Ksnip 1.10.1 Add KDE Support for Scale Factor [Ubuntu PPA]

Ksnip, the popular free open-source screenshot and annotation tool, released 1.10.1 version yesterday.

Ksnip is a Qt based screenshot tool with editing features, that works in Windows, macOS, and Linux on both Wayland and Xorg. It’s one of my top favorite applications for adding annotations in screenshot.

The app just released version 1.10.1 one day ago as the first point release for the 1.10 release series. It’s a small release with a new feature: KDE support for scale factor. Meaning it’s now working better in KDE desktop (such as KUbuntu, Ubuntu Studio) with different scaling factor.

Other changes include:

  • Fix drag and drop issue for Ksnip installed as Snap.
  • Fix sticker resizing issue when bounding rect flipped.
  • Show tab tooltips on initial tabs.
  • Fix for unnecessary scrollbars when a screenshot has a smaller size than the previous one
  • Fix that loading image from stdin single instance client runner side doesn’t work

How to Install KSnip 1.10.1 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Option 1: Snap package

The easiest way to install the tool in Ubuntu is using the official Snap packages. Simply open Ubuntu Software, then you can search for and install it via few clicks.

Install Ksnip via Ubuntu Software

Option 2: AppImage / Deb

The software project page also provides AppImage and Deb packages, as well as Windows and Mac OS packages for download under ‘Assets’ section:

For most Linux, you may download the non-install AppImage package, make it executable via right-click menu “Properties” dialog -> “Permissions” tab, and finally click run the package to launch it.

For Debian and Ubuntu based system, download the .deb package and install it by running command in terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

sudo apt install ~/Downloads/ksnip-*.deb

NOTE for Ubuntu 22.04, double-click installing this local deb via “Software Install” option may not work properly. It refers to the Snap package, rather than installing the local package.

Option 3: Ubuntu PPA (unofficial)

For those prefer Ubuntu PPA, here’s an unofficial repository with Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 22.10 and Ubuntu 23.04 support.

Simply press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal, and run the commands below one by one will add the PPA and install the screenshot tool from it.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/ksnip
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ksnip libkimageannotator0 libkcolorpicker0

Install the OCR plugin:

The OCR plugin is available to install as a separate package. It’s available to download at the link below:

Click to expand the ‘Assets‘ section, download & install the .deb package for Debian and Ubuntu based system.

Uninstall Ksnip

For the snap package, simply click ‘uninstall’ button in Ubuntu Software.

For deb package, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard and run the command below to remove it:

sudo apt remove --autoremove ksnip libkimageannotator0

And, remove the Ubuntu PPA (if added) by running command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/ksnip

DeaDBeef Music Player 1.9.5 Adds PipeWire output Support

The lightweight DeaDBeef music player got an update recently. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 18.04.

Just like Audacious did in v4.3, DeaDBeef 1.9.5 added the low-latency PipeWire sound server support. Meaning Ubuntu 22.10+, Pop! OS 22.04 and all current Fedora Linux users can select use the new sound output in ‘Preferences’ settings page.

The release also added new LibRetro resampling plugin, updated DUMB plugin with Chiptune voice muting support. Other changes include $itematindex(index,value) function to title formatting, improved drawing of spectrum analyzer, and various bug-fixes. See release note for details.

DeadBeef custom layout

How to Install DeadBeef 1.9.5

The music player website provides official packages for Linux, Windows, and macOS, available to download at the link below:

However, I personally prefer using the PPA repository, which provides both GTK3/2 and Qt5 user interface, as well as a few more plugins. Sadly, the PPA so far supports only Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and their based systems.

  1. Firstly, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open a terminal window. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:spvkgn/deadbeef

    Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

  2.  After adding PPA, update system package index by running command below, though it’s done automatically in Ubuntu 20.04+.
    sudo apt update
  3. Finally, install the music player with your favorite UI interface (GTK3 for example):
    sudo apt install deadbeef-gtk3

    As you see in the screenshot, you may also install the mpris2 plugin, Qt5 UI, file browser plugin, etc.

