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Feh is a light-weight command-line image viewer for Linux

Feh is a light-weight command-line image viewer for Linux

The default image viewer in most Linux distros is a fine option for many users, but if you want a distraction free alternative, Feh is a good option. Feh's interface is as […]

Add shortcuts to the toolbar and context menu in File Explorer using StExBar

Add shortcuts to the toolbar and context menu in File Explorer using StExBar

Windows may have evolved over the years but the file explorer that ships with it has not evolved all that much. We have seen plenty of replacement File Managers like Altap Salamander, […]

WinOTP Authenticator is an open-source alternative for WinAuth

WinOTP Authenticator is an open-source alternative for WinAuth

Some days ago, we told you about Authenticator, an open-source 2-step verification app for iOS. The app generates codes for two-factor authentication use. Many web services support 2FA to add another layer […]

Glow settings generator for mpv

Glow is a settings generator for mpv CONF files

Back in July 2019, we told you how to customize the settings in mpv which involved setting up a CONF file from scratch with the options that you want. Though it is […]

Authenticator is an open-source 2-step verification app for iOS

Authenticator is an open-source 2-step verification app for iOS

When it comes to iOS, open-source apps are something of a rarity but that doesn't mean they don't exist. If you're looking for an alternative for Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, LastPass Authenticator, […]

Draw.io is a free Flowchart and diagram creation software

Draw.io is a free Flowchart and diagram creation software for Windows, Linux, macOS and your browser

Flowcharts are incredibly useful diagrams to explain process flows. Remember the phishing flow chart that Martin created in 2011? Or the flowchart about flowcharts? If you took a computer science class in […]

Eyes Alarm is a nice take-a-break add-on for Firefox and Chrome

We discuss many Firefox add-ons and Chrome extensions here on gHacks, but the majority of those are either related to security or productivity. Today we take a look at a different category: […]

LyricsReloaded is a plugin for Musicbee that adds a lot of lyrics sources

LyricsReloaded is a plugin for Musicbee that adds a lot of lyrics sources

Musicbee and Foobar2000 are -- in my opinion -- the best music players available for Windows. But if there is one issue with the former, I'd say it is the built-in lyrics […]

How to locate a noisy tab in Firefox and switch to it instantly

This article isn't about annoying auto-playing videos. You know that Firefox displays a speaker icon on tabs which are playing audio and that you can mute those easily with a right-click on […]

Beeftext is an excellent open-source text expander tool for Windows

Beeftext is an excellent open-source text snippet tool for Windows

If you liked Quicktext for Thunderbird, but wanted a similar text snippet tool for other applications, you may want to take a closer look at the free open source application Beeftext as […]

Audacious is an open source music player for Windows and Linux

Audacious is an open source music player for Windows and Linux that supports Winamp skins

Once upon a time, the world of Windows music players was ruled by Winamp. It was resurrected a few months ago and works quite well even though it has not received much […]

Quicktext for Thunderbird lets you create email templates and add them to your emails in seconds

Quicktext for Thunderbird lets you create email templates and add them to your emails in seconds

Quicktext is an add-on for the Thunderbird email client that lets you create templates that you may insert into emails at any time. If you send a lot of emails or reply […]

redirect amp to html

Disable AMP in Firefox and Chrome with the Redirect AMP to HTML extension

For some, AMP is one of the worst things to happen to the internet. Google launched its cached lazy loading tech for the web about 2 years ago stating that AMP's intention […]

How to block Blockadblock manually in Ublock Origin

How to block Blockadblock manually using uBlock Origin

A few days ago I encountered an issue with a website. It was displaying a "disable your ad blocker" page; this particular site did not provide a choice in this regard as […]

Ghostwriter Windows

Ghostwriter is an open source markdown editor with a polished interface

Ghostwriter is a distraction-free open source markdown editor that is available for Linux and Windows. Windows users can install the Ghostwriter program on their device or use a portable version instead that […]

Bookworm 2-page view

Bookworm is a light-weight eBook reader for Linux

While Calibre has a built-in reader, and is the absolute best when it comes to managing and converting eBooks, some people may prefer an alternative when it comes to reading ebooks. Bookworm, […]

Sidebar Diagnostics open-source

Sidebar Diagnostics is an open-source application that displays hardware information on your desktop

Do you want a resource friendly program to keep an eye on your computer's hardware? You should give Sidebar Diagnostics a try. It is a free and open source application that is […]

How to install Jellyfin on Windows 4

Jellyfin is an open source alternative for Plex, and here's how to setup a server on Windows

v and tech savvy users may be aware of what a media server is. Here is a brief explanation for those who are new to the concept. When you install a media […]