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Folder Color: Easily Change Folder Icon Colors In Nautilus or Nemo

Folder Color is a Nautilus extension that allows you to easily change the folder icon color to some predefined colors such as blue, pink, black, yellow, violet, orange, green, grey or red. With a small tweak, the extension also works with Nemo file manager.


Install Audacious 3.5 In Ubuntu 14.04 Or 13.10 (PPA)

Audacious is an audio player that focuses on high audio quality and low resource usage which comes with a pretty large plugin list as well as two interfaces: a GTK interface and a Winamp 2.x like interface (and so, it supports Winamp 2.x skins).

Audacious 3.5 Ubuntu GTK interface
Audacious GTK interface
Audacious 3.5 Ubuntu Winamp interface
Audacious Winamp classic interface

Audacious 3.5 was released recently and comes with quite a few new features as well as bug fixes:

Telegram Unity WebApp Integrates Telegram With Ubuntu's Messaging Menu, Unity Launcher

Telegram is a free messaging app that focuses on speed and security. There are official Telegram applications available for iOS and Android as well as various unofficial clients for Windows, Mac OS X and Windows Phone.

On Linux, Telegram is available as a Chrome App, browser app as well as a command line client and now, thanks to Costales' work, you can now also use a Telegram webapp in Ubuntu.

Telegram webapp Ubuntu

The Telegram Ubuntu webapp uses Webogram (an unofficial Telegram Web App) under the hood and features Unity Dash integration so you can launch Telegram from Dash and also, you get Unity Launcher / Messaging menu conversations unread count.

Ambiance And Radiance Colors Theme Pack Available For Ubuntu 14.04

Ambiance & Radiance colors is a theme pack that provides Ambiance and Radiance themes in 9 different colors: blue, brown, graphite, green, orange (different than the one used by default in Ubuntu), pink, purple, red and yellow. The pack supports Unity/GNOME as well as Xfce and LXDE/OpenBox.

The themes were updated recently with support for the latest Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Ambiance Colors

Configurable Notification Bubbles For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Close On Click, Change Position, Colors, Size And More)

Leolik provides, for quite a few Ubuntu releases now, a patched NotifyOSD package which adds some extra features to Ubuntu's notification bubbles: change the notifications position, size, colors, adds an option to close the notifications on click and more. 

The PPA was updated recently for the latest Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

NotifyOSD Configurable Ubuntu

Install Nemo 2.2.0 (With Unity Patches) In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Update for Ubuntu 14.04 users: I've updated Nemo (with Unity patches) as well as the Nemo extensions from the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA to the latest 2.2.0 version.

Nemo file manager

Nemo is the default Cinnamon file manager and normally, it needs Cinnamon to be installed, even if you want to use it in a desktop environment such as Unity or GNOME (Shell). The Nemo version in the WebUpd8 Nemo PPA uses some patches that make it work properly under Unity, without Cinnamon dependencies (the only dependency used is Cinnamon Translations). It should also work on other desktop environments, but some patches add extra Unity functionality and also I've only tested it under Unity.

How To Install And Tweak GNOME Flashback Session In Ubuntu 14.04

The Classic, now called Flashback session was quite popular in Ubuntu 12.04 so I though I'd write an article on how to get the same experience in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. 


The old classic GNOME session, now called "Flashback" is still available and working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Here's how to install it and tweak a few things.

Here are the results to expect after following the steps below:



Note: the default setup is to use two panels, but I've only used one in the screenshots above. You could the default 2 panels setup with the window list at the bottom, just one panel like in my screenshots, one panel with a dock at the bottom, etc., it's all up to you.