Uninstall DeadBeef

To remove the PPA, use command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:spvkgn/deadbeef

And remove the music player via:

sudo apt remove --autoremove deadbeef*

Darktable 4.2.1 Released with Various Bug-fixes, New Cameras Support

Darktable, the free open-source photography application and raw developer, released version 4.2.1 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04 and Ubuntu 22.10.

Darktable 4.2.1 is a new point release. There’s no big features but minor changes. It now uses magic bytes to identify JPEG files, so even JPEG image with incorrect file extension is supported. Also, it adds ability to assign shortcuts to the “quick access” style and preset menus at the bottom of the darkroom view.

The release also added base support for Canon EOS Kiss X10/X10i, Leica M9 (dng), Nikon Z 30 (12bit-compressed, 14bit-compressed), OM System OM-1/OM-5, Panasonic DC-G95D/DC-G99D (4:3), Ricoh GR IIIx (dng).

It also adds White Balance Presets for Nikon Z 9, and noise profiles for Fujifilm GFX100S, Fujifilm X-H2/X-H2S, OM System OM-1, Sony ILCE-7SM3, Canon EOS 250D / Kiss X10 / Rebel SL3 / 200D Mark II, Canon EOS R7.

For more about Darktable 4.2.1, see the release note in github.

How to install Darktable 4.2.1 in Ubuntu via PPA

The software website refers to the OBS repository that contains native packages for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and SUSE.

For choice, here’s an unofficial Ubuntu PPA contains the packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 22.10.

NOTE: There’s no JPEG-XL support, since the library is not available in Ubuntu repository until 23.04. And, the new release requires libheif >= 1.13.0, so HEIF support excluded in Ubuntu 22.04 and earlier. Please leave comment if you do need them.

1. First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open a terminal window. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

2. Linux Mint use may need to run command to manually refresh package cache:

sudo apt update

3. Finally install the photography software either via the command below:

sudo apt install darktable

Or by installing package updates via Software Updater. NOTE: You are strongly advised to take a backup first.

Darktable is also available as universal Flatpak package that works in most Linux systems.

Fix no window border issue

Darktable seems not rendering its window border in Ubuntu with default Wayland session. As a workaround, either switch back to classic Xorg session, or run Darktable using X11 backend.

To do so, either open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to launch Darktable from command line:

GDK_BACKEND=x11 darktable

Or, modify the shortcut icon file via following steps:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the shortcut file to local folder by running command:

sudo cp /usr/share/applications/org.darktable.darktable.desktop ~/.local/share/applications

2. Change the owner ship to current user:

sudo chown $USER:$USER ~/.local/share/applications/org.darktable.darktable.desktop

3. Edit the file with gedit text editor:

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/org.darktable.darktable.desktop

For Ubuntu 22.10 +, replace gedit with gnome-text-editor.

4. Finally, find out the line started with Exec and change it into Exec=env GDK_BACKEND=x11 /usr/bin/darktable %U. Also remove the line start with TryExec.


To remove darktable, simple run command in a terminal window:

sudo apt remove --autoremove darktable

And, remove the Ubuntu PPA by either removing source line in ‘Software & Updates’ utility under ‘Other Software’ tab, or running command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

If you would like to revert back the stock Darktable package in system repository, just purge the PPA instead of removing it as well as the software packages and install old version back.

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

Audacious Music Player 4.3 Beta added PipeWire output & Opus Support

The lightweight audacious music player announced the beta release of the next v4.3 a few days ago.

Usually, the final release will be out in next or next few months with mostly no change since beta. So far, this beta release include the following new features.

The new release added plugin support for Pipewire, which is a low latency sound server that is default in Ubuntu since 22.10.

Also, it added a plugin for Opus audio decoding support. Though it previously supports Opus through FFmpeb library compiled with --enable-libopus.

Audacious 4.3 also added again GTK3 as well as Qt6 support. In current v4.2 stable, I prefer to use Qt UI since GTK2 interface looks ugly due to incorrect icon size.

