THIS IS A WiP. So it will be updated according to my needs and laziness
1. Disable Guest Session uppon login screen
To achieve this, one needs to edit the lightdm config file. open your terminal and type:
$ sudo geany /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Note: Geany here, is my default editor. replace it for other one you like.
Now add the following line
NOTE: this usually works on ubuntu. It doesn’t work, however, in elementary. At least for the time being.
2. Remove that overlay scrollbar
I simply dont like that overlay bar. It sucks for me. And in elementary, it’s only enable for certain things. so here’s how to completely remove it.
Type this in the terminal and for changes to take efect, just logout and login.
$ sudo apt-get remove scrollbar*
3. Configure hot corners
Just do as you please.
4. Switch button-layout to classical mode
I call it classical mode. By decision, the devs decided to have by default, close and maximize option on the windows. I kinda hate that! (hey, cant pelase everyone ^^) So in order have the classical mode, here’s how you do it:
$ sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
After that run dconf-editor and go to the following
org > pantheon > desktop > gala > appearance > button-layout
and replace close:maximize for :minimize,maximize,close
5. Edit your dock
This will facilitate a lot your usability. Choose wisely when cleaning your stuff and organizing it. I usually organize it in groups
a) web: browser(s)
b) IM stuff: irc client and pidgin
c) p2p stuff: amule and or torrent client
d) music player
e) handy stuff: terminal and file manager
6. Remove unwanted Elementary apps (optional)
I don’t like/use Totem Player, the calender app or even the e-mail application Geary Mail. I dont even use Ubuntu’s Software manager. So let’s remove them
$ sudo apt-get remove geary* $ sudo apt-get remove totem* $ sudo apt-get remove maya-calender* $ sudo apt-get remove software-center*