Download Ambiance Theme For Spotify

Michael Tunnell has created a nice Ambiance theme for Spotify which makes the Spotify Linux client integrate better with the Ubuntu desktop.
For those not familiar with Spotify, this is a music streaming service with comes with desktop applications for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X as well as iOS, Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone. The service is available in a limited number of countries. More @ Wikipedia.

The Ambiance Spotify theme comes with Ambiance-like toolbar and colors, a better Spotify tray icon especially designed to look like the Ubuntu Mono Dark icon set (the default icons used in Ubuntu), along with other tweaks that try to give Spotify a more native feel.
Here’s a screenshot in which I’m using the Ambiance Spotify theme in Ubuntu:

Spotify Ambiance theme Ubuntu
And below you can see the original Spotify for Linux theme:

Spotify default Linux theme

How to install Ambiance theme for Spotify
1. To use the Ambiance Spotify theme, firstly make sure you’ve installed the native Spotify Linux client. Then, download Ambiance for Spotify from HERE (see the bottom of the post for a download button) and place the downloaded archive in your home folder.
2. Then, close Spotify and run the following commands to install the Ambiance Spotify theme:tar -xvf ubuntu-ambiance-spotify-theme*.tar.gz
sudo cp resources.zip /opt/spotify/spotify-client/Data/
After this, you can remove the downloaded archive as well as the “resources.zip” file from your home directory.
If you want to revert the changes and go back to the default Spotify for Linux look, close Spotify and then simply reinstall it:sudo apt-get install –reinstall spotify-client

Thanks to / via +Michael Tunnell

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Linux Google Drive Client Insync Gets Xfce And Mate Desktop Integration

Insync, an unofficial Google Drive Linux client that’s available for a wide range of desktop environments has been updated today, getting support for MATE Desktop (Caja) and Xfce (Thunar).
Here’s the Insync or Linux Beta 11 changelog:
Fixed symlink to symlink (chain of symlinks);Mate desktop support – Caja emblems and context menu;Xfce – Thunar 1.5 emblems and context menu.
I’ve only tested the new Xfce (Thunar) support and it works, but there are some minor glitches. However, this is the first Insync for Xfce release, so hopefully all the issues will be fixed soon.
Thunar 1.6 Insync xfce
For instance, Insync for Xfce requires “thunarx-python” (version 0.3) which isn’t available in the official Ubuntu repositories – you can however, install it from our PPA, see below.
Also, the official release notes mention that it should work with Thunar 1.5; since both Xubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 ship with Thunar 1.4 and the Xfce 4.12 PPA has Thunar 1.6, I’ve tested it with these two versions and: with Thunar 1.4, the context menu items work, but there are no file emblems and with Thunar 1.6, the context menu items work and the file emblems don’t work for most files which I’ve already had in my Google Drive.

Anyway, the important thing is that it is usable and I’m sure it will improve in future versions.
By the way, I recommend installing Thunar 1.6 (which now has tabs support, among other new features) if you’re using Xubuntu 12.04 or 12.10.

Download Insync for Linux, available for Mate Desktop, Xfce, Unity – AppIndicator, KDE, GNOME Shell or Cinnamon, from HERE.

To install thunarx-python in Xubuntu 12.10 or 12.04, required by Insync for Xfce, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install thunarx-pythonYou can also manually download the thunarx-python deb files from our PPA.

Or, to us the official Insync repository in Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Debian, see our previous post (updated with instructions for the Xfce and Mate builds): Insync Repository Available For Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian Users

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Linux Google Drive Client Insync Gets Xfce And Mate Desktop Integration

Insync, an unofficial Google Drive Linux client that’s available for a wide range of desktop environments has been updated today, getting support for MATE Desktop (Caja) and Xfce (Thunar).
Here’s the Insync or Linux Beta 11 changelog:
Fixed symlink to symlink (chain of symlinks);Mate desktop support – Caja emblems and context menu;Xfce – Thunar 1.5 emblems and context menu.
I’ve only tested the new Xfce (Thunar) support and it works, but there are some minor glitches. However, this is the first Insync for Xfce release, so hopefully all the issues will be fixed soon.
Thunar 1.6 Insync xfce
For instance, Insync for Xfce requires “thunarx-python” (version 0.3) which isn’t available in the official Ubuntu repositories – you can however, install it from our PPA, see below.
Also, the official release notes mention that it should work with Thunar 1.5; since both Xubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 ship with Thunar 1.4 and the Xfce 4.12 PPA has Thunar 1.6, I’ve tested it with these two versions and: with Thunar 1.4, the context menu items work, but there are no file emblems and with Thunar 1.6, the context menu items work and the file emblems don’t work for most files which I’ve already had in my Google Drive.

