How To Add Workspaces In Linux Mint 19

Adding workspaces in Linux Mint 19 expands the available desktop area to fit in more open applications and also keeping them organized. Just like virtual desktops in Windows 10, Linux Mint 19 can have additional workspaces. Here is how to add them : Right click on the panel and click Panel > Add New Items. Scroll down to Workspace Switcher and choose Add. This will add...

How To Use GNU Midnight Commander In Linux Mint

GNU Midnight Commander is a classic text based file manager that can be used directly from Linux command line. It is a retro file manager and can be used to copy, delete, move files and folders. Besides that, it also supports using FTP/SFTP for managing remote file systems. To install it in Linux Mint, open Terminal and type :  sudo apt install mc After it is installed, simply...

Display The Matrix Code Right From Within Linux Mint / Ubuntu Terminal

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One of the earlier articles described how to get the Hollywood style hacker screen effects along with Mission Impossible tune from within the Linux Terminal. There is one more cool utility that can simulate the famous screen of falling characters from the cult classic movie The Matrix . Here is how to install and use it from Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal : Open Terminal and first install...

Transform Your Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal Into A Geek Screen Just Like In The Movies

If you are looking to play with Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal, hollywood is a fun utility to install. It is a geeky eye candy that displays scrolling split screen output from random commands just as in those hacker/geek movies. To install it : sudo apt install hollywood Once installed, simply run it : hollywood The Terminal will now be filled with lots of output among different split screens and will...

Quickly Find Out System Information In Linux Mint/Ubuntu From Terminal

It can be useful to selectively print out hardware/system information for troubleshooting or reference purposes. inxi is a very handy command line tool that does just that. It displays information about system software like kernel version, Linux OS details, CPU, RAM and other hardware details. To use it in Linux Mint/Ubuntu, open Terminal and type : inxi Using this command alone will only display...

How To Remove Exif Data From Images When Using Ubuntu/Linux Mint

An earlier article described how to remove EXIF data from images when using Windows. For doing that in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, there is a simple and powerful tool which can be used. It is the exiftool. First, install it from the terminal using the following command: sudo apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl After it is installed, images can be directly processed from the terminal with this tool. To display...