However, Qt UI lacks automatic light and dark mode switch depends on system color scheme in GNOME (default desktop environment in Ubuntu). With the new GTK3 build, it now looks good in my case in Ubuntu 22.04 with better integration.

Audacious 4.3 GTK3 UI

Other changes in Audacious 4.3 Beta include:

  • Implement Meson build system.
  • Allow copying file path in song info dialog
  • Support Ogg FLAC audio streams
  • Support reading embedded lyrics tags
  • Support new song length database format in SID plugin
  • Increased M3U file size limit from 16 MB to 256 MB
  • Support Publisher and Catalog Number tags
  • Add file filter to Export Playlist file dialog
  • Removed alarm plugin due to serious bugs

How to Get Audacious 4.3 Beta:

Audacious website provides the Windows EXE and source code for downloading at the link below:

For all current Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 22.10, here’s a test PPA contains the new Beta release package. Just open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the commands below one by one to install it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/test3
sudo apt update
sudo apt install audacious audacious-plugins

NOTE: The PPA is for testing purpose only!! The packages will be removed once the stable release is out! For the stable release, use this PPA instead.


To uninstall Audacious packages installed from PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove libaudcore5 audacious-plugins-data

And remove the PPA repository via command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/test3

Transmission 4.0.0 Released with BitTorrent v2 Support

Transmission, the default torrent downloading app for Ubuntu, announced the new major 4.0.0 release today!

The new release migrated the codebase from C to C++ programming language. And now it uses the gtkmm toolkit instead of GTK for its user interface.  With the code improvements, it can even have 50% less CPU and 70% fewer memory usage.

Transmission 4.0.0 introduced support for using BitTorrent v2 and hybrid torrents. In ‘Preferences’ ->’Network’ settings page, there’s option to set default public trackers. And in “Seeding” settings page, it allows to call a custom script when done seeding.

Other changes in Transmission 4.0.0 include:

  • New version system (v3.00 -> v4.0.0)
  • Remote control GUI now use RPC API ‘table’ mode, resulting smaller payloads and less bandwidth usage.
  • Rewrite Web app in JavaScript with fully mobile support.
  • Support IPv6 blocklists.
  • See github release page for details.

How to Install Transmission 4.0.0 in Ubuntu:

Windows and macOS users can download the new release package from the software website:

For Linux user, there’s no package at the moment of writing. But as a lazy man, I use this pre-installed app to download torrents in Ubuntu frequently. If possible, I’ll make a deb package in case no PPA packages available in next few days.

LibreOffice 7.5 Released with New App Icons, Improved Dark Mode Support

LibreOffice, the default office suite in most Linux, announced the new 7.5 feature release today!

The new release has greatly improved the dark mode support. It now has fully dark appearance, instead of leaving the document background white in dark mode.

LibreOffice 7.5 now has new icons for standard app shortcuts, MIME types, and macOS specific app shortcuts. App start center now includes a filter box for Recent Documents.

A better single-toolbar user interface is available under “View -> User Interface” menu, with context-aware controls and their customization support.

The “Writer” app gains new Plain Text content control and Combo Box content control. And, Content Control now supports titles and tags, as well as exporting to PDF.

For “CALC”, data tables are now supported in charts, the Function Wizard allows to search for descriptions. And, Impress & Draw gets a new set of default table styles.

Other changes in LibreOffice 7.5 include:

  • Much more visible bookmarks in writer.
  • Initial machine translation based on DeepL translate APIs
  • Ability to define a custom color for Grammar mistakes in the Application Colors dialog.
  • “Spell out” number formats in CALC.
  • Ability to crop inserted videos in the slide and still play them
  • Run presenter console can run as a normal window.

See short video about new features of LibreOffice 7.5:

How to Install LibreOffice 7.5 in Ubuntu Linux.

LibreOffice is available to install in 4 different package formats: Deb, Flatpak, AppImage, and Snap.

