Tag Archives: Linux Mint

Linux Mint 19 Release Date & Features

linux mint thumbnailThe name and approximate release date of Linux Mint 19 have been revealed. The next major release of the popular Ubuntu-based Linux operating system will be called Linux Mint 19 “Tara”. Yes, Tara. The codename is firmly in keeping with other Linux Mint releases, all of which use female forenames. Alongside the name we also […]

This post, Linux Mint 19 Release Date & Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Linux Mint ‘Software Manager’ Sees Some Major Improvements

linux mint logoMajor improvements are coming to the Linux Mint Software Manager app, the Ubuntu-based distribution’s default app store. Announcing the news in the latest newsletter Linux Mint project lead Clement Lefebvre says his distro was one of the first Linux distributions to ship with a graphical “app store” of sorts, called ‘Software Manager’. “This manager is still really […]

This post, Linux Mint ‘Software Manager’ Sees Some Major Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Cinnamon 3.4 Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu

Minty Cinnamon ThemeLinux Mint’s Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Cinnamon 3.4, the latest stable update to the rather popular Linux desktop environment.  Better yet you can already upgrade to or install Cinnamon 3.4 on Ubuntu using a PPA — no waiting required! Announcing the release on his blog Clement Lefebvre writes: “I’d like to thank all the developers […]

This post, Cinnamon 3.4 Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Hide Files And Folders In Nemo Or Nautilus Without Renaming With This Extension

I recently stumbled upon Nautilus Hide, an extension that adds a context menu option to hide / unhide files or folders without renaming them, and I decided to port it to Nemo file manager.
The extension hides files or folders without renaming them (without adding a dot prefix or a tilde suffix), by adding them to a file called “.hidden”, which can be used by most major file managers to hide files.

This can be done manually (I wrote an article about it a while back) and is supported by most file managers. This extension is for those that need to do this frequently or set up Ubuntu / Linux Mint for someone inexperienced who wants such a feature.

To use this extension to hide a file or folder, simply right click the file/folder and select “Hide file”:

Nemo Hide

To unhide a file or folder, press Ctrl + H (this displays hidden files and folders), then right click the file you’ve previously hidden, and select “Unhide”. Then press Ctrl + H again to hide hidden files and folders.
This obviously only works for files hidden by adding them to a file called “.hidden”, and it doesn’t work with files that have a dot prefix or a tilde suffix.

Install Nemo Hide / Nautilus Hide

Nemo Hide is available in the Nemo 2.x and Nemo 3.x (with Unity patches) WebUpd8 PPAs. If you use Nemo from any of these two PPAs, simply run the commands below to install Nemo Hide:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nemo-hide

The WebUpd8 Nemo PPAs are not compatible with Linux Mint (because the packages can overwrite Nemo for Cinnamon with Nemo for Unity) or Nemo from the official Ubuntu repositories, but this extension is. So if you use Linux Mint or Nemo from the official Ubuntu repositories, you can grab the Nemo Hide deb (or source) from HERE.

Once installed, restart Nemo:

nemo -q

The Nautilus Hide extension is available in the official Ubuntu repositories so if you use Nautilus, install it using the command below:

sudo apt install nautilus-hide

Once installed, restart Nautilus:

nautilus -q

Note that the Nautilus Hide version from the Ubuntu repositories doesn’t automatically refresh folders, so after hiding a file, you’ll need to refresh the folder by pressing F5. The latest Nautilus Hide does this automatically.

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