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Important 20 Tweaks/Things
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Umair Riaz
At Apr 21, 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial is an exciting release for many users who prefer to
use LTS version, it has new application packages and features. Canonical
is trying to improve Ubuntu by time and seems they are succeeding,
unlike previous releases this release got some new features and

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release info checkout this post. It's been a tradition now that whenever
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smooth some rough edges and somehow to make their experience much
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it is' but a user like me may need some other things to be done after a
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there. Everything shared below is tested and works ne, so hopefully
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1: Move Unity Launcher to Bottom:


A new feature introduced in Ubuntu 16.04 is that now you can move
Unity Launcher to the bottom. There are two ways of doing it, one using
a single command and other is using Unity Tweak Tool.

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To move Unity Launcher to the Bottom use following command:


Terminal Command:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom

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To move Unity Launcher to the Left use following command:


Terminal Command:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Left

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2: Install Unity Tweak Tool:

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of parts of the Unity desktop, you need to use Unity Tweak Tool, since it
packs a lot of things in itself.

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Install Unity Tweak Tool with following command:


Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

3: Install Drivers via Additional Drivers:


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Open Dash and Search for "Software & Updates" or "Additional Drivers"
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4: Enable one-click to minimize feature:


Minimize on click had landed in previous Ubuntu versions and it is
disabled by default, it is unsupported in Ubuntu 16.04 but still works
you can enable it from compiz setting manager.
To install CCSM enter following command in Terminal:
Terminal Command:

gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/proles/unity/plugins/unityshell/


launcher-minimize-window true

Or alternatively you can do it from compiz setting manager.


Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get install compizcong-settings-manager

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Go to Dash and Search "CCSM" > Then go to Unity plugin > Tick
'Minimize Single Window Applications' feature

5: Enable recursive search for Nautilus:


This time recursive search is disabled by default in Ubuntu. If you like
that feature you can enable/disable with simple two commands.

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Conky

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Recursive search
To enable recursive search for Nautilus, enter following command in
Terminal:
Terminal Command:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences enable-interactive-search false

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Type-ahead Search
To disable recursive search (Enable Type-ahead search) for Nautilus,
enter following command in Terminal:
Terminal Command:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences enable-interactive-search true

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Themes

6: Show username on panel:

Conky

Downloads

By default current logged-in username doesn't show on panel, so you


can enable it easily.

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VMs
To
Top

Enter following command in terminal:


Terminal Command:

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session show-real-name-on-panel true

To remove name from panel, Enter following command:


Terminal Command:

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session show-real-name-on-panel false

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7: Enable Locally Integrated Menus & Scale Title


+ Menus:
LIM (Locally Integrated Menus)
Local Integrated Menus display on the Title bar of any un-maximized
Window. By default it is disabled, if you like it you can enable it easily. Go
to System Settings > Appearance > Behavior > under 'Show the menus
for a window' > select "In the window's title bar"

Scale Title bars & Menu


A new feature added to Unity, now you can increase/decrease size of
Menus & Title bars easily. Go to System Settings > Displays > under
'Scale for menu and title bars' > adjust as per your needs

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8: Install Gimp Image Editor:


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GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed


piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition
and image authoring.

Enter following command in terminal to install gimp:


Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras

9: Firewall for Ubuntu:


Linux don't need Anti-virus but Firewall is important for any kind of
Operating System. UFW is installed by default in Ubuntu but it is
command line and disabled by default. You can install best

rewall

GUFW enable and manage it graphically.

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Enter following command in terminal to install rewall:


Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get install gufw


After installation open Dash and Search "GUFW" to con gure it.

10: Install Junk Cleaner (Bleachbit):


BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy.
Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary les,
delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there. Designed for
Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean a thousand applications
including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome,
Opera, Safari,and more.

Enter following command in terminal to install BleachBit cleaner:


Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get install bleachbit

11: Install Adobe Flash Plugin:


Flash player isn't available by default , So you can install ash player
easily from Ubuntu repositories.
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Open Terminal and enter following commands:


Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get install ashplugin-installer

Alternatively: install Adobe

ash from canonical partner repository,

open Software-Sources > Tab 'Other Software' and tick 'Canonical


Partners'

Now enter these to commands to update and install adobe ash:


Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install adobe-ashplugin

12: Install Java Support:


icedtea is a web browser plugin based on OpenJDK and IcedTea to
execute Java applets.

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Open Terminal and enter following commands:


Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get install icedtea-8-plugin openjdk-8-jre

13: Integrate online accounts in Ubuntu


Ubuntu has Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, Hotmail and other
accounts support. It offers you different features of your online account
within Ubuntu desktop. Go to Settings > Online Accounts and con gure
accounts.

