Another week, another poll. This time you can vote for the best Linux (main) menu. I didn't include all the menus out there in the poll, but there are more options than we usually use for our polls.
The latest Firefox 4.0 Beta 2 pre brings a long awaited feature: app tabs. This feature is very similar to the "Pin tab" option in Chrome: the app tabs use only favicons for the tabs and all the links you open from an app tab are opened to the right of all the app tabs.
I can't stand the default menu Ubuntu comes with and I only keep it because I have to know under which submenu the user can find an installed application when posting on WebUpd8. This wouldn't be needed if people used a menu with a search function but anyway. Also, since I install quite a few applications, half of it requires scrolling and makes it almost unusable.
Searching for something totally unrelated, I stumbled upon an amazing theme pack created by Izo called "SHI10 GTK Linux Suite".
gThumb 2.11.5 was released 2 days ago and is now available in the WebUpd8 PPA. New features in this version include:
Unity received yet another update in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 Maverick Meerkat yesterday. This version partially fixes the application search in the Unity application launcher and file browser - also known as Dash (the file search actually looks completely fixed).
The GIMP versions 2.6.9 and 2.6.10 were released a few days ago.
At first it was F.lux. Then came Redshift (inspired by F.lux) which also got a GTK version but only for switching it on/off. And now, a Redshift fork called RedshiftGUI finally brings a GUI for customizing everything. But what are these? All the applications mentioned above serve only one purpose: to change the color temperature of your screen by the time of day, making it easy for your eyes.
Reading my daily Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat development emails, I noticed a new package in the repositories: it's called Autotrash and it can delete files in your trash when they become older than a given number of days, purge older files to ensure a specific amount of disk space is free and some other options.
Spotify is finally available for Linux users (native) but unfortunately only for Premium accounts because: As we haven’t found a reliable way to display ads yet, this version is only available to Spotify Premium subscribers. This makes the Spotify for Linux rather useless since there are already a few unofficial Spotify Linux clients out there which also work only for premium users.
Cardapio is a main menu replacement for GNOME which comes with a lot of useful features and plugins. It can run as a GNOME panel applet or as a stand-alone application.