HOW TO: Apply Custom GTK Themes to Flatpaks

an easy and fast way to apply a custom GTK theme to your flatpaks

This is a short and sweet tutorial on how to apply custom GTK themes to your flatpaks.

By design flatpaks are limited in what they can access. However there’s an easy way to apply a custom theme to your flatpaks.

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Bottles Allows You to Easily Run Windows Software on Linux

Bottle a front end to WINE that makes it dead simple to run Windows apps on Linux.

Switching from Windows to Linux is easy. However, there are some apps that you simply need run Windows in order to use them. That shouldn’t hold you back. One option ( besides dual-booting ) would be to run a Windows virtual machine. Another option would be to run those apps in WINE – a Windows emulator ( which is ironic because WINE stands for Wine Is Not an Emulator ).

If you choose WINE, or you’re already using WINE, you should take a look at Bottles – a front end to WINE that makes it dead simple to run Windows apps on Linux.
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Solaar: A Linux Device Manager for Logitech Peripherals

Solaar Linux Logitech Device Manager.

Solaar is a Linux manager for many Logitech keyboards, mice, and trackpads that connect wirelessly to a USB Unifying, Bolt, Lightspeed, or Nano receiver, connect directly via a USB cable, or connect via Bluetooth.
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HOW TO: Install Windows 11 on VirtualBox or Virt-Manager

This is how simple it is to install Windows 11 in a virtual Machine using VirtualBox or Virt-Manager.

Testing different operating systems is fun. A virtual machine is the easiest and most convenient way to test a new OS’. However, when it comes to installing Windows 11 in a virtual machine using VirtualBox or Virt-Manager, there’s a couple of extra steps you’ll need to take in order to bypass the TPU, CPU and RAM requirements.
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HOW TO: Open Applications from “Anywhere” in macOS Monterey

Apple removed the option to allow apps downloaded from “Anywhere” to open. Luckily there’s a fix for that, even if you’re running a modern macOS like Big Sur or Monterey.

Back in 2017, with the release of macOS High Sierra, Apple introduced an annoying change to GateKeeper. They removed the option to allow apps downloaded from “Anywhere” to open. Luckily there’s a fix for that, even if you’re running a modern macOS like Big Sur or Monterey.
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Hidden Bar: A Free and Open Source Alternative to Bartender App for Mac

Hidden Bar is an ultra-light, free and open source macOS utility that helps hide menu bar icons. It replaces dozer as a Bartender app alternative

A few years ago we wrote about Dozer, a free and open source alternative to Bartender for macOS. Fantastic little app however, it doesen’t seem to be under active development anymore.

Enter Hidden Bar. An ultra-light, free and open source macOS utility that helps hide menu bar icons.
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WatchIt: A Decentralized Movie Streaming Platform

WatchIt is a free and open source app and a decentralized alternative to services such as Netflix.

WatchIt is a decentralized movie playback system. It is based on IPFS and OrbitDB and allows you to stream movies from the network you connect to.

It can be synchronized through different movie channels opening the possibility to many libraries with different content across the network. WatchIt comes with a simple and clean UI allows you to filter, search, play movies.

Let’s take a quick look at how to use WatchIt.
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alt-tab: Windows-Style App Switcher For macOS

alt-tab brings a Windows-style app switcher to macOS

Switching between opened apps on macOS (just like in, mostly, every other OS) is easy. cmd+tab allows you to do just that.

However, you’ll only be able to switch between opened apps and the application switcher only shows you the app icons.

alt-tab aims to change that bringing a Windows-style application switcher to macOS.
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Gyroflow: FOSS Solution to Apply Gimbal-Like Stabilization to Your Videos

Gyroflow can produce can produce gimbal-like stabilization with no or minimal weight penalty.

Gyroflow is a cross-platform, free and open source application that can stabilize your video by using motion data from a gyroscope and optionally an accelerometer.
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HOW TO: Install Homebrew on M1 Macs Running macOS Monterey

If you’re not using Homebrew on your Mac, you’re missing out. Learn how easy it is to install and use on your M1 Mac running macOS Monterey

Homebrew – the missing package manager for macOS. Probably the most popular package manager for macOS, Homebrew provides an easy way to install UNIX tools and binary apps.

Let’s take a look at how to install and use Homebrew on M1 Macs running macOS Monterey.
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HOW TO: Create Disposable VMs in VirtualBox, GNOME Boxes and KVM/QEMU/Virt-Manager

In this tutorial we’re going to take a look at how easy it is to create disposable VMs in VirtualBox, GNOME Boxes and KVM/QEMU/Virt-Manager.

In this tutorial we’re going to take a look at how easy it is to create disposable VMs in VirtualBox, GNOME Boxes and KVM/QEMU/Virt-Manager.
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Joplin Update Brings Custom Notebook Icons

Joplin was updated and brings custom notebook icons. Joplin is an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS

Joplin is an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS

The app just recieved an update today that comes with about 26 improvements and 25 bugs and security fixes included – on both desktop and mobile app.
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HOW TO: Use KVM/QEMU/Virt-Manager to Set Up Virtual Machines

Learn how to set up and use KVM/QEMU/Virt-Manager on your Linux machine as a superior alternative to other solutions like VirtualBox.

Creating virtual machines is fun. And there’s a lot of options to do it. Being VMWare, Parallels, VirtualBox or GNOME Boxes. Linux users also have the option of using KVM/QEMU/libvirt and a GUI client like Virt-Manager. We talked about KVM and QEMU before, when we went over how to install macOS on Linux.

So, today we’re taking a look at how to install and use KVM/QEMU/Virt-Manager to set up your virtual machines.
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HOW TO: Use GNOME Boxes to Set Up Virtual Machines

GNOME Boxes is definitely an alternative to VirtualBox for Linux users. In this tutorial we take a look at how to install and use GNOME Boxes

 

Virtual Machines ( VM ) are great. They allow you to emulate additional operating systems, each in their own individual window, on the same computer. For example, your can run a Linux instance in a VM on your Mac or Windows PC.

There’s plently of choices out there. Being VMWare, Parallels or VirtualBox.
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Junction: A Files and Links Application Chooser

Junction is a free and open source files and links application chooser. Set Junction as the default application for a resource and let it do the rest.

Most people probably have more than one browser installed on their computer(s). Or more than one app that can open ( to view or to view and edit ) image files. Maybe you’re clicking on a link inside a .pdf and it opens in your default browser just to realize you’d rather have it open in a secondary browser for whatever reason.

Of course you could copy the link ( either from the browsers address bar or right click on the link inside the pdf and copy it ) and then open the secondary browser and paste the link.

But wouldn’t it be nice if everytime you click on a link, a window would pop up allowing you to choose which browser you want to use to open the link?

This is exactly what Junction does. It’s a files and links application chooser. Basically, you only need to set Junction as the default application for a resource and it will pop up and offer multiple options to handle it.
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