NOTE: User can install all of them side by side in same machine, meaning have duplicated app icons in start menu (‘Activities’ overview search results).

Option 1: Deb package

Libreoffice website offers official .deb packages, which is however built for supporting all Debian based systems.

For better integration, the LibreOffice Fresh PPA is HIGHLY recommended for Ubuntu Linux. User can press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and run command to add it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Then, run regular updates via Software Updater (Update Manager) app will update the pre-installed LibreOffice packages to the latest!

NOTE: A new feature release usually needs several days testing before made into PPA. Meaning the PPA at the moment is not updated for v7.5.

Option 2: Snap package

Snap is an universal package runs in sandbox. Ubuntu 20.04 and higher can easily search for and install LibreOffice as Snap from Ubuntu Software.

As mentioned, install LibreOffice Snap will cause duplicated app icons to the pre-installed package.

Option 3: Flatpak package

Flatpak is another universal package runs in sandbox. It’s a competitor to Snap. Users can run following commands one by one to install LibreOffice as Flatpak.

  • First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. Then run command to install Flatpak daemon:
    sudo apt install flatpak
  • Next, install the office suite as Flatpak via command:
    flatpak install https://dl.flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.libreoffice.LibreOffice.flatpakref

Option 4: AppImage

AppImage is an non-install package format runs in most Linux. It’s a good choice to try AppImage until the LibreOffice Fresh PPA updated for the new release packages.

Just grab the package from the official website:

Then, right-click and go file “Properties” dialog, add executable as program permission under Permission tab, and finally click run the AppImage to launch the office suite.


For the LibreOffice PPA package, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa

It will remove the PPA repository and downgrade the office suite to the pre-installed version.

For the Flatpak package, run the command below to remove it:

flatpak uninstall --delete-data org.libreoffice.LibreOffice

For other two, either uninstall via Ubuntu Software or just remove the package file.

OnlyOffice Desktop Editors 7.3.0 Released! Native Dialogs & Better Flatpak/Snap Support

OnlyOffice announced the new 7.3.0 release for its desktop editors office suite one day ago.

For Linux users, the new release now use native dialog windows (e.g., file manager and print). And, it adds support for xdg-desktop-portal in the file dialog window, meaning better desktop integration for application installed as Flatpak and/or Snap packages.

This release also add a Quick Print button right beside the original print button. Instead of bringing to the print configuration page, it will directly send your entire document to the last selected or default printer.

For the Spreadsheet Editor, there’s new Watch Window under Formula tab, as well as new functions include TEXTBEFORE, TEXTAFTER, TEXTSPLIT, VSTACK, HSTACK, TOROW, TOCOL, WRAPROWS, WRAPCOLS, TAKE, DROP, CHOOSEROWS, CHOOSECOLS.

Other changes in OnlyOffice 7.3.0 include:

  • Advanced forms via Forms tab in DOCXF files -> Available fields and Manage Roles menu
  • SmartArt (e.g., List, Process, Cycle, Hierarchy, Matrix) under Insert tab.
  • Ability to password protect document while allowing filling forms, commenting, or tracking changes.
  • Ability to add links between several spreadsheets
  • New Date and time, Zip Code, Credit Card for creating forms.
  • Support for creating math equations in both Unicode and LaTeX syntax.
  • Show/hide left and right panel.
  • Ability to insert data from the XML Spreadsheet 2003 file

How to Install OnlyOffice Desktop Editors 7.3:

The office suite is available to install in Ubuntu Linux in 3 different package formats: Snap, Deb, and Flatpak. Choose either one that you prefer.

1. Snap

Snap is an universal package format that runs in sandbox. Ubuntu 20.04 and higher users can simply search for and install OnlyOffice as Snap from Ubuntu Software.

The snap automatically receive updates, though the package at the moment of writing is still at version 7.2.1.