14: Install Restricted Extras:


There are some Restricted extras available in Ubuntu repositories
which can't be install while installation but you can install these
Restricted extras by yourself. Restricted extras contains: mp3 playback
and decoding, support for various formats, fonts, java, ash plugin, lame,
dvd playback.
Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

15: Codecs and Enable DVD Playback:


If you are multimedia user and use Ubuntu for multimedia then these
codecs are very useful for you. You can install them by single command.
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Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get install mpeg gxine libdvdread4 icedax tagtool libdvd-pkg easytag
id3tool lame libxine2-mpeg nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 mpg321
libavcodec-extra gstreamer1.0-libav

16: Compression/Decompression tools:


You can compress and decompress 7z, zip, gzip, rar, xz, tar, bz2, xar,
tar.gz, tar.bz, and many others.
Enter following command in terminal to install:
Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get install p7zip-rar p7zip-full unace unrar zip unzip sharutils rar uudeview
mpack arj cabextract le-roller

17:
Tools/Tweaks
Management

For

Laptop

Power

If you are using laptop then TLP and laptop mode tools are really
important for your laptop battery and power consumption. These tools
have ability to save battery life and offer some other features.
Improve laptop power management with TLP
and
Save & Fix: Ubuntu/Linux Mint Doesn't Remember Your Laptop Screen
Brightness!
or
Install Laptop mode tools with this command:
Terminal Command:

sudo apt-get install laptop-mode-tools

18: Disable System Crash Reports:


If you are experiencing something crashes in your Ubuntu, and you don't
like to be notify with reports. You can disable them easily.
Enter following commands to disable crash reports:
Terminal Command:

sudo gedit /etc/default/apport

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Now text le will open, In the last line you will see "enabled=1" change it
to "enabled=0". Save and close le.
Now enter following command in terminal to stop apport service:
Terminal Command:

sudo service apport stop

19: To Reset Unity:


If something went wrong you can reset Unity desktop with following
commands.
Terminal Commands:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools


dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
setsid unity
unity --reset-icons

20: Some must have stuff for Ubuntu 16.04:


Run Windows Programs:Winehq,Playonlinux
Share Data between Windows/Linux/Mac: Create Safe Easy Shares
Using Samba, Con gure Samba for Windows & Ubuntu, Nitroshare
(Cross-Platform)
Media Players: XiX Player, MPV player, Minitube
File Managers:Nemo
Ebook Reader:Calibre, Adobe Reader
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Checkout Themes Collection
Checkout Icons Collection
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TexasTom2013 amonthago

HowaboutUBUNTUTWEAK?Whydiditnotmakethe
listof20tweaks?

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Admin >TexasTom2013 amonthago

@TexaxTom2013
TheUbuntuTweakisofficiallydead,youcanuse
UnityTweakTool.
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JasonM TexasTom2013 amonthago

UbuntuTweak,sadly,hasbeen"officially"
abandoned/discontinuedbytheprogrammer.
BUT...1.itisstillinthegetdeb.netppa/repo
ANDthe.debandsourcecodeisstillavailable
onvariouswebsites.
Eventhoughit'sdiscontinued,allfunctions
EXCEPTtheprogrammersownppa[sothe
applications]sectionwork[soallthetweaks
work]andsinceitisopensource,there'snothing
stoppingsomeskilledprogrammer[s]from
revivingit!

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Fatriff amonthago

1:MoveUnityLaunchertoBottom:<<erm..thisisthe
1stthingsomebodyshoulddo??Ifyouaskmeit'sthe
verylastthingtheyshouldeventhinkaboutdoing..It's
stupid&leavesyouwithbarelyanyverticalbrowsing
space.
Installflashplayer???IfyouuseChromiumorChrome
youdon'tneedtoworryaboutthat.
Gimp??KritaissomuchbetterthanGimpandandit
evenwipesthefloorwithPhotoshop.
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TitanKing>Fatriff amonthago

Iagree.HeshouldhavereplacedUnity
Launcher.......withCairoDock!
sudoaptgetinstallcairodock
youwon'tregretit!

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amonthago

18thplaceatthemomentisharmful.Becausethecrash
reportatthisstageneedtoactivelysenddevelopers.

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Ra48 amonthago

Ijustwannaask,howtouninstalllaptoptools?
thanksbefore.

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Umair

Admin >Ra48 amonthago

@Ra48
Usethiscommandtoremoveit:
sudo apt-get remove laptop-mode-tools
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sudo apt-get remove laptop-mode-tools

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Ra48>Umair amonthago

okaythanks,,

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BertDeMens 2monthsago

Thanks,somereallyusefulinfobundledonthispage!
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SilvioArnone 2monthsago

Ispossibletoinstallflashandrestrictedduringthe
installationprocess,awindowcomesoutaskingforthat
:)

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Umair

Admin >SilvioArnone 2monthsago

@SilvioArnone
Duringinstallationofrestrictedextras,ifterminal
askyousomethingthenyouhavetouseTaband
Enterkeys.

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SilvioArnone>Umair 2monthsago

HiUmair,thanksforyourmsgbutIwas
notasking.Waswishingtoinformthat
duringtheinstallationprocesscomesout
awindowaskingifwishingtoinstallflash
andotherfor.mp3etc.:)

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Mark 2monthsago

TheDVDinstructionsarewrongfor16.04,younolonger
needtoruntheinstallscript,infact,it'snoteventhere.
libdvdpkginstallsitforyouautomaticallynow.

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Umair

Admin >Mark 2monthsago

@Mark
ItisavailableviaMultiverserepository.Ifyou
enablethatrepoinsoftwaresourcesthenyouwill
getit.

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marcopolomint 2monthsago

Regarding#17,laptoptools.IthoughtthatTLPwas
installedbydefault,sincearound14.04?Cananyone
confirmthatthisstillneedstobedone?

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Admin >marcopolomint 2monthsago

@marcopolomint
No,TLPisnotinstalledbydefaultbutavailablein
Ubunturepositories.

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marcopolomint>Umair
2monthsago

Thankyouthankyouthankyou.Thatis

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