How To Add Websites As Web Apps In Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa

Linux Mint 20.1 ‘Ulyssa‘ now includes Web Apps. With this, you can add any website as an app that will run in the preferred browser. It is similar to Peppermint OS‘s feature of SSB ( Site Specific Browser). Adding Web Apps: Here is how to use the Web Apps feature: Open the Web Apps manager from the Internet section. (This example uses Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon edition.) Click on the...

Compress PNG Images From The Command Line In Linux Mint

To optimize PNG images in Linux Mint using the command-line, pngquant is a useful tool. It uses the Floyd-Steinberg dithering algorithm to achieve compression and reduce the image size. Install it by opening the Terminal and typing in: sudo apt install pngquant After it is installed, it can be directly used from the Terminal. Here is how: To compress an existing PNG image, the syntax is: pngquant...

Record Screen In Linux Mint With SimpleScreenRecorder

SimpleScreenRecorder is a lightweight screen and video recorder for Linux. Using it, you can record the entire screen or a selection and save the video in  MP4, MKV, WebM, OGG and other formats. This can be useful in creating video tutorials and screencasts. Installing SimpleScreenRecorder: To use it in Linux Mint, first install it from the Terminal: sudo apt install screenrecorder Once installed,...

Cawbird: A Twitter Desktop Client For Ubuntu

Cawbird is a Linux based Twitter client for desktop. It is based on Corebird which has now been depreciated. Installing Cawbird: It is available as a snap when installing in Ubuntu. To install it, open the Terminal in Ubuntu and type in: sudo snap install cawbird Alternatively, you can also search and install it from Ubuntu Software. Once installed, open it. On the first launch, you’d need to authorize...

Securely Run Programs In Linux Mint Using Firetools

For running applications sandboxed in Linux, Firetools is a good utility to do so. Sandboxing is essentially restricting applications in their own space and thereby limiting their reach to the overall system. This is a security layer to prevent any malicious programs to have full access to the system. Firetools is a graphical front-end for the command-line sandboxing tool Firejail. Installing Firetools: To...

EndeavourOS: A Lightweight Arch Linux Based Distro

If you are looking to try out an Arch Linux based distribution, then EndeavourOS can be a good choice. It is a lightweight, rolling release distribution that makes it easy for users that are new to Arch Linux based environment. Installing EndeavourOS: Download the EndeavourOS ISO image from here. Then, create a bootable USB drive and boot up from it. You can directly use the dd command to do that in...