Kid3 audio tag editor 3.8.0 was released today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and derivatives.

According to the changelog, Kid3 3.8.0 features:

  • kid3-cli: Support JSON output.
  • Format codes %{modificationdate} and %{creationdate}.
  • Support ID3v2 GRP1 frame introduced with iTunes 12.5.4.
  • Import from Tags function which operates on selected files.
  • Explicit frame names can be used by prepending a ‘!’ character.
  • Adapt unified frame type mapping for better iTunes compatibility.
  • Support multiple covers in M4A files.
  • kid3-cli: Remove dependencies to GUI libraries.
  • Android: Show info how to write to SD card.
  • Android: Support Qt 5.12.

Kid3 Audio Tagger

How to install Kid3 3.8.0 in Ubuntu 16.04/18.04:

The official Kid3 PPA has made the new release packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and derivatives.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, do following steps one by one.

1. Copy and paste following command in terminal and hit run to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then you can upgrade Kid3 from a previous version via Software Updater:

upgrade kid3 via software updater

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade to the latest tag editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install kid3-qt

For KUbuntu user, replace kid3-qt with kid3 in the last command for KDE integration.

Uninstall

To remove the PPA repository, either open Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ufleisch/kid3

To remove the audio tag editor, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove kid3 kid3-*

gnome shell

Feel that Gnome desktop ‘Alt+Tab’ popup is slow? There’s by default 0.15 second popup delay when you pressing Alt+Tab on keyboard.

It’s nothing serious for some people including me. But if you want to remove the delay to speed up task switcher popup, it can be done easily via gnome shell extension.

Open Ubuntu Software, search for remove alt tab popup and install the extension.

It takes effect immediately after you installed the extension. And as noted it effects all kinds of pop-ups.

To manage the Gnome Shell extension, install and open Gnome Tweaks, then go to Extensions tab.

Translatium is an open-source translation application that translate words, phrases, and text between over 90 languages.

Translatium works in Linux, mac OS, and Windows. And features:

  • auto detect language.
  • Listen to translations using text-to-speech.
  • Take a picture to translate.
  • History support.
  • Personalize your experience with beautiful themes and colors.

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, Translatium snap package can be easily installed from Ubuntu Software utility:

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and first install snapd by running command:

sudo apt-get install snapd

Then install the tool via command:

sudo snap install translatium

(Optional) To remove translatium, either use Ubuntu Software or run command:

sudo snap remove translatium

Vivaldi web browser 2.7 was released today. The new version features better sound controls, smoother navigation and overall improvements.

Vivaldi 2.7 release highlights:

  • Add ‘Mute Tab’ option.
  • Add “Mute other Tabs” option in any background tab right-click menu.
  • Ability to create a desktop shortcut to access User Profiles quicker
  • Add a new option for the Flash player plugin (Settings > Webpages > Plugins)
  • Informative Status Bar at the bottom of the window.
  • Improved stability for mac OS.
  • And various other changes.

How to Install Vivaldi 2.7 in Ubuntu:

The official Ubuntu .DEB packages are available for download at the link below:

Download Vivaldi (DEB)

Grab the deb matches your OS, then install it via Ubuntu Software or Gdebi package manager. Or run command in terminal:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/vivaldi-stable_2.7*.deb

Vivaldi also has apt repository, with it you can install the browser and get future updates through Software Updater utility.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for terminal from application menu. When it opens, run following commands one by one:

1. Download and install the repository keyring:

wget -qO- https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

Typer user password when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Add Vivaldi repository via command:

sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/deb/ stable main'

3. Finally check updates and install the web browser via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install vivaldi-stable

Or upgrade from an old version via Software Updater utility.

(Optional): To remove Vivaldi apt repository from you system, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

opera web browser

Opera web browser 63 was released a day ago with improved private browsing mode.

Opera 63 release highlights:

  • Improved private browsing mode (also known as incognito mode)
  • Use Bookmarks Bar as default location for saving bookmarks
  • Add “Speed Dial Filtering” feature for Windows.
  • Add improvements to the Snapshot tool: ‘Save page as pdf’ and ‘Copy and close’ options
  • The Bookmarks Bar is now hidden once the last bookmark is removed
  • Remove the double “New window” button when right-clicking on the Launcher bar
  • Updated Chromium version, and various other changes.

How to Install Opera 63 in Ubuntu:

The Opera team offers snap package (runs in sandbox), which is always up-to-date (auto-updates itself). You can simply install it in Ubuntu Software:

Also native .deb package for Ubuntu is available for downloading at the link below:

Download Opera for Linux

To receive future updates through Software Updater, add the official Opera apt repository via following steps:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the opera repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'

2. Get the key:

wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

Finally either install Opera via following command or upgrade the browser via Software Updater:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install opera-stable

Uninstall:

For the Opera snap package, simply remove it from Ubuntu Software.

For the Opera apt repository, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove traditional opera package, either use your system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove opera-stable