20 Things to Do After Installing Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla

20 Things to Do After Installing Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla

Here’s our pick of the 20 top things to do after installing Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla. In this article, we’re going to explain things you need to do after installing Ubuntu 20.10 , to get you started with using Groovy Gorilla.

1. Check Updates and Install Package Updates

via Terminal

Open Terminal use the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + T and enter the following command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

via update-manager

press Alt+F2 on your keyboard, then type ‘update-manager’ and press Enter

After the Software Updater opens up, Click the ‘Install Now’ button and enter your password

2. Install Google Chrome

Download Google Chrome latest stable installation file via terminal
Open Terminal use the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + T and enter the following command.
wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Now install Google Chrome latest stable installation file via dpkg and enter the following commandsudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

3. Install Complete Multimedia Support
If you want to play files like MP3, MPEG4, AVI etc on Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla, you’ll need to install media codecs. Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla doesn’t install it by default because of copyright issues in various countries.

As an individual, you can install these codecs easily using the Ubuntu Restricted Extra software package.

Open Terminal use the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + T and enter the following command.

sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Press OK

 

4. Install GNOME Tweaks

With GNOME Tweaks you can can do a lot of changes on your Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla including…

Change GTK theme & icon theme
Disable animation to speed up your desktop
Control desktop icons
Manage GNOME extensions
Move window buttons to the left
Change desktop font and font size
Control your touchpad behavior like Disable touchpad while typing, Make right click on touchpad working
Change power settings
Decide what’s displayed in the top panel
Automatically centre new windows
Show weekday in the clock label
Switch between Dynamic and Static workspaces

You can easily install GNOME Tweaks

Open Terminal use the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + T and enter the following command.

sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

5. Install Archive Utilities Tools

Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla ships with tar, zip and unzip archiving utilities by default. To support different archive files that you can use on your Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla, you need to install other archiving utilities tools software such as p7zip-full, p7zip-rar, rar, and unrar

Open Terminal use the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + T and enter the following command.

sudo apt install rar unrar p7zip-full p7zip-rar

6. Install Useful and Popular software

Even though one might notice a few major software titles missing, almost all the popular software has Linux support. To help you get started, we will recommend a few free Ubuntu Linux Software here:

Lots of favorite and useful software that you can install with Ubuntu software or other sources

VLC
Zoom Client
Skype
GIMP
Blender
Krita
Kdenlive
VirtualBox
Inkscape
Slack
Steam
Telegram
DropBox

7. Enable dark mode

You can enable the dark mode on your Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla by going into Settings and click Appearance section and select dark

8. Install Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic Package Manager is a graphical front-end package management tool for apt.

Open Terminal use the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + T and enter the following command.

sudo apt-get install synaptic

9. Select Default Applications

In Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla, once you double-click a file in the file manager, it will be opened with the default application for that file type. To change the default applications to open a file type in Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla, Open Settings, then go to Default Applications, and then select them from the drop-down menu for each category.

10.  Enable Night Light Mode

GNOME Night Light is a protective display mode that helps to protect your eyes by making the screen color warmer. To enable GNOME Night Light Mode on Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla, Open Settings, then go to Displays and click Night Light tab. You can schedule when to apply Night Light mode.

11. Connect to Your Online Accounts

Next Step Login to your online accounts. Go to  Settings, then click on Online Accounts.

12. Enable Minimise on Click  the ubuntu dock

Open Terminal use the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + T and enter the following command.

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

13. Install  Install NetSpeed Extenion

In your Google Chrome browser, simply go to extensions.gnome.org/extension/104/netspeed/

make sure install chrome-gnome-shell package

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

14. Configure Keyboard Shortcuts

Using keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 20.10 can increase your productivity and save you lots of time. To set your keyboard shortcuts, Open Settings, then click on Keyboard Shortcuts.

15. Add Your Favorite Apps to the Dock

To add your favorite applications to the Dock (on the left side of your desktop by default Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla), click on the Activities overview, search for the application you want like google chrome, then right-click on google chrome and select Add to Favorites.

 

16.Disable Startup Applications

Just like with Microsoft Windows, Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla also has some applications which start up automatically. Additionally, to speed up the system startup and boot up after installing the latest Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla, disabling some of the startup applications can help.

17. Backup Your System

Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla comes with the default Deja Dup backup tool for you to backup your relevant data. Note that this is not the Microsoft Windows-type restore point that you may be aware of. Instead, Deja Dup only stores your data files and folders on your system just in case something goes wrong.

18. Install Microsoft Fonts
Additionally, you can install Microsoft fonts in Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla.

Open Terminal use the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + T and enter the following command.

sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

19. Enable ‘do not disturb’ mode and focus on work

If you want to concentrate on work, disabling desktop notifications by enable ‘do not disturb’ mode

20. Clean your system

Last Step, we should take note of cleaning the Ubuntu System of any temporary leftover files and junk.

Open Terminal use the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + T and enter the following command.

To remove the packages that failed to install completely,

sudo apt-get autoclean

To remove the apt-cache,

sudo apt-get clean

To remove the unwanted software dependencies,

sudo apt-get autoremove

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