Howto use Mac Mojave changing wallpaper in elementary OS

This guide will show you have to install and run Mac Mojave wallpaper that changes after what time on the day it is. Every hour it will change.

First download the wallpaper and script from here:

Next open the terminal and copy/paste;

cd && cd Downloads
mkdir -p ~/Pictures/Wallpapers
tar -xf mojave-background.tar.gz 
mv mojave-background ~/Pictures/Wallpapers
io.elementary.code ~/Pictures/Wallpapers/mojave-background/mojave.xml

Now to the more tedious thing. In the script you’ll see the paths pointing to the wallpapers, but under my username: storm. Change all of them to your username. There’s quite a lot of editing to do.

When done go to System Settings and click on Desktop. Under Wallpaper click Import Photo… Go to ~/Pictures/Wallpapers/mojave-background and pick mojave.xml

Enjoy! ^_^

Tested on: elementary OS 5.1.4


Antivirus Application for elementary OS

Do you really need an anti-virus application for elementary OS. The short answer is no. The long answer is yes. If you exchange files with Windows machines and want to protect your friends and family from harm. There also have been cases lately of linux machines get infected of careless users.

This guide will show you how to install NOD32 Antivirus.

First download the application here: Go to download page and choose “ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop”. Remember to pick 64-bit.

When done downloading right click on the file and click Properties. Under Permissions set Owner to Execute.

Click on the downloaded file to start installation and follow the Setup Wizard.

You can also use this command in the terminal to launch NOD32 Antivirus;

/opt/eset/esets/lib/ %f

Enjoy! And stay safe! ^_^

Tested on: elementary OS 5.1.4 – 5.1.7

Howto change the color/transparency of wingpanel

This guide shows you howto change the color of the wingpanel. If you wish to have different color than shown in this guide I suggest installing Gimp from the App Center to easily get the RBG numbers.

Open the terminal and copy/paste;

nano ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css

Insert the following;


* wingpanel support *


.panel {

    background-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.5);

    transition: all 1s ease-in-out;

.panel.maximized {

    background-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.5);

This will make your wingpanel white transparent. The 3 first number in RGBA is the color numbers. Use Gimp to find the color you want. If you want a black wingpanel, change all 255 with 0. The last number is how transparent the panel is going to be. It range from 0.0 (complete transparent) to 1.0 (Solid).

Save: [ctrl]+[o]

Exit: [ctrl]+[x]

When done type;

killall wingpanel

Enjoy! ^_^

Tested on: elementary OS 5.1.4 – 5.1.6


Howto enable system tray on elementary OS


Many applications still uses the old system tray implantation. This guide will show you how to enable it on elementary OS.

Open the terminal and copy/paste the following;

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yunnxx/elementary
sudo apt update
sudo apt install indicator-application wingpanel-indicator-ayatana

The next thing is to add Pantheon to your autostart/indicator-application.desktop

sudo nano /etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-application.desktop

You’ll find a line called OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME; add Pantheon; to it. It should now look like;


Save: [ctrl]+[o]
Exit: [ctrl]+[x]

There’s a bug that will show you two network indicators in your system tray.. To correct it, copy/paste;

cd /etc/xdg/autostart
sudo rm nm-applet.desktop


Enjoy! ^_^

TESTED on: elementary OS 5.1.4

Howto use live wallpaper on elementary OS

It’s possible to have Live Wallpaper on elementary OS. This guide shows you have to install it. If you want a peak I have made a video on Youtube.


Open the terminal and copy/paste;

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fyrmir/livewallpaper-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install livewallpaper livewallpaper-config livewallpaper-indicator

You should now have to launcher in Slingshot. Press the LiveWallpaper Preference to set up your wallpaper and style/color etc.


Enjoy! ^_^

Tested on: elementary OS 5.1.4

Howto get rid of the text “Applications” in Slingshot (Application Menu)


If you are looking for a way to get rid of the “Applications” text in Slingshot here’s a guide to do so. This guide uses the default elementary theme as an example. Adjust the guide to the theme you use.

