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Bringing applet icons/system tray back in GNOME 3.26

The newest version of GNOME just landed! With 3.26 we get a lot of new cool features, but we lose one feature that is of great importance to many: the system tray icons. Here’s how to get them back! If you want to know more about this new release, check out this awesome post by OMGUbuntu The best solution to this day was using the Topicons Plus extension, but in my experience it doesn’t work at all on 3. ...

#linux #theme #desktop #gnome #customization #ubuntu #unity

United-GNOME: an unexpectedly cool GTK theme

Earlier this year, when Canonical decided to drop Ubuntu Phone along with Unity 8, the community tried to keep both alive in many different ways, either forking and trying to continue the development, or trying to find a way to replicate the same user experience in another desktop environment. One of the many results of this effort is United-GNOME, a GTK theme inspired by the looks of Unity 8. I have to say that I’m really happy to see another well made GTK theme in the wild. ...

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Rediscovering conky in 2017

Conky, the popular system monitor/widget for Linux, has been around forever, but recently I’ve had the pleasure of rediscovering it. Let’s see how conky is doing in 2017. So, one of the reasons I got back to conky is that I needed a simple and low profile way to monitor the temperatures of my newly acquired i7-6700K CPU. In fact I am pretty new to the world of overclocking and I want to make sure that my CPU runs nice and cool at all times. ...