Anyway, the important thing is that it is usable and I’m sure it will improve in future versions.
By the way, I recommend installing Thunar 1.6 (which now has tabs support, among other new features) if you’re using Xubuntu 12.04 or 12.10.

Download Insync for Linux, available for Mate Desktop, Xfce, Unity – AppIndicator, KDE, GNOME Shell or Cinnamon, from HERE.

To install thunarx-python in Xubuntu 12.10 or 12.04, required by Insync for Xfce, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install thunarx-pythonYou can also manually download the thunarx-python deb files from our PPA.

Or, to us the official Insync repository in Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Debian, see our previous post (updated with instructions for the Xfce and Mate builds): Insync Repository Available For Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian Users

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Install SparkleShare 1.0 In Ubuntu (Dropbox-Like File Synchronization Tool)

SparkleShare is an open source file synchronization and collaboration tool somewhat similar to Dropbox, available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows.
SparkleShare uses GIT version control system and can be used with code hosting services like GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitorious as well as your own server.
SparkleShare appindicator
SparkleShare features:
presets for projects hosted on GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitoriousa recent changes window shows who changed whatrestore deleted files or revert to previous versionsconflict handlingnotificationsclient side encryptionoptional Ubuntu AppIndicator
In previous versions there used to be Nautilus integration but unfortunately this has been removed about 2 months ago, however, everything you need is integrated into the “Recent Changes dialog”:
SparkleShare recent changes dialog
E.g.: to restore a previous file version, from the main “Recent Changes” dialog view, click on the timestamp next to a file:
SparkleShare restore file

Install SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu
The SparkleShare version available in the official repositories is a bit old – 0.9.0, but if you don’t want to add a PPA, you can use that. Some of the changes included in SparkleShare since version 0.9.0 are: new status icons, project folders can be renamed, new GNOME 3 symbolic icon, restore previous revisions of files from the event log and other changes as well as many many bug fixes – changelog here.

SparkleShare 1.0 will most probably be available in the official Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail repositories, but it can easily be installed on older Ubuntu versions by using an unofficial PPA.
To install SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 or 11.10, firstly add the Git stable releases PPA (the Sparkleshare PPA below depends on this PPA):sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
Then, add the unofficial SparkleShare PPA and install the latest SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 or 11.10 using the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/sparkleshare+unofficial
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sparkleshare libwebkit1.1-cil libmono-posix4.0-cil libmono-system-core4.0-cil libnotify0.4-cil(some dependencies are missing, that’s why there’s more than one package in the install command above)

Important: the Ubuntu appindicator icon won’t show up unless you’re using the “ubuntu-mono-dark” (the default Ubuntu icon theme) or “ubuntu-mono-light) icon theme! This is a known bug.

Once installed, launch SparkleShare and follow the initial setup dialog steps. To add a project, select SparkleShare > Add Hosted Project from the appindicator menu.

Adding a project hosted on GitHub, etc. is very easy: SparkleShare will create a text file with a ssh key in the SparkleShare folder which you need to add to GitHub under https://github.com/settings/ssh . If you’ve already added your own ssh key to GitHub, SparkleShare can use that instead, without any extra setup so just enter the remote path and you’re ready:
SparkleShare

If you want to set up your own host, there’s a script you can use which configures everything for you – see the SparkleShare homepage for more info on this.
For other Linux distributions, Windows and Mac OSX, download SparkleShare from its homepage.

