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Enable google assistant on android without root

Recently, google started to roll out "google assistant" to all android smartphones with android 6.0 or above.
If you have those devices and didn't get the google assistant yet, here's how to enable it.

If your device is rooted, simply add  " ro.opa.eligible_device=true "  to your build.prop located at /system and you can skip step 5 and 6.

If your device is not rooted or you don't know what rooted means simply follow all the steps:

The first thing you need to do is to set your default language to English (US). To do that go to Settings -> Language and Input -> Set English (US) as default.

1. Go to and register for the beta program for the Google app.

2. Go to and register for beta test program for Google Play Services app.

After registering you will get an update for both of these apps in few minutes.

3. Go to…

Moving window controls to the right in Ubuntu

From Ubuntu 16.04 the developers have made it impossible to override the position of window controls. Many of us are accustomed to the window controls on right side type of interface. But it looks like the Ubuntu developers don't like it that way.

Unfortunately, if you are using Unity, the default window manager you are stuck with the controls on the left side. But if you are using Gnome you are lucky. Here's how to install it on your Ubuntu machine :

Open the terminal or press CTRL + ALT + T.

Then type the following command ad hit enter :

sudo apt install gnome-shell

To Gnome as your window manager logout and then choose Gnome as the window manager.

Here's how to move the window controls to the right side:

Open the terminal and type the following and hit Enter:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ':minimize,maximize,close'

That's it reboot and you'll have your window controls on the right side again!