Things I do on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04

There are a number of things I do on my setup of Ubuntu and the first thing is changing the User Interface to my likings. I tend to make it more like mac OS as I have been in using mac for the last 5 years.

Let’s start by installing the GNOME Tweaks tool for theming the desktop. Open your terminal and run the following commands

$ sudo add-apt-repository universe
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

The first line will add the universe repository on our Ubuntu system and the second line will install the Tweak Tool.

Now, we need to install themes and icon packs. Go to the links below and download them. These two are by far most beautiful to me.

Unzip them and put the theme in your /usr/share/themes directory and icon into /usr/share/icons directory. Please remember the theme might be in another folder of your unzipped folder.

Now, open the Tweaks app and go to Appearance. Under Themes-> Application select Mojave-Dark and Icons to McMojave Cirlce-dark-blue.

Next is changing the left bar and making it look like mac’s dock. Open up your terminal and run the following command

$ sudo apt install dconf-editor

This command will install an App called Dconf Editor. When it is installed open the app and go to /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/
There you’ll see the option to customize your dock. Change the dock position value to BOTTOM, disable extend height and enable show trash.

To be continued…

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