Ubuntu Tips

This page contains a number of shorter items that people find useful

  1. Removing Guest Access and Removing Remote Login

    a. Ubuntu 13.04 and earlier

    sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    # add the lines
    allow-guest=false
    greeter-show-remote-login=false
    

    b. Ubuntu 13.10

    sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-unity-greeter.conf
    # add the lines
    allow-guest=false
    greeter-show-remote-login=false
    
  2. Remove the Mail Icon

    sudo apt-get remove indicator-messages
    # a re-login is necesary
    
  3. Remove Chat Icons from Messaging Menu

    sudo apt-get remove empathy*
    sudo apt-get remove gwibber*
    sudo apt-get remove telepathy-indicator
    
  4. Overlay Scrollbars

    a. Disable

    gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal
    

    b. Enable

    gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode
    
  5. Disable System Crash Reports

    sudo gedit /etc/default/apport
    # change "enabled=1" to "enabled=0"
    sudo service apport stop
    
  6. Firewall for Ubuntu

    sudo apt-get install gufw
    
  7. Move Minimize, Maximize, Close Buttons to Right

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ':minimize,maximize,close'
    
  8. Compression/Decompression Tools

    sudo apt-get install p7zip-rar p7zip-full unace unrar zip unzip sharutils rar uudeview mpack arj cabextract file-roller
    
  9. Must have Misc/Softwares for Ubuntu 13.10

    • Enable Transparent Desktop Cube and Wobbly Windows
    • Google Chrome
    • Skype
    • WineHQ (Windows Program Loader)
    • Cairo Dock
    • Gimp Image Editor
    • Curlew Multi-Converter
    • Deepin Software Center
    • VirtualBox
    • Grub Customizer
    • Install and Configure Samba Sharing between Windows and Ubuntu
    • Latest Nvidia Drivers (Only for those who own Nvidia Card)
    • Ati Amd catalyst Drivers (Only for those who own ATI Card)
    • Media Players: VLC, Xnoise
    • File Managers SunFlower Twin-Panel
    • Checkout Conky Collection
    • Checkout Themes Collection
    • Checkout Icons Collection

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