Tag Archives: electron

Linux System Utility ‘Stacer’ Updated with Process Monitoring Panel, New Look

stacer 1.0.7A new version Stacer, an open-source system cleaning n’ tune-up tool for Linux desktops, is available to download. Stacer 1.0.7 ships with improved language support, adds in a choice of light or dark theme, and introduces a new processes monitor. Processes can be sorted based on PID, CPU and memory usage, etc. You can also search […]

This post, Linux System Utility ‘Stacer’ Updated with Process Monitoring Panel, New Look, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Chirp is a Simple Electron Twitter Client

twitter lite desktop appI came across a new Electron Twitter client today called Chirp — and I sort of had to write about it. See, I’ve written of my love for Twitter Lite, the social networking site’s new mobile experience before, and recommended a number of ways in which you can ‘use’ Twitter Lite in a standalone window like a traditional app (aka as a […]

This post, Chirp is a Simple Electron Twitter Client, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Standard Notes is an Open-Source Encrypted Notes App

Standard Notes is an encrypted note taking app available for free on Linux, macOS, Windows, Android, iOS, and the web. And yup, in case you were wondering, it’s also totally open source. Linux isn’t short of note taking ands to-do apps that work across devices and platforms, with Simplenote, Todoist, Google Keep (my go-to app for cross-platform […]

This post, Standard Notes is an Open-Source Encrypted Notes App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Simplenote, the popular note-taking app, is now available as a Snap on Linux

simplenote on linuxSimplenote is one of the most popular note-taking services around, and it’s just gotten easier to use on Linux. Launched last year, the official Simplenote Linux app is available as a Snap on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. The simple, straightforward note-taking service offers cloud sync and backup across devices, boasts some minor collaborative sharing features, and throws in fast search and note tagging for efficient organisation. It […]

This post, Simplenote, the popular note-taking app, is now available as a Snap on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Nylas Mail Client Now Available on Linux

nylas mail ubuntu themeA Linux version of Nylas Mail, the cross-plaform desktop e-mail client, is available for testing. The open-source app succeeds the old Nylas N1 client, which was discontinued last year. Since we last mentioned the app back in January a few things have changed. For one, the app has introduced a number of different account tiers (developer, […]

This post, Nylas Mail Client Now Available on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Fix AppIndicator Not Working For Electron Apps In Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus w/ Unity

Skype For Linux Indicator Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus

[Quick update] It looks like Dropbox isn’t the only AppIndicator that doesn’t work in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus (under Unity) due to the change of XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP from “Unity” to “Unity:Unity7”.

Update (thanks Martin): the Dropbox AppIndicator no longer has this issue.

Electron applications (such as the new Skype For Linux, WMail, PB For Desktop and many others) are affected as well, but in a different way. For Electron applications, the indicator is not displayed at all in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus under Unity.

The fix is similar to the one applied to the Dropbox indicator. Simply run the application with “env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity”. For example, to start Skype For Linux, you would use:

env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity skypeforlinux

To make the fix permanent, copy the application desktop file from /usr/share/applications/ to ~/.local/share/applications/, then edit the file and change the “Exec” line by adding “env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity” (without the quotes) immediately after “Exec=”.

Some applications are set to start automatically and in that case, you’ll have to edit the desktop file from ~/.config/autostart/ in the same way.

Note that some applications overwrite any changes made to their autostart files, located in ~/.config/autostart/. A way around this is to rename the autostart file, then in the application settings, set the application not to start on login. This way, the modified autostart file will be used (which has a different name and contains the workaround).

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Nuclear is a Multi-Source Desktop Music Player

If you feel there’s a gap in your life for an Electron-based, cross-platform music player capable of streaming from multiple online sources, I’ve a plug for you. Nuclear is a (rather naughty) music streaming app that “pulls in content from free sources all over the internet”. In aim it’s somewhat similar to Tomahawk, but visually owes more to an ultra […]

This post, Nuclear is a Multi-Source Desktop Music Player, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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