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KGX is a simple and user-friendly terminal emulator for GNOME. It aims to be a “Core” app for GNOME and Phosh, graphical shell for mobile devices like Purism’s Librem 5.

Rather than replacing GNOME Terminal, it’s on target to serve casual Linux user who rarely needs a terminal to carry out simple command line tasks. Via libhandy library, the terminal adjusts nicely to small screen sizes and for touch usage.

KGX terminal emulator. Image from thisweek.gnome.org

The name KGX is the station code for King’s Cross, the London terminus of the East Coast Main Line. The app is available in Ubuntu repositories since Ubuntu 21.04, though the package version is lag behind.

The stock KGX in Ubuntu 21.10 has a semi-transparent app window and the UI looks kinda like Gnome terminal. Though it’s lightweight and has less features.

KGX in Ubuntu 21.10

Install KGX in Ubuntu 21.10 / 22.04:

For Ubuntu 21.04, Ubuntu 21.10 and next Ubuntu 22.04, it’s easy to try out this terminal emulator by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, and then run command in terminal to install it:

sudo apt install kgx

Then, search for and open the terminal emulator from activities overview.

While the stock package is always old, you may build it from source which is available at KGX project page.

Display Asterisks when typing password

When you run a command started with sudo in Ubuntu terminal, it asks you to insert the password for your user with no visual feedback as you type.

For beginners who feel uncomfortable with this terminal feature, below will teach you how to tweak your Ubuntu so that Gnome terminal (and TTY console) displays asterisks when you type in your password.

Terminal with password feedback

Terminal with password feedback by displaying asterisks

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open a terminal window. Or open terminal from Unity Dash.

Open Terminal to run commands

2. Paste the below command in terminal and hit enter. Type in your password when prompt.

sudo visudo

It will open the configuration file “/etc/sudoers” in terminal with nano editor.

Edit sudoers in Ubuntu

3. Make a new line:

Defaults        pwfeedback

under the line:

Defaults        env_reset

So it looks like this: (NOTE that the space between Defaults and pwfeedback should be a tab)

Enable password feedback in terminal

4. Now save the changes. Press Ctrl+X, type y to answer yes, press Enter to accept default file name.

Close this terminal window and done.

Fotoxx, a free and open source photo editing and collection management sofware for Linux. The new version has just been released with quite a few changes.

Changes in Fotoxx 13.07:

  • The gallery navigation has been extended with new options;
  • Effects > Drawing and Effects > Outline functions have been combined;
  • Batch Add Tags and Delete Tags have been combined into a more flexible tool;
  • Edit Collections has been made easier (add/delete/cut/copy/paste images);
  • The gallery of the newest images have been added to the database.
  • full changes in official announcement

The getdeb repository has updated this new release for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring and 12.04 Precise users. You can follow the below steps to install or upgrade:

1.) Download and double-click on the getdeb package to add the repository to your system.

Download & install GetDeb repository

2.) If you installed Synaptic Package Manager, open it, then Reload and finally search and install Fotoxx package.

fotoxx-synaptic

If not, run this command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install fotoxx

Enjoy!

Sublime Text

This simple tutorial will show you how to install Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, and 12.04 Precise from ppa repository.

Sublime Text is a popular text and source code editor. Sublime Text 3 Public Beta is now available to both registered users and the general public. The Webupd8 team created a ppa repository containing the installer for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow below steps:

1.) Copy and paste this command into terminal and run to add the ppa repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3

2.) Update:

sudo apt-get update

3.) Below command will automatically download and install the latest Sublime Text 3 Beta in your system.

sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer

Enjoy!