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Ubuntu App Showdown 2012 was a Failure! What Will Happen This Year? PDF Print E-mail
August 25, 2013

 

A little over a year ago Canonical held the first ever Ubuntu App Showdown which resulted in some really cool apps like Fogger, LightRead and many more. Many of these apps brought some new innovative ideas to the Linux landscape especially with apps like Fogger. Unfortunately, in the long term, the Ubuntu App Showdown was a Failure! There were 130+ apps submitted to the App Showdown of which practically none of them have had any sort of 'active development'. I'm looking at 34 apps in this article which includes the 3 Main Winners, 3 Community Winners, 20 Must-Haves (as stated by OMG!U), and a few more to round out the article as well as the 1 app that provides the 3%, saving the Showdown from what would have been complete failure.

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All Themes Updated for the Latest Version of Spotify for Linux PDF Print E-mail
June 27, 2013

Ubuntu Ambiance Theme for Spotify

 

I am pleased to announce that all of the downloads for the Spotify (Linux) themes/download have been updated to version 1.2.0 which is compatible with the latest version of Spotify which is 0.9.1.55.

 

All of the downloads as well as the instructions for the themes/downloads can be found on the Spotify Linux Themes, project page.

 
Linux T-Shirt Concept Design PDF Print E-mail
June 09, 2013

 

I decided that I wanted a Linux related T-Shirt but I couldn't find one that I liked very much...Canonical makes decent shirts for Ubuntu but I want a "Linux in general" shirt not an Ubuntu shirt. I've searched and search, there are plenty of shirts out there but they are typically very poor quality or based solely around the logos of a distribution. Logo shirts are great for distros like Arch, Linux Mint, etc but again I want a "Linux in General" shirt.

 

UPDATED #2 on 06/21/2013: Sorry Everyone! The Shirt is Temporarily Not For Sale!

Bad News: Spreadshirt removed the shirt due to copyright. I submitted the art a week ago which they removed it for copyright. I refuted the removal to which they then approved it. Now they removed it once again after launching it saying they have a cease and desist order for all "Linux" related printing. So it looks like I have to provide legal documents that state I have permission to use the trademark of Tux the Penguin.

Good News: I will do what I can to get the shirts for sale again as soon as possible. I'm not giving up, I want the shirt too! :)

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How To Disable/Hide Spotify's Tray Menu and Use the Sound Menu or HUD PDF Print E-mail
January 20, 2013

Spotify's Tray Menu Disabled while using Ubuntu Ambiance Theme

on Spotify 0.8.8.323 on Ubuntu 12.04

 

Some people have expressed wanting to use my Spotify Ambiance theme but to also disable the Tray Menu entirely in order to just use the Sound Menu since having both is rather redundant. I agree with sentiment and this blog post is a tutorial on how to do just that. This tutorial also contains downloads to use the Disable the Tray Menu with the Ambiance theme and with the default Spotify theme.

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Ubuntu Ambiance Theme for Spotify plus Radiance Icon PDF Print E-mail
January 14, 2013

Ubuntu Ambiance Theme for Spotify (0.8.8.323) running on Ubuntu 12.04

 

Spotify looks nice in general but Linux is all about customization but Spotify clashes a lot with the default theme of Ubuntu (Ambiance) so I decided to customize it to the Ambiance theme. In this blog post you can find the Download file of this open source theme and the instructions on how to install it. The installation takes very little time and is VERY easy to do BUT it does require making changes as Root. (required because of Spotify's structure of the app)

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Spotify's Linux Preview Tray Icon is Ugly and Can't be Changed PDF Print E-mail
January 09, 2013

 

Spotify is a great service and their recent updates to their Linux version has fixed all the problems I was having with the program, except for one. Spotify's tray icon on Linux is UGLY and breaks the feel of the desktop ignoring the monochrome style. To make this worse, Spotify decided to make this icon impossible to change yourself. I created an icon that fits well with the desktop style but when I tried to apply it, I found out that Spotify likes their icon so much they refuse to let you change it.

 

UPDATE: I was totally wrong about customizing and in fact when I found that out I made a custom theme and multiple custom icons. :) - Links available in the right sidebar.

 

The above screenshot/anti-ad shows the icon that I made to replace the default icon...Hopefully this blog post will make them realize the way they implemented the icon is AWFUL. ::fingers crossed:: - For those who care, the reason why it doesn't allow customization is provided after the break.

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Wunderlist FogApp Themes with Version Updates Checking PDF Print E-mail
July 24, 2012

Wunderlist FogApp Theme - Ubuntu 12.04

 

Our newly released Wunderlist FogApp 0.2 now has support for Themes, something that is otherwise impossible with Wunderlist. :) The Wunderlist FogApp also supports a version update checking system for the FogApp itself (for non-PPA users) and any installed Themes (for all users). Theme updates are only available for Wunderlist FogApp OFFICIAL Themes as they have to be tested and verified by us (here at Visuex). The downloads for the themes almost must be hosted here at Visuex.com to utilize the Themes Update Checker...if you don't want to use that, then you can host it anywhere you want.

- Attention -

This is a fogapp which is a webapp based on the integration software known as Fogger, unfortunately Fogger is no longer in development and because of that we can no longer continue to maintain an app for abandoned software. If you are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS then you can still use our app but it will not be modified for any other versions.
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Wunderlist FogApp - Updating from 0.1 to 0.2 PDF Print E-mail
July 24, 2012

 

The update process for 0.1 to 0.2 is a bit different. I am creating a PPA version and a Non-PPA version of the Wunderlist FogApp for people who don't like using 3rd-party PPAs...which I understand...and for those people I built an in-app Version Checker for informing them of new updates to both the FogApp and to FogApp Themes.

- Attention -

This is a fogapp which is a webapp based on the integration software known as Fogger, unfortunately Fogger is no longer in development and because of that we can no longer continue to maintain an app for abandoned software. If you are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS then you can still try use our app but it will not be modified for any other versions and I'm pretty sure that it will not work with the latest verions of Wunderlist. - Note: I've moved to Todoist anyway.
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Wunderlist FogApp for Ubuntu 12.04 Released PDF Print E-mail
July 24, 2012

 

Wunderlist is BACK on Ubuntu (12.04) equipped with Unity Integration!

 

Wunderlist is an outstanding To-Do List application that has a WebApp and downloads for Android, iOS, Mac OSX, & Windows but unfortunately for my fellow Linux users Wunderlist does not currently have a Linux compatible version of their application. They did used to have one but sadly it does not work for the current version of Ubuntu which is 12.04...so we made our own!

- Attention -

This is a fogapp which is a webapp based on the integration software known as Fogger, unfortunately Fogger is no longer in development and because of that we can no longer continue to maintain an app for abandoned software. If you are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS then you can still try use our app but it will not be modified for any other versions and I'm pretty sure that it will not work with the latest verions of Wunderlist. - Note: I've moved to Todoist anyway.
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