntu Dock - the bar on the left-hand side of the screen which is used to display running applications icons and access installed applications - can't be disabled using Gnome Tweaks (disabling it does nothing), but there are a few ways you can get rid of it if you need this. This article list 4 ways you can remove or disable Ubuntu Dock, as well as the drawbacks (if any) of each option, and how to undo the changes for each option. The article also includes alternative ways to access the Activities Overview / list of installed applications without Ubuntu Dock.
The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 6.1 today, a release which includes a new icon theme called Colibre, native Gtk3 dialogs (if the Gtk3 backend is used), faster image handling, improved EPUB export, and more.
AutomaThemely is a Python application that automatically changes Gnome themes according to light and dark hours, useful if you want to use a dark Gtk theme at night and a light Gtk theme during the day.
After more than one year since the previous major stable release (52.0), Mozilla Thunderbird 60.0 was released with some important changes, including a new Firefox-like "Photon" look, new logo, and attachment management improvements, among others.
GPaste, with its native Gnome Shell extension, makes the perfect addition for those looking for a Gnome clipboard manager. Using GPaste in Gnome, you get a configurable, searchable clipboard history, available with a click on the top panel. GPaste remembers not only the text you copy, but also file paths and images.
s-tui is a terminal user interface for monitoring the CPU frequency, utilization, temperature and power. Besides monitoring your CPU using colored graphs, the TUI (terminal user interface) application can also stress test your CPU using stress or stress-ng.
Grive2, a command line Google Drive client for Linux which supports partial sync, is quite popular among Linux users, but many probably don't know that the tool includes a built-in solution for automatic synchronization of Google Drive files with a local folder.
YouTube Search Provider is a new extension for Gnome Shell which can be used to search for YouTube videos directly from the Gnome Shell Activities and play them using a desktop video player, like VLC.
Cubic, or Custom Ubuntu ISO Creator, is a GUI that can be used to create a custom bootable Ubuntu Live CD (ISO). While the application is targeted at Ubuntu, it also works on Linux Mint / is able to create a custom Linux Mint ISO. This article includes step by step instructions for how to create your custom Ubuntu or Linux Mint ISO using Cubic.
Lubuntu is no longer a low system requirements Linux distribution for older computers.
If you're looking for a quick way to download subtitles from OpenSubtitles.org from your Linux desktop or server, give OpenSubtitlesDownload.py a try. This neat Python tool can be used as a Nautilus, Nemo or Caja script, or from the command line.
Microsoft OneDrive doesn't have an official client application for Linux, but you can access your OneDrive files from a file manager on Linux thanks to a third-party tool called Rclone. This article explains how to mount OneDrive in Linux using Rclone.
MusicBrainz Picard version 2.0 was released after more than 6 years since the previous major release. The new version was ported to Python 3 and PyQt5 and includes Retina and HiDPI support, improved UI and performance, as well as numerous bug fixes.
bash-complete-partial-path enhances the path completion in Bash (on Linux, macOS with gnu-sed, and Windows with MSYS) by adding incomplete path expansion, similar to Zsh. This is useful if you want this time-saving feature in Bash, without having to switch to Zsh.
EncryptPad is a simple, free and open source text editor that encrypts saved text files and allows protecting them with passwords, key files, or both. It's available on Windows, macOS, and Linux. The application comes with a GUI as well as a command line interface, and it also offers a tool for encrypting and decrypting binary files.
REAPER, a popular music production tool, added experimental native Linux builds to its download page with the latest 5.93 release.
Groot is a helper tool which simplifies the chroot operation. It is based on the arch-chroot script available for Arch Linux, and it can be used on any Linux distribution.