Now, after installing my software of choice, I’m gonna make my experience as smooth and optimal for me.
THIS IS A WiP. So it will be updated according to my need, laziness and findings.
IF YOU HAVE any suggestions to this humble guide, I will be forever thankfull. So please let me know (:
1. Install Unity Tweak Tool
This will allow you to theme and customize a lot your Ubuntu installation.
$ sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
OPTIONAL: Another great tool for customizing is Unsettings. Install it by
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unsettings
2. Remove that overlay scrollbar
I simply don’t like that overlay bar. It sucks for me. Here’s how to completely remove it, without borking Tweak Tool.
3. Configure menubars
Just do as you please.
I turned this
4. Install Numix Theme and Icons
I really like the Numix theming. I really think it’s clean and sharp and well designed. And I do like how it makes ubuntu experience a whole lot better. So let’s get to it.
Let’s add the numix ppa, since it’s the easiest way to have it
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa
Now, let’s update the sources and install that lovely theme vodoo
sudo apt-get update
First the icon sets
sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme \ numix-icon-theme-circle numix-icon-theme-bevel
then the GTK theme
sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme
This will install al the available numix wallpapers
sudo apt-get install numix-wallpaper*
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: default rithmbox is fine for me, but clementine is also on my favs
e) handy stuff: terminal and file manager
6. Remove unwanted ubuntu stuff (optional)
I don’t like/use the e-mail application thunderbird, hell, I dont even use Ubuntu’s Software manager. So let’s remove it.
6.1 remove thunderbird
sudo apt-get remove thunderbird*
6.2 remove software center
because terminal ❤
sudo apt-get remove software-center \ && sudo apt-get --purge remove software-center*
6.3 remove update notifications
sudo apt-get remove update-notifier
6.4 remove that stinky amazon thingy
sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-common* \ && sudo apt-get --purge remove unity-webapps-common*
At the end of it perform auto-remove and auto-clean
sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get autoclean
ONCE AGAIN: IF YOU HAVE any suggestions to this humble guide, I will be forever thankful. So please let me know!!! (:
See you around, sailors!