How to enable adding Files and Folders on desktop in elementary OS

Elementary OS doesn’t allow file manager to access desktop, and the reasoning behind this approach according to dev team is a clutter free desktop. While some may agree with desktop restriction, there are probably more people who are unhappy about it. Fortunately, there is a way to enable desktop icons and also the right-click context… Continue reading How to enable adding Files and Folders on desktop in elementary OS

How to change the command prompt to colored in elementary OS terminal

By default settings, the elementary OS command prompt is black in color in the Terminal window, which is the same color as that of the command line which you type. This was done to avoid distraction and should be OK for most of us. But, in case you wanted a colored command prompt just like… Continue reading How to change the command prompt to colored in elementary OS terminal

How to add Search to right-click menu in Files and Folders in elementary OS

‘Files’ of elementary OS has a hidden search feature and can be seen by pressing Ctrl F. The breadcrumb field converts to a search icon which lets you search the files in real time. But the displayed list is not user friendly as it disappears after the mouse focus is lost. Moreover, there is no ‘Search’… Continue reading How to add Search to right-click menu in Files and Folders in elementary OS

How to add Character Map shortcut to elementary OS Top Wingpanel

One of the most commonly used features when dealing with lot of documentation and publication work is the Character Map applet from which you can copy the special characters like Ꝏ, Ꝋ, Æ, etc. Microsoft Windows users can access it by running ‘charmap’ in the ‘Run’ box and could be having a tough time to locate the same… Continue reading How to add Character Map shortcut to elementary OS Top Wingpanel

How to check hard disk, CPU, and memory usage in elementary OS

This article is for beginners who have migrated from Windows and landed their first steps on Linux via elementary OS. There is no integrated feature in elementary OS for viewing the system information like hard disk usage, CPU consumption, and memory usage. People who migrated from Windows are used to seeing the hard disk usage… Continue reading How to check hard disk, CPU, and memory usage in elementary OS

How to install Google Chrome in elementary OS freya

Elementary Freya’s software center only lists Google Chromium browser, and the not the widely popular Google Chrome browser for the simple reason being the later one is not open-source software. Google Chromium vs. Google Chrome To adhere to FOSS rules, Google came up with the open-source equivalent Chromium Browser is identical to Chrome in terms of… Continue reading How to install Google Chrome in elementary OS freya

GNOME vs Pantheon Desktop File Explorer. Which one is the best?

GNOME desktop and elementary OS’s Pantheon desktop are beautiful Linux desktop environments. You can see GNOME in its purest form in Fedora Workstation. For those new to the desktop environments, Elementary OS uses their in-house developed Patheon desktop, while Fedora uses the GNOME desktop environment in it’s purest form. Both have an elegant, stylish, and intuitive user interface.… Continue reading GNOME vs Pantheon Desktop File Explorer. Which one is the best?

How to remove third party PPAs that you don’t use anymore from elementary OS

It is very easy to keep on adding new third party PPA repositories over a period of time until one day you realize you have installed too many of them and you aren’t using them anymore. In this article, I will show you some ways of getting rid of these unwanted PPAs. Command-Line Ways METHOD… Continue reading How to remove third party PPAs that you don’t use anymore from elementary OS