ONLYOFFICE Snap in Ubuntu Software

2. Deb

Deb is the native package format for Debian/Ubuntu and their based Linux systems. OnlyOffice provides the .deb package along with RPM, EXE, MSI, and DMG packages for downloading at the github releases page:

Just select download the “onlyoffice-desktopeditors_amd64.deb” package, then click in file manager to open with Software Install and install it.

3. Flatpak

Linux Mint user may prefer the Flatpak package a bit more, since it’s available to install directly from the Software Manager.

It’s another universal package format runs in sandbox. Ubuntu user can install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors as Flatpak by following the steps below one by one:

First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open a terminal window. When it opens, run command to install the Flatpak daemon:

sudo apt install flatpak

Then, install the office suite via:

flatpak install https://dl.flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.onlyoffice.desktopeditors.flatpakref

The Flatpak package is also in v7.2.1 at the moment, use the command flatpak update org.onlyoffice.desktopeditors to update the package once new version published.

Uninstall ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor

Depends on which package you installed, choose to run either command below in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) window to remove the office suite.

For the Snap package, remove it either via Ubuntu Software or by running the command below:

snap remove --purge onlyoffice-desktopeditors

For the native deb package, run command to remove it:

sudo apt remove onlyoffice-desktopeditors --autoremove

And to remove the package installed as Flatpak, run command:

flatpak uninstall --delete-data org.onlyoffice.desktopeditors

Also clear useless runtime libraries via flatpak uninstall --unused command.

Linux Mint 21.1 Released! New Cursor Icons & Better Flatpak Support

The first point release of Linux Mint 21 is out! Code-name ‘Vera’, Kernel 5.15, Ubuntu 22.04 package base, and Cinnamon 5.6, MATE 1.26, XFCE 4.16 for each desktop edition.

The default theme for mouse pointer in Linux Mint 21.1 now is Bibata-Modern-Classic, a modern black and rounded edge bibata cursors. Though, user can easily choose another one from System Settings -> Themes. For those like it, the cursor theme is available in the github page.

New default Bibata Modern Classic cursor theme

The default icon theme Mint-Y now has always yellow folders with different accent colors. The previous default icons are now Mint-Y-Legacy available in Themes selection page. The accent colors are also revamped in this release, compare to the legacy ones they look more vibrant.

New default Icons

The release also improved the Flatpak package format support. Update Manager utility can now update Flatpak applications as well as the run-time libraries just like classic .deb packages. And, Software Manager now provides an option to choose between Flatpak and Deb if an app is available to install in both formats.

For 3rd repositories, Linux Mint 21.1 now follows Debian’s (rather than Ubuntu’s) new policy! When adding an Ubuntu PPA, it automatically install the key into ‘/etc/apt/keyrings‘ and adds signed-by section in source file, so the GPG key can only be used for that PPA repository.

Other changes in Linux Mint 21.1 include:

  • Hide Home, Computer, Trash and Network icons from desktop by default.
  • New sounds come from Material Design V2
  • New icons pre-installed: Breeze, Papirus, Numix, Yaru
  • Replace ‘Show Desktop’ panel applet with Microsoft Window style button in bottom right corner.
  • Add dummy hardware device, dummy packages in Drive Manager for debugging.
  • Add right-click menu option to verify ISO file checksum (sha256sum).

Get Linux Mint 21.1:

For the release note, as well as download link for the new ISO images, go to Linux Mint website:

For Linux Mint 21 user, it’s possible to upgrade to new 21.1 release via ‘Update Manager’ utility.

Kdenlive video editor 22.12 is out! PPA updated with Ubuntu 22.10 Support

KDE’s Kdenlive video editor released version 22.12 this Monday! See what’s new and how to install guide for Ubuntu 22.04 and Ubuntu 22.10.

The new release of the video editor overhauled the whole guide/marker system. The new ‘Guides’ dock is available to seek, search, sort and filter all marker and guide.

Kdenlive 22.12 also improved support for Glaxnimate integration. It now sends the content of the timeline to Glaxnimate (need version >= 0.5.1) which then shows it as background, which makes it much easier to create animations that play together with your videos.

