Must have applications on Linux Mint or Ubuntu Linux

The below list of applications is a must-have for any Linux system. Not just for convenience, but additional capabilities too. The below list of applications is a must-have for any Linux system. Not just for convenience, but additional capabilities too. Download From internetFirefoxThunderbirdAndroid StudioVirtualBoxGoogle ChromeMegaInsyncHQSpotifyVivaldi BrowserWinehq Install these PackagesDiaEasytagVymFreeplaneKVMgLabelsGHexGkRellmGnucashGtkHashKeepassxSupertuxkartSupertuxOpenarenaRedshiftVLCXournal

How to improve performance of Linux Mint XFCE on old computer

Decrease swappiness whereby the use of swap is curtailed$ cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness <enter>returns the value of swappiness which is 60 initially. Make this 20 as follows:$ sudo xed /etc/sysctl.conf <enter>Add a line to the end of the filevm.swappiness=20Save the file. Disable Java in LibreofficeOpen Libreoffice Writer.Go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Java OptionsUncheck Java … Continue reading How to improve performance of Linux Mint XFCE on old computer

There’s something about TRIM in LinuxMint or Ubuntu Linux (Speed up SSDs)

Got a new PCIe NVMe SSD device? It starts lagging after a few months of use on Linux Mint and to optimize it, do the following after opening a terminal window $ journalctl | grep fstrim.service <enter>This will display when the TRIM was last executed. It normally does this once a week. Verify when the … Continue reading There’s something about TRIM in LinuxMint or Ubuntu Linux (Speed up SSDs)

Android Studio experience on Linux distributions

Finally tried out Android Studio 4.0.1 on multiple Linux distributions. However, below is my experience on how it went. Mileage varies. Linux Mint 20 with Android Studio without a swap file of 8 GB would hang or freeze very frequently. Technically, not a freeze but it got too slow to be able to do anything … Continue reading Android Studio experience on Linux distributions

How to check if user name or ID has been compromised in a data breach

When data breaches occur, there are various kinds of data that get compromised. The most critical data that can get compromised is the user name or ID or the password. All is not lost due to a great service hosted by Troy Hunt. Use https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to check if the User name or user ID appears … Continue reading How to check if user name or ID has been compromised in a data breach

Remember History in Firefox 75+ and private browser windows

Mozilla Firefox 75+ has made a change in the way it determines whether web sites open in a private window or not. This is now tied in with the "Remember History" option in Preferences -> Privacy and Security option. To enable Private Windows all the time, select "Never Remember History", but to disable private windows, … Continue reading Remember History in Firefox 75+ and private browser windows

How to save an email in the .eml format

To save an email in the .eml format, follow the steps below: Login to the email accountIf Conversation view is enabled, then disable it. In GMail, this is in the Settings optionDownload the email as .eml format. Once above steps are done, the email is available in the .eml format. In some email services, this … Continue reading How to save an email in the .eml format

System scaling in Linux on 1920×1080 display (HiDPI)

Note system scaling works out of box with Cinnamon desktop. Open a terminal window and install it with: $ sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment <enter> To do system scaling in the Gnome Desktop Environment, install the gnome-tweak tool. To do so, open a terminal window and enter the command as below: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool … Continue reading System scaling in Linux on 1920×1080 display (HiDPI)

Dark background and light text firefox add-ons good for night mode

If you surf the internet using Firefox web browser at night, you will find the white background and dark text too bright for the eyes. To change the background to black and light text, use the Dark Background and Light Text 0.5.5 add-on in Firefox. Add-on is available in Firefox and it's source code at … Continue reading Dark background and light text firefox add-ons good for night mode