How To Display The System Countdown Timer In Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa

Linux Mint 20.1 has an option of displaying a system countdown timer on PC shutdown or when logging off.   Here is how to enable it:   Open the Linux Mint menu (Cinnamon 20.1 in this example) and choose Preferences > System Settings.   Then select General.   Over here, from under the Miscellaneous Options, select the Enable timer when logging out or shutting down option.   The default...

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,...

How To Enable Auto Completion In Linux Mint Text Editor

The default text editor in Linux Mint – xed comes with some useful plugins to make typing easier. (There are other text editors too like Leafpad, Mousepad, and WordGrinder if you want to use something else other than the default one.) So if you don’t want to type the previously entered words again when using xed, there is an auto-completion plugin for that. Here is how to enable and use...

How To Transfer Files Between PCs Using Warpinator In Linux Mint 20

The recently released Linux Mint 20 Ulyana now includes a useful file sharing tool: Warpinator. It makes transferring files easy between PCs in a LAN without setting up network shares or using a removable drive. For Warpinator to work, the following requirements should be available: PCs should have Warpinator installed and running on them. They should be online, on the same local network and have...