Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Here is the things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

1- Update The System

First you need to do is to update the system.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

2- Install Graphics Drivers

Go to from Unity Dash open the “Software & Updates”

Click “Additional Drivers” tab

Change it if you have any additional driver, install and apply.
That change will ask for your root password

3- Canonical Partners Repository

Go to from Unity Dash open the “Software & Updates”
Click “Other Software” tab
Check the Canonical Partners options.
That change will ask for your root password and update the software sources

4- Enable “Minimise on Click”

To click on icon to minimise the app that opened window. How to enable it? To do that:
Launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code):

gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ launcher-minimize-window true

or to do that install and use Unity Tweak Tool

5- Move The Unity Launcher from Left to Bottom

Unity launcher is on the left-hand side of the desktop by default. If you want you can move it to the bottom of the screen. To do that:
Launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code):

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

or to do that install and use Unity Tweak Tool

6- Application Menus Show Up Top Panel or Window’s Bar

Application menu appears in top panel by default and hide automatically.

If you prefer to see menus inside the window of the application they belong to (like me):

Go to System Settings > Appearance
Select the “Behavior” tab
Find “Show the Menus for a Window”
Click the circle next to “In the window’s title bar”

To make application menus “Always Show”

Go to System Settings > Appearance
Select the “Behavior” tab
Find the section: “Menus visibility

7- Tweak Unity

Unity Tweak Tool supports so many things that you can change in Unity: like moving the Launcher to the bottom. Setting the Launcher on autohide, changing Unity Launcher size, setting hot corners, changing the number of workspaces, enabling minimize to click on Unity Launcher, changing the GTK and icon theme, configuring the desktop fonts.

To install Unity Tweak Tool launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code):

sudo apt install unity-tweak-tool

8- Ubuntu Restricted Extras

Ubuntu Restricted Extras is a package for playing most audio and video formats like playing MP3, MP4 and other media files and more. (codecs,
encrypted DVD playback)
launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the following code (you can copy – paste the code):

sudo apt install unity-tweak-tool

9- How to install Java?

You may need Java, most users need OpenJRE and the Java browser plugin. To install Java launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code):

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

OR

You can install Java via Oracle Java PPA, by using the following commands step by step:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt update
sudo apt install oracle-java8-installer

10- How To Access Google Drive on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Accessing your Google Drive through the Nautilus file manager. Launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code):

sudo apt install gnome-control-center gnome-online-accounts

Then open the GNOME Control Center from the Unity Dash (or the command line).

Click on the Online Accounts icon then click Add Account, Google then enter your account details and set Gnome authorization. Now you can access your Google drive via Nautilus file manager.

11- How To Access Dropbox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Dropbox is the one the most popular storing and synchronizing could. To Access you file in Dropbox on Ubuntu via Nautilus is very easy to do that:
Launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code):

sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox

Then launch Dropbox from Unity Dash easy.

12- How To install Telegram on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

One of popular messaging tool is Telegram. And Telegram is available for Ubuntu.

Add the PPA and install Telegram using the following commands:
Launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code) step by step:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/telegram
sudo apt update
sudo apt install telegram

13- How To install GDebi in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

GDebi is application to install .deb files easily. GDebi GTK displays informations about the packages, like dependency, contents…
Launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code):

sudo apt install gdebi

14- How To install Synaptic in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Synaptic is a Package Manager that you can install the packages easily with it. It is very useful tool.
To install Synaptic launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code):

sudo apt install synaptic

15- How To install Install Gimp Image Editor in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a very popular free application (like photoshop) for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

To install GIMP launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code):
sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras

16- How To install Install Bleachbit in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

BleachBit is an application for disk space, tirelessly to guard your privacy, free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk. It wipes clean a thousand applications.

To install BleachBit launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (or you can copy – paste the code):

sudo apt-get install bleachbit

17- How To install Firewall in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

If you want to install a firewall (maybe it is important for you for some kind of Operating System. You can install firewall GUFW graphical interface.
To install GUFW launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code):

sudo apt-get install gufw

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