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8 Things to Do After Installing Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we'll unveil 8 essential tips to boost your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS experience. Let's start:
1. Update the system
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade{codeBox}

2. Enable additional repositories for more software using the Software & Update app:

Enable additional repositories using the Software & Update app 3-Enable UFW

  • Method 1: using a command line:

sudo ufw enable {codeBox}

  1. Method 2 : using GUFW

sudo apt install gufw {codeBox}

Enable ufw using GUFW
4-Install ubuntu-restricted-extras

sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras {codeBox}

5. Install synaptic package manager:

sudo apt install synaptic {codeBox}

6. Enable ‘Minimize on Click’ for the Ubuntu Dock

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'minimize' {codeBox}

7. Customize your desktop with the Tweaks app:
  • Change GTK theme & icons:
sudo apt install numix-gtk-theme papirus-icon-theme moka-icon-theme{codeBox}

Change GTK theme & icons
Note: Use Tweaks app 'appearance section' to select the new installed icons & themes. {alertInfo}

  • Try the new Communitheme:
sudo snap install communitheme {codeBox}

Note: after install it logout and select it from GDM {alertInfo}

Select Communitheme from GDM
  • Move window buttons
Move window buttons
  • Enable ‘battery percentage’ in the top bar
Enable ‘battery percentage’ in the top bar
  • Change system fonts
Change system fonts
  • Move the dock to button
Move the dock to button
  • Install & manage GNOME extensions:
1- Install the gnome shell host connector and the GNOME shell extensinon packages:
sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell gnome-shell-extensions {codeBox}

2. Install the GNOME extensions website add-on
Install the Gnome extensions website add-on
3. Install some extensions for example openweather (for weather information) & system-monitor (for cpu and memory usage): the system-monitor extension need this packages to work:
sudo apt-get install gir1.2-gtop-2.0 gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0 {codeBox}

8- Configure Firefox for more privacy
  • Install this 3 ad-dons : ublock orign, facebook container, HTTPS everywhere
  • Change the history and cookies preferences
Configure the history and cookies preferences
  • Enable tracking protection
Enable tracking protection
  • Disable Firefox data collection and use:
Disable Firefox data collection
🗨 You've completed the 8 essential post-installation tasks for your Ubuntu 18.04. Share your own list with us as well!
Djalel Oukid

Science teacher, PhD student, Master degree in Microbial biotechnology , Microbiologist, designer, video editor, podcaster & blogger. linkedin portfolio github

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