Enable Ubuntu 16.04 Unity Style Login Screen in Ubuntu 20.04 & Higher

Missing the old Ubuntu Unity style login screen? It’s easy to get it back in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04 and higher. LightDM, stands for Light Display Manager, is a free open-source project by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. Ubuntu up to version 16.04 LTS uses it as the default display manager. And it’s present in… Continue reading Enable Ubuntu 16.04 Unity Style Login Screen in Ubuntu 20.04 & Higher

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Ubuntu 21.10 Finally Removed “Standard” Theme-box, Only Light & Dark Mode Now

Last updated on August 7th, 2021 Ubuntu 21.10 daily build got an update for its gnome-control-center package(System Settings) recently. The ‘Standard’ mode is finally removed from the Appearance settings. The Yaru theme developer team submitted the request to remove the ‘Standard’ theme when in June, since both GTK3 and GTK4 do NOT support having different… Continue reading Ubuntu 21.10 Finally Removed “Standard” Theme-box, Only Light & Dark Mode Now

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How to Create Restricted Guest Account in Ubuntu 20.04 / 21.10 GDM

Want to enable Guest account in Ubuntu? Without switching to another display manager, you can add Guest in Gnome login screen for people to use your computer while NOT being able to install/remove app, change system wide settings, and access files outside its own directory. Guest is available by default in Ubuntu 16.04 Unity desktop.… Continue reading How to Create Restricted Guest Account in Ubuntu 20.04 / 21.10 GDM

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How to Restore Vertical Workspaces in Activities Overview in Ubuntu 21.10 Gnome 40

For those prefer Gnome 3 style Activities overview, here’s how to bring back the vertical workspace thumbnails in Ubuntu 21.10. Ubuntu 21.10 defaults to Gnome 40 and brings new design of the Activities overview screen. It now has large and horizontal workspaces locates across the center of screen. Along with thumbnails in the top, you… Continue reading How to Restore Vertical Workspaces in Activities Overview in Ubuntu 21.10 Gnome 40

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No ‘Activities’ Overview, Log in to Blank Desktop on Ubuntu 21.10 Gnome 40

Gnome 40 automatically logs into ‘Activities’ overview screen instead of a blank desktop. Don’t like this feature? Just disable it! Gnome 40 finally lands in Ubuntu 21.10, brings the new design of its ‘Activities’ overview screen. The workspaces are now horizontal and locate across the center of screen. Along with small boxes under the search… Continue reading No ‘Activities’ Overview, Log in to Blank Desktop on Ubuntu 21.10 Gnome 40