Whalebird – A good Mastodon client

Picture of Whalebird Mastodon messenger in action

If you are looking for a good client for Mastodon on KDE neon then Whalebird is an Electron based Mastodon and Pleroma client for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s quite good and looks a little like the Slack UI. The website can be found here. To install Whalebird on KDE neon go to the website …

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Install KFind for improved file search

Picture of the File Search application KFind

KFind is a standalone search tool from KDE. It has finer grained search than the default search in Dolphin (the file manager) and it just seems to be better at finding files. To install KFind in KDE neon, open Konsole and type, Enter your password and the program will install. After installation you can find …

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Install the True Type core fonts for better web browsing

Fonts

In 1996 Microsoft decided to create a pack of core fonts for the Web. Unfortunately there were propriety restrictions on the fonts restricting their distribution. Microsoft terminated the project in 2002 but many websites still default to these fonts if the one used is not available so it is handy to have them installed. The …

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Change swappiness to use RAM instead of the swapfile

Konsole

Swappiness can be thought of as the point that KDE neon decides to stop keeping files in RAM (fast memory) and start writing them to a swap file on the hard drive (slow memory). Unfortunately the defaults for KDE neon treat it the same as the defaults for a server with swappiness set to 60. …

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Install Clementine to play and manage music

Clementine

Clementine is probably the best music manager for KDE neon at the moment. Based on Amarok 1.4 it is focused on a fast and easy-to-use interface for playing music with a huge amount of additional features. Search and play your local music library. Listen to internet radio from Spotify, Grooveshark, SomaFM, Magnatune, Jamendo, SKY.fm, Digitally …

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