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Unity is the default desktop environment since Ubuntu 11.04 Natty.

Here are some beautiful images from the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr Wallpaper Contest.

The atareao team has built these images into the PPA. You can download the .tar.gz package and get all the pictures in its data folder, or install the .deb which will save all the wallpapers into /usr/share/backgrounds/, the default location for Ubuntu Wallpapers.

Below are a few of them:

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ubuntu1404wallpaper7 12597583213_24eb9628f0_o
12518898083_afcb22ecca_o 9767374484_621b41ce40_o
12581396003_021f9daf43_o 12495476114_ab5b659479_o

To download these images, go to the link below and scroll down and click the line that says “trusty-tahr-wallpaper-contest – 0.0.1-0extras14.04.0“.

Download Ubuntu 14.04 Wallaper Contest

Numix is a modern flat theme with a combination of light and dark elements. It supports Gnome, Unity, XFCE and Openbox.

This simple tutorials shows how to install Numix GTK as well as Numix icons on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint.

First take a look at screenshots:

numix gtk Ubuntu 13.10 Unity

numix gtk Ubuntu 13.10 Unity

numix icons ubuntu 13.10 unity

numix gtk & icons linux mint

numix gtk & icons linux mint

numix icons & gtk xfce4

numix icons & gtk xfce4

numix gtk & icons gnome shell

numix gtk & icons gnome shell

numix gtk & icons gnome shell

numix gtk & icons gnome shell

Install Numix GTK & Icons via PPA:

Numix project gets a launchpad PPA to make it easy to install Numix GTK, icons, wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme numix-wallpaper-saucy

Once installed, use Gnome Tweak Tool, Unity Tweak Tool or other system tools to apply Numix theme and icons.

disable overlay scrollbar ubuntu 13.10

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to disable overlay scrollbars and switch back to old fat regular scrollbars in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

Since Ubuntu 13.04, there’s an option in Dconf Editor allows to switch on / off this feature. Follow steps show you how:

1. Open Ubuntu Software Center. Search for and install dconf Editor.

2. Open dconf Editor, navigate to com/canonical/desktop/interface. Change the scollbar-mode to normal

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If you’re familiar with command line, just run one command in terminal:

gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal

That’s it. Enjoy!

Ubuntu boot Nvidia logoAfter properly installed Nvidia drives in Ubuntu, you may get the Nvidia Logo while booting up your machine. If you find it’s annoying to have this screen, this tutorial will show you how to easily disable it by two ways.

One command to disable Nvidia logo

The easiest way to do this is running below command in terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo nvidia-xconfig --no-logo

After that, you won’t see the logo in bootup any longer.

The other way is to manually edit the Nvidia config file. Edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf by running below command:

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

add Option “NoLogo” to Section “Device”, make it look like this:

Section “Device”
Identifier “Device0”
Driver “nvidia”
Option “NoLogo”
VendorName “NVIDIA Corporation”
BoardName “GeForce 9600 GT”

After that, save the file and reboot.

Want to display KDE style folder view widget on your desktop? Well, here I’ll show you how to do it in Ubuntu Unity and Linux Mint Cinnamon.

FolderView screenlet in Ubuntu

The FolderView screenlet displays your favorite folder items on your desktop and allows to single click to open files or folders with default program.

To install FolderView in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Linux Mint and Elementary OS Luna, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run command to download the DEB (copy code via Ctrl+C, paste in terminal via Ctrl+Shift+V):


Then install the screenlet as well as screenlets manager indicator via below commands:

sudo dpkg -i folderview-screenlet_0.9.91*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

FolderView screenlet unity

Open FolderView screenlet from Unity Dash. Right-click to get the menu, navigate to Properties -> Options -> Folder and set Folder path to Other and choose your favorite to display on desktop.