8 things to do after installing Ubuntu 18.04

1. Update the system

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

2. Enable additional repositories for more software using software&update app

3-Enable ufw
  • Method 1: using a command line
sudo ufw enable
  • Method 2 : using gufw
sudo apt install gufw

4-Install ubuntu-restricted-extras

sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras

5. Install synaptic package manager:

sudo apt install synaptic

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

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

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

Note: Use Tweaks app 'appearance section' to select the new installed icons & themes

  • Try the new Communitheme:
sudo snap install communitheme

Note: after install it logout and select it from GDM

  • Move window buttons
  • Enable ‘battery percentage’ in the top bar
  • Change system fonts
  • 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

2. Install the gnome extensions website add-on

3. Install some extensions for example openweather (for weather information) & system-monitor (for cpu and memory usage)

Note: the system-monitor extension need this packages to work:

sudo apt-get install gir1.2-gtop-2.0 gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0

8- Configure Firefox for more privacy
  • Install this 3 ad-dons : ublock orign, facebook container, HTTPS everywhere
  • Change the history and cookies preferences
  • Enable tracking protection
  • Disable Firefox data collection and use
Djalel Oukid

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