Open the terminal and copy/paste;

nano '~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css'

Add the following;

.panel.maximized > .horizontal:first-child > :first-child, 
.panel.color-dark > .horizontal:first-child > :first-child {

Save: [ctrl]+[o]
Exit: [ctrl]+[x]

Logout and login and the changes should take affect.

If you want to change Slingshot magnifier glass with a custom one, please look at this guide: Howto change the magnifier glass in Slingshot (Application Menu)

Enjoy! ^_^

Source: Reddit

Tested on: elementary OS 5.1.4

Howto change the magnifier glass in Slingshot (Application Menu).


This guide shows you how to change the magnifier glass in Slingshot. This example uses (e)papirus icon theme as demostration and it uses the good old elementary logo for the purpose. If you are skilled with inkscape you can make your own.
If you’re using a different icon theme, you need to adjust this guide.

First download the “e” from here: Download

Extract it. When it’s done copy it to ~/.icons/ePapirus/symbolic/actions

Enjoy! ^_^

Tested on: elementary OS 5.1.4

Bashtop: Resource monitor for CLI

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A handy little CLI application Bashtop that monitoring processor, memory, disks, network and processes. It’s easy to use and comes with many different skins. This gem is a MUST HAVE if you have to keep an eye on what’s going on on your system.

Installation is pretty simple. Open the terminal and copy/paste;

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bashtop-monitor/bashtop
sudo apt update
sudo apt install bashtop 

To simple start bashtop type; bashtop in the terminal.

Enjoy ^_^


Tested: elementary OS 5.1.4

Optimize elementary OS for gaming setup


This guide show you how to tweak your elementary OS into a smoothly gaming experience with the thanks to Feral Game Mode.

What it actually do is optimize the elementary settings including:

  • CPU governor
  • I/O priority
  • Process niceness
  • Kernel scheduler (SCHED_ISO)
  • Screensaver inhibiting
  • GPU performance mode (NVIDIA and AMD)
  • GPU overclocking (NVIDIA)
  • Custom scripts

This guide also shows you how to setup screen recording ingame, like you have with windows10.


Fire up for the terminal and copy/paste these commands which will add Feral Game Mode to your system;

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samoilov-lex/gamemode
sudo apt install gamemode

Reboot your system.


Now your system is ready for running your games better. To tell a game to run in gamemode you need to use the command gamemoderun.

Example running a steam game in gamemode;

gamemoderun steam steam://rungameid/200710

A simple way is to edit Slingshot (Application Menu) gaming entries. You do it by following:

sudo apt install com.github.donadigo.appeditor


You may want to record what you are playing like you can easily do in Windows10. You can do that also in elementary OS.

Open the terminal and type;

sudo apt install com.github.artemanufrij.screencast
com.github.artemanufrij.screencast %U

Now adjust screencast to record computer sounds and set it to delay from 3 to 5 seconds. If you have a microphone you may want to enable that also.

The next thing is to setup shortcuts for screencast. Go to System Settings, click Keyboard. Select Shortcuts and pick Custom.

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Add following entry:

com.github.artemanufrij.screencast --toggle

Give it shortcut [ALT]+[Z]
This will start the screen recording.

Next entry is to stop the recording;

com.github.artemanufrij.screencast --finish

Give it shortcut [ALT]+[X]

You are now set up for the ultimate Linux gaming experience and hopefully make some great gaming videos.

Enjoy! ^_^


Tested on: elementary OS 5.1.4

Game launcher for elementary OS

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There’s a hidden gem for linux gamers in the appCenter called Gnome Games. It’s a game launcher that gather all of your games under one roof. The support stretches from Dreamcast games to Steam.

To install it via the terminal, copy/past:

sudo apt install gnome-games-app

Game platform support:

  • Dreamcast
  • Game Cube
  • MAME
  • Nintendo DS
  • Playstation
  • Sega CD
  • Sega Saturn
  • Steam
  • Wii