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.
A lot of people have been asking us to write an article on what fonts to use in Ubuntu, so here it is. These are my favourite fonts and among the few I can use but of course that may not be the case for everybody, so you can share your favourite font(s) in the comments!