The Chromebook Yosemite Desktop

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The Chromebook Yosemite Desktop

Paul’s desktop might look like it’s a Mac, but it’s actually running on his Chromebook Pixel. With a little customization and some new icons, he’s made it his own, and it looks great. Here’s how he tweaked it.

Remember, if you want your desktop featured here, submit it to our Desktop Showcase! Just post it (and how you made it) to your Kinja blog (the one that came with your account) and tag it “desktop showcase.” We’ll see it, look it over, and if we like it, we’ll feature it! You can post it to our Flickr pool too like Paul did here, but we check the Desktop Showcase first!

That said, here’s what you’ll need:

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That’s about it. The real kicker here is getting GNOME running on your Chromebook, which is the key to everything else here. If you like what you see, make sure to head over to Paul’s Flickr page to let him know, and ask your questions if you have them!

Do you have a good-looking, functional desktop of your own to show off? Share it with us! Post it to your personal Kinja blog using the tag Desktop Showcase or add it to our Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr pool. Screenshots must be at least at least 640×360 and please include information about what you used, links to your wallpaper, skins, and themes, and any other relevant details. If your awesome desktop catches our eye, you might get featured!

Screenshot | Flickr

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Fix Your Bluetooth Audio in Yosemite With This Terminal Command

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Fix Your Bluetooth Audio in Yosemite With This Terminal Command

Mac OS X Yosemite adds a bunch of new features to your Mac. The upgrade also added some annoyances, like lousy Bluetooth audio. That’s by design, but you can fix it.

The standard setting prevents conflict with other Bluetooth devices. If you’d like better audio though, you can change the settings with this terminal command:

defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min (editable)" -int 40

This command works in other versions of OS X, but the Bluetooth Audio problems seem worse in Yosemite than previous versions. The number 40 is the sound quality setting. Note: a higher number could cause compatibility problems with other Bluetooth devices, so start at 40 and work your way up.

Check out the other commands to fix some of Yosemite’s annoyances below.

Commands to Make Yosemite Suck Less | Avery Z Chipka

Photo by Karl Baron.

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