The Unity desktop was quite a big step forward in usability and design back when it came out (at least in my opinion), but by the end of the decade, the reskinned Gnome 3 environment became quite dated compared to the competitors. There are things in both macOS (window decorations) and Windows 10 that I like way more, but I also want to keep Ubuntu for the speed and stability.
During the current pandemic, the home office suddenly became the preferred mode of work. This, of course, caused a huge increase in webcam prices and shortages in supply. I ran into the same problem and my laptop camera was no viable alternative either with its subpar quality. Luckily, there is a way to use my better-than-average phone camera for conference calls with the desktop computer running Ubuntu.
Ubuntu 20.04 just arrived with fractional scaling of the desktop available from the settings. Yes, you have to turn it on first to be able to choose fractional scaling of 125% or 150%, but finally you don't have to edit gnome settings to do this. Also, this time it might work as intended too...
WebP is an image format employing both lossy and lossless compression currently developed by Google. It is great if you want that slight advantage when you look at your SEO scores, but not so great (yet) for Facebook share images. The problem is, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS comes with GIMP 2.8 by default and this version cannot export to the WebP format.
Your AMD video card will probably work flawlessly out of the box without installing any additional drivers in Ubuntu. However if you are unlucky like me and experience random crashes, you might want to give the official drivers a try.
By now, the sound coming out from a computer should be a trivial issue. Ever since soundcards integrated on PC motherboards appeared, all you had to do was to plug in your speakers or headphone in the green stereo audio-out port and everything worked like magic. At least that is how it should work.
As I've already complained before, I'm really tired of the default Ubuntu desktop. Yes, it is practical and easy to use, but it's basically unchanged ever since... forever. Maybe we can do something about it if we try hard enough.
If you ever used any Linux distribution, you are most likely familiar with the default Bash completion functionality. You start typing a command, hit Tab, and the command gets automatically completed. If there are multiple commands that match what you typed so far, you can hit Tab two times, and Bash displays a list of all possible completions. The same works for variables and filenames, but not for the many commands Git provides.
Ubuntu was once the pretty alternative to Windows with its clean aesthetics and (mostly) uniform user interface - at least for those who couln't afford to buy a Mac. Ever since Windows 10 was released, Ubuntu seemed to fall behind in looks. Basically almost nothing changed in the last 10 years even though Unity was replaced by Gnome 3 on the desktop.
Ever since Ubuntu 12.04, the automatic error reporting service called Apport is enabled by default on boot. This should be a good thing... right until the "System program problem detected" window starts popping up randomly many times during the day.