Other changes in Kdenlive 22.12 include:

  • New ‘Remove All Spaces After Cursor‘ and ‘Remove All Clips After Cursor‘ options.
  • Hamburger menu (‘≡’ icon) in tool-bar when menu bar hidden.
  • More explanation text in tool-tip when pressing Shift.
  • Custom cache size limit.
  • Cleanup the software configuration page.
  • Initial Qt6 and KDE Frameworks 6 support.
  • New Pixabay Video provider
  • Add option to disable countdown on audio capturing.
  • Add Pipewire as SDL output
  • audio level visualization filter, audio spectrum filter, audio wave form filter

How to Install Kdenlive 22.12 via PPA in Ubuntu:

The official PPA has updated the packages for Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 22.10, and their based systems.

Add the PPA

To add the Ubuntu PPA, either press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or search for and open terminal (konsole) from start menu.

When terminal opens, run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

Install / Update Kdenlive

After adding PPA, user can either open Software Updater (or Update Manager) to update the software package from an installed version:

Or run the command below to install or update the video editor:

sudo apt install kdenlive

NOTE: Linux Mint user has to run sudo apt update first to manually refresh package cache

And, if you got overwriting files issue due to the old dependencies: libmlt-data and melt, run command to remove them and then re-run the apt command above:

sudo dpkg -r melt libmlt-data

Once installed, press Super (Windows logo key) to open ‘Activities’ overview or start menu, and search for and open Kdenlive.

Uninstall Kdenlive

To remove Kdenlive, either use your system package manager or run the command below in a terminal window:

sudo apt remove --autoremove kdenlive

And remove the Ubuntu PPA either by running command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable

Or use “Software & Updates” utility to remove the source line under “Other Software” tab.

OpenShot 3.0.0 Released! Multi Clips Export, 4K Support [Ubuntu PPA]

Openshot video editor announced the new major 3.0.0 release this weekend. Here’s the new features and how to install guide for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, and Ubuntu 22.10.

Openshot 3.0.0 added ability to export multiple video clips into their own video files, in their original profile / format, though I didn’t find out how to do this trick in the Linux build 😄.

The new release fixed many stability issues, reduced memory footprint, and improved video preview to have smoother video preview and fewer freezes and pauses during previewing. Also, it improved the icons, cursors, logos, as well as the maths to add fully supports high DPI displays and monitors, such as 4K monitors. User guide has been improved with updated screenshots and PDF output support.

Other changes in the release include:

  • Blender 3.3 support.
  • Display for real-time performance metrics
  • Export Animated GIF, MP3 (audio only)
  • New YouTube 2K, YouTube 4K, MKV (h.264) presets
  • And various other changes, see here for details.

How to Install OpenShot 3.0.0 in Ubuntu Linux

The video editor now provides official packages for Linux with both AppImage and PPA repository.

1. AppImage

AppImage is a non-install portable package that works in most Linux. It’s available to download at the link below:

Once you got the package, right-click and add executable permission in file ‘Properties’ dialog. Finally, click run AppImage to start the video editor.

NOTE: Ubuntu 22.04+ does not support AppImage out-of-the-box. Run sudo apt install libfuse2 command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to enable it.

2. Ubuntu PPA

For those who prefer the native .deb package, Openshot official PPA now builds the latest package for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 22.10, and even next Ubuntu 23.04 and their derivatives.

1. First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then run command to refresh package cache (done automatically in Ubuntu 20.04+):

sudo apt update

3. Finally, either run command to install openshot:

sudo apt install openshot-qt python3-openshot

Or, launch ‘Software Updater’ and install the package updates if an old version was installed.

After installed the app, search for and launch it either from ‘Activities’ overview or system start menu depends on desktop environment, and enjoy!

Uninstall Openshot:

To remove the video editor from Ubuntu based system, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove openshot-qt python3-openshot

And remove the Ubuntu PPA, either via command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

Or by removing the source line via ‘Software & Updates’ utility under Other Software tab.