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Komorebi is a Linux wallpaper manager that provides fully customizable backgrounds, e,g., show date and time on desktop.

Wallpapers included by default range from animated ones, still, and gradients! See screenshots below.

A settings dialog is available to launch by right-clicking on desktop and choose what to display.

Wallpapers are located in /System/Resources/Komorebi/, you can create your own wallpapers easily by following this tutorial.

Starting by opening terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run command to open the wallpaper folder:

gksudo nautilus /System/Resources/Komorebi/

Install Komorebi:

Download the .deb package from the link below, then click install via Ubuntu Software or Gdebi:

Komorebi Release Page

(Optional) To uninstall Komorebi, either use you system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove komorebi

In addition, the software so far is in beta stage. I’ve tested on Ubuntu 16.04. The configuration dialog works on launch, but changing wallpaper sometimes not work a few minutes later.

ubuntu cleaner

Ubuntu Cleaner is an open-source tool makes it easy to clean up your Ubuntu system. It’s a Ubuntu Tweak fork for the Computer Janitor feature.

The tool offers a similar interface to Ubuntu Tweak, allows to clean up:

  • App (browser) caches.
  • Thumbnail cache.
  • Old kernels.
  • Apt cache
  • Package configs and unneeded packages

Ubuntu Cleaner

How to Install Ubuntu Cleaner in Ubuntu:

The developer offers .deb packages in a PPA repository, available for download at the link below:

Download Ubuntu Cleaner (.deb)

Download the latest package and click install via Ubuntu Software.

For those want to add the PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 and 14.04, run the commands below one by one in terminal (Ctr+Alt+T):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gerardpuig/ppa

sudo apt update

sudo apt install ubuntu-cleaner

Uninstall:

To remove Ubuntu Cleaner, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove ubuntu-cleaner && sudo apt autoremove

The PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

EME markdown editor

EME is an open-source markdown editor developed with Node.js and Electron framework. Works on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

The editor provides a simple user interface with editor only, preview only, or both editor and preview mode as you wish. A Focus Mode allows to focus right on the paragraph you are writing. Vim Mode offers the powerful vim key bindings support for the editor.

EME Markdown Editor with Numix GTK theme

EME Markdown Editor with Numix GTK theme

Other Features:

  • Export to HTML/PDF
  • Supporting math typesetting
  • Developer Tools, and Chrome based.
  • Key bindings support

As a one month old project, request new features and report bugs at its project page.

Download EME Markdown Editor:

Pre-compiled 64-bit DEB binary for Ubuntu is available for download at the link below:

Download EME_xxx_amd64.deb

Grab the latest .deb package and then click install it via Ubuntu Software. Finally launch the markdown editor from Unity Dash / App Launcher and enjoy!

(Optional) To remove the editor, use Synaptic Package Manager, or run apt remove command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo apt remove eme

Gradio

There are a few applications available for listening internet radio stations in Ubuntu Desktop. Gradio is new one that allows users to find radio stations by typing a keyword in the search box, and then listen to one internet radio by clicking on it.

The simple tool requires GTK3 >= 3.18, so it works on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and their derivatives, e.g., Linux Mint 18 and Elementary OS 0.4 Loki.

Gradio Internet Radio App

How to install Gradio in Ubuntu 16.04:

The pre-compiled binary packages are available for download at the link below:

Download Gradio (.deb)

Choose amd64.deb for 64-bit system and i386.deb for 32-bit system, and then click install the package via Ubuntu Software.

For those who want to add the PPA and receive future updates via Software Updater, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run commands to add the PPA repository (so far supports for Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haecker-felix/gradio-daily

sudo apt update

sudo apt install gradio

(Optional) To remove the software, simply run apt command with remove flag:

sudo apt remove gradio

And the PPA can be remove by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.

Battery Monitor

Battery Monitor is a simple tool written in Python3 and PyGTK3. It notifies battery status of charging, discharging, fully charged through desktop notifications. When the battery is below 10%, it plays a sound and pops up a notification bubble.

No command typing on terminal, no extra indicator, the tool just pop notifications when the battery status changes.

Battery charging battery discharging
battery is fully charged battery low

How to Install Battery Monitor in Ubuntu:

1. Use PPA.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the commands below one by one to install it from the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maateen/battery-monitor

sudo apt update

sudo apt install battery-monitor

So far, Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 are supported.

2. For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb installer from the release page.

Once installed, launch the tool via command battery-monitor for the first time. Or just restart, it will start in background automatically at login.

NOTE: The software is in very earlier stage, it may have bugs. Report issues and ask requests at https://github.com/maateen/battery-monitor/issues

To uninstall it, just run command:

sudo apt remove battery-monitor

And remove the PPA if added via Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.