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.
1. Disable Guest Session uppon login screen
To achieve this, one needs to edit the lightdm config file. open your terminal and type:
$ sudo gedit /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-ubuntu.conf
Now add the following line
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*
NOTE: by uninstalling the scrollbar, unity-tweak-tool will not work!
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
Fisrt the icon sets
sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme \
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. Theming control and stuff
For more control of your dash and theming, I prefer using Unsettings and Gnome Tweak Tool, since after removing scrollbar we can’t use unity-tweak-tool. I’ve also installed Gnome Tweak Tool since Unsettings doesn’t detect numix theming, for some strange reason.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unsettings && sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
6. 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
7. 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.
sudo apt-get remove thunderbird*
sudo apt-get remove software-center \
&& sudo apt-get --purge remove software-center*
sudo apt-get remove update-notifier
sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-common* \
&& sudo apt-get --purge remove unity-webapps-common*
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