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In Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome Shell, application indicator on top panel has wide spaces between icons. You can reduce the icon spacing via an extension called Unite.

Unite is a Gnome Shell extension which makes a few layout tweaks to the top panel and removes window decorations to make it look like Ubuntu Unity Shell. With the extension, your system tray area will look like:

To install the extension, do following steps one by one.

1.) Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

2.) Run command to install the extension required x11-utils library:

sudo apt install x11-utils

3.) Go to extensions.gnome.org/…/unite/, toggle on and install the extension.

If you don’t see the toggle icon, click link to install browser extension and refresh this web page

The extension by default reduces top bar item spacing. To tweak other panel appearance, open Gnome Tweaks (or Extensions tool), and go to unite settings.

gpaste for gnome

Gpaste is a clipboard manager allows you to keep a trace of what you’re copying and pasting. It is really useful when you go through tons of documentation and you want to keep around a bunch of functions you might want to use, for example. The clipboard manager will store a history of everything you do, so that you can get back to older copies you now want to paste.

Gpaste 3.2.2 and the couple of following ones (3.3 and maybe 3.4) are the last releases supporting GNOME <3.10. Gpaste 3.3 will add an Ubuntu Unity applet.

What’s New in Gpaste 3.2.2:

  • “Paste and Pop” is now only “Pop”
  • Fix SEGV at startup
  • Fix SEGV when deleting last item of history
gpaste extension in Ubuntu 13.10 gnome shell

gpaste extension in Ubuntu 13.10 gnome shell

Install Gpaste entension for Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 uses GNOME 3.8, so your can run commands below one by one in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to install paste 3.2.2:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/gnome3

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-gpaste

Then log out and back in. Enable this extension in Gnome Tweak Tool:

enable gpaste in gnome shell

enable gpaste in gnome shell

gThumb 3.2.3

The Gnome Desktop image viewer gThumb 3.2.3 has been released for months. It brings Flickr access via Facebook / Google accounts as well as other bug fixes.

This release was built on dhor’s PPA a couple hours ago, so you can easily upgrade gThumb 3.2.3 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint.

What’s New in gThumb 3.2.3:

  • Flickr: allow to use a facebook or google account. (#703534)
  • Thumbnail list: images drawn with wrong offset. (#702538)
  • Fixed the video player stopping after saving a screenshot.
  • Fixed saving of TGA images.
  • Fixed the size of the toolbar in fullscreen mode.
  • Show the cursor again after stopping the slideshow.
  • Web services: do not delete the previous account when creating a new one.
  • translations update: Russian

Upgrade gThumb 3.2.3

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gthumb

gThumb 3.2.3 ubuntu

Once installed, you may want to remove this PPA because it’s ‘highly explosive’:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:dhor/myway