Setting a larger console font on Ubuntu Linux 12.04. To do this first get to a text console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2 and login with your username ↦ password, then type this command to set a larger font. setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat7-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz This is a nice large font and is more readable if you are on a 1920*1080 …

Useful keyboard shortcuts for the Linux MATE desktop. Ctrl-Shift-N. This is the shortcut that is used in the Caja file manager to create a new folder. The new folder will be highlighted to enable you to type a name. Crtl-Alt-D. Hide all windows and show the desktop. Press this again to bring everything back. Ctrl-Alt-L. …

Some lovely desktop themes for MATE Flat Plat. A nice material design flat theme for Gnome Shell. This is a gorgeous look for your desktop. https://github.com/nana-4/Flat-Plat. Zukimac theme for MATE and Gnome Shell. This is a very nice Macintosh theme for your Linux desktop. Download this theme as a compressed archive here: https://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Zukimac?content=165450. Then extract …

Some lovely GTK themes and wallpapers for your Linux desktop. MediterraneanNight Series 2.03: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/MediterraneanNight+Series?content=156782. Themes Collection (Ubuntu/Linux Mint): http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Themes+Collection+%28Ubuntu%2BLinux+Mint%29?content=156873. A huge theme collection for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. GNOME Shell: Nord 1.8: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/GNOME+Shell%3A+Nord?content=142971. A very popular Gnome Shell theme. Mintyfresh Cinnamon-theme 0.3: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Mintyfresh+Cinnamon-theme?content=156287. A lovely green Cinnamon theme. Malys Inversio: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/malys+-+inversio++?content=152965. Ambiance Chrunchy: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ambiance+Crunchy?content=151181. This …

There are a few ways in Linux Mint to view disk information. The Disks utility found at Preferences->Hardware-Disks allows the viewing of hard disk information. This displays all of the partitions and their types on a selected physical disk. There are options for unmounting partitions, deleting a partition and even more options such as formatting …

KDE 4.0 themes Oxygen transparent: http://linuxmint-art.org/content/show.php/oxygen-transparent?content=127752. An amazing transparent version of the Oxygen KDE 4.0 theme. Oxygen GTK: http://linuxmint-art.org/content/show.php/Oxygen+Gtk?content=136216. A port of the Oxygen KDE theme to GTK. Soft metal: http://linuxmint-art.org/content/show.php/Soft+Metal?content=120867. A soft metallic theme for KDE. Uniq 1.11: http://linuxmint-art.org/content/show.php/uniq?content=112688. Another very nice KDE 4.0 theme. More nice themes, these are for Gnome Awesome elegance …

The MATE tweak tool allows a Linux Mint MATE user to tweak their desktop. There are a few cool things you can do. Firstly, install this cool application. [email protected]:~$ sudo apt install [email protected]:~$ sudo apt install mate-tweak Now that it is installed, we can begin to tweak our desktop. Turn off desktop icons in Linux …

How to upgrade to a newer Linux Mint release. https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2. How to update and upgrade your packages. Type this in a terminal window. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgradesudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade This command will update the package repositories and download and install package updates over the Internet. Find a nice …

Misc themes Oxygen transparent KDE 4.0 theme. http://linuxmint-art.org/content/show.php/oxygen-transparent?content=127752. Uniq KDE 4.0 theme. http://linuxmint-art.org/content/show.php/uniq?content=112688. Elegant Gnome pack. GTK 2.0 pack. http://linuxmint-art.org/content/show.php/Elegant+Gnome+Pack?content=127826. Vertex theme pack. GTK 3.0 pack. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Vertex+-+Theme?content=166318. CinnXP Luna theme. Make your Gnome/MATE desktop look like Windows XP. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/CinnXP-Luna?content=174441. GTK 3.0 White theme. A GTK theme that looks like the OSX Aqua theme. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/White?content=173840. Mintyfresh …

The recent security breach on the Linux Mint website shows that updating a WordPress website regularly is very important. This breach allowed malicious attackers to compromise the Mint website and change download links to point to Linux Mint ISO images that contained extra files. Therefore, the people using these ISO`s would have been using a …

To open a new virtual terminal to enter commands, use the Ctrl-Alt-F2 key combination and enter your username and password. This is a virtual terminal where you can control your system with a distraction free full-screen terminal. There are key combinations to switch between virtual terminals, read more here: http://www.tldp.org/LDP/GNU-Linux-Tools-Summary/html/virtual-terminals.html. To get a version of …

Window manager themes. RISC styled WM theme for Xfce4: http://www.marutan.net/themes.php. GTK themes. Mac OS Classic theme for Xfce4: http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php?content=144719. Mac OS classic GTK2 theme: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Mac+OS+9+Platinum+gtk+theme?content=110444. Plane GTK: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Plane-Gtk3.6?content=156309. Classic 95 Windows `95 theme for MATE and Gnome: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Classic95?content=157298. How to create a look-alike Windows XP desktop using IceWM: http://kmandla.wordpress.com/projects/lookalike-windows-xp-classic/. Windows 3.1 theme for Xfce4: http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/Redmond3+%28Windows+3.1+theme%29?content=121526. …