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Install SparkleShare 1.0 In Ubuntu (Dropbox-Like File Synchronization Tool)

SparkleShare is an open source file synchronization and collaboration tool somewhat similar to Dropbox, available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows.
SparkleShare uses GIT version control system and can be used with code hosting services like GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitorious as well as your own server.
SparkleShare appindicator
SparkleShare features:
presets for projects hosted on GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitoriousa recent changes window shows who changed whatrestore deleted files or revert to previous versionsconflict handlingnotificationsclient side encryptionoptional Ubuntu AppIndicator
In previous versions there used to be Nautilus integration but unfortunately this has been removed about 2 months ago, however, everything you need is integrated into the “Recent Changes dialog”:
SparkleShare recent changes dialog
E.g.: to restore a previous file version, from the main “Recent Changes” dialog view, click on the timestamp next to a file:
SparkleShare restore file

Install SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu
The SparkleShare version available in the official repositories is a bit old – 0.9.0, but if you don’t want to add a PPA, you can use that. Some of the changes included in SparkleShare since version 0.9.0 are: new status icons, project folders can be renamed, new GNOME 3 symbolic icon, restore previous revisions of files from the event log and other changes as well as many many bug fixes – changelog here.

SparkleShare 1.0 will most probably be available in the official Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail repositories, but it can easily be installed on older Ubuntu versions by using an unofficial PPA.
To install SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 or 11.10, firstly add the Git stable releases PPA (the Sparkleshare PPA below depends on this PPA):sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
Then, add the unofficial SparkleShare PPA and install the latest SparkleShare 1.0 in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 or 11.10 using the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/sparkleshare+unofficial
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sparkleshare libwebkit1.1-cil libmono-posix4.0-cil libmono-system-core4.0-cil libnotify0.4-cil(some dependencies are missing, that’s why there’s more than one package in the install command above)

Important: the Ubuntu appindicator icon won’t show up unless you’re using the “ubuntu-mono-dark” (the default Ubuntu icon theme) or “ubuntu-mono-light) icon theme! This is a known bug.

Once installed, launch SparkleShare and follow the initial setup dialog steps. To add a project, select SparkleShare > Add Hosted Project from the appindicator menu.

Adding a project hosted on GitHub, etc. is very easy: SparkleShare will create a text file with a ssh key in the SparkleShare folder which you need to add to GitHub under https://github.com/settings/ssh . If you’ve already added your own ssh key to GitHub, SparkleShare can use that instead, without any extra setup so just enter the remote path and you’re ready:
SparkleShare

If you want to set up your own host, there’s a script you can use which configures everything for you – see the SparkleShare homepage for more info on this.
For other Linux distributions, Windows and Mac OSX, download SparkleShare from its homepage.

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Insync Repository Available For Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian Users

insync ubuntuInsync, an unofficial Google Drive client for Linux, is now available in a repository for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian users and it’s recommended you add since you’ll get automatic updates.

The Insync repository is available for:
Ubuntu: natty, oneiric, precise and quantal Debian: squeeze and lennyLinux Mint: lisa and maya
If you’re using one of the above Ubuntu, Debian or Linux Mint versions, add the repository using the following command:

– for Ubuntu:
echo “deb http://apt.insynchq.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) non-free” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list
– for Debian:
echo “deb http://apt.insynchq.com/debian $(lsb_release -cs) non-free” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
– for Linux Mint
echo “deb http://apt.insynchq.com/mint $(lsb_release -cs) non-free” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list

Then, for any of the above, import the key and update the software sources:
wget -O – https://d2t3ff60b2tol4.cloudfront.net/services@insynchq.com.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add –
sudo apt-get update

And finally, install Insync if you haven’t already:

Unity (appindicator):
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-ubuntu
GNOME Shell:
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-gnome
Cinnamon:
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-cinnamon
KDE4:
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-kde

For other Linux distributions, see the new Insync Linux page: https://www.insynchq.com/linux

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    Unofficial Google Drive Linux Client `Insync` Hits Beta 9

    insync linuxInsync, an unofficial Google Drive client for Linux, has reached beta 9, fixing the MS Office formats (files now downloaded as ODF) and glibc errors for Debian users, so the deb files aren’t just for Ubuntu anymore.
    Insync for Linux is free while in beta, but will probably become a paid service when it becomes stable. Hopefully, Google will release an official Google Drive client by then.
    Here’s what’s new in the latest Insync for Linux beta 9:
    fixed symlinks not live syncing (before you had to restart Insync for changes to be detected)Nautilus context menu will not show outside of the Insync folderApplets now have a pause/resume button to start/stop Insync from downloading and uploadingGdocs are now downloaded in Open Document FormatBuilt with Debian, fixes GLIBC error for Debian users
    Download Insync for Linux beta 9 – applets available for Unity (should work with other DEs), GNOME Shell, Cinnamon and KDE (deb and rpm).

    Also see: Grive: Open Source Google Drive Client For Linux

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