15 Things to Do After Installing Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)

15 Things to Do After Installing Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)

1. Install Your Favorite Web Browser

Install google Chrome

Open Terminal and run this command

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
But for me my favorite web browser is Brave browser

Install Brave Browser

Open Terminal and run this command

sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl gnupg

curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key –keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add –

echo “deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

sudo apt update && sudo apt install brave-browser

2. Install GNOME Tweaks

With GNOME Tweaks you can can do a lot thins on your Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)

– Change GTK theme & icon theme
– Move your window buttons to the left
– Change your desktop font and font size
– etc

You can install gnome-tweaks via terminal window and simply run the following commands

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweaks

3. Install Multimedia Codecs

To play MP3 and other MP4 media files, you need to install multimedia codecs in your Ubuntu system. These multimedia codecs are available on Ubuntu repos, but they are not installed by default due to copyright issues in some countries.

You can install Multimedia Codecs easily on your Ubuntu 21.04

open a terminal window and simply run the following commands

sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras

4. Install p7zip and rar Archive Tools

for the purposes of zip and unzip or open rar files you need to install this software

Open Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and enter the following command.

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full p7zip-rar rar unrar

5. Install Top Tier software

– VLC (multimedia player like mp4, mp3, mkv and other)

– GIMP (image editing like pothoshop)

– Telegram (Multiplatform instant messenger service application)
– Zoom Client
– Freecad
– Openshot (video editor)
– Inkscape (Vector image editor)
– Steam

6. Install Flameshot

Flameshot is a super powerful yet simple and easy to use screenshot software

You can install flameshot easily with this command

sudo apt install flameshot

7. Install Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic is a GUI package management tool for apt.

To install Synaptic Package Manager

Open Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and enter the following command.

sudo apt install synaptic

8. Change Your Default Application

Open activities and then type Default Application

Now you can change it according to the application you want

9. Create Keyboard shotcut for volume up and down

Open setting and then click keyboard shortcut and then click volume up /volume down and then press your keyboard

I associate Volume Up with Shift + F12 and Volume Down with Shift + F11 

10. Enable dark mode

You can enable the dark mode easily. First Open Settings and then click Appearance and select dark

11. Install JAVA in Ubuntu

To install JAVA in Your Ubuntu system run the following command:

sudo apt-get install openjdk-11-jdk

12. Install KeePassXC offline password manager

KeePassXC is Cross-Platform offline Password Manager

sudo apt-get install keepassxc

13. Move close button to the left

Open gnome-tweaks and then click to Window titlebar tab and then move the toggle button to the left

14. Enable Night Light

GNOME Night Light will helps to protect your eyes by making the screen color warmer. To enable Night Light on Ubuntu

Open Settings, then Click Displays and click Night Light and then move night light toggle button

15. Clean your Ubuntu System

Open Terminal Ctrl + Alt + T and run this command

sudo apt autoclean && sudo apt clean && sudo apt autoremove

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