My linux setup
A few weeks ago I reported that I made the change from Mac to Linux. Since then I tested loads of stuff in Linux to the point where I choose my stuff. Later Ubuntu 18.04 came out and I decided to do a clean install with just the software I wanted.
Here’s the result.
Linux Distro: Ubuntu 18.04
First thing I did was change the layout and to do that I started with Gnome Tweak Tool.
sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool
Here’s my appearance settings:
On my desktop tab I have everything on (show icons, home, network servers, trash and mounted volumes).
Then some extensions were installed:
- Audio output switcher (I can change the output from headset to speakers)
- Clipboard indicator (have a clipboard history)
- Coverflow Alt-Tab (a fancy alt+tab menu)
- Custom corner (custom corner shortcuts)
- Dropdown Terminal (terminal opening on top of everything with shortcut)
- Flippery Move Clock (move the clock to the right)
- OpenWeather (weather in the top menu)
- Panel OSD (custom notifications)
- Places Status Indicator (places menu)
- Remove Dropdown Arrows (remove the dropdown arrows to have extra space)
- Status area horizontal spacing (reduce horizontal space)
- Ubuntu AppIndicators (always how indicators of the app you’re using)
- Ubuntu Dock (already came with the system)
- Dash to Panel (save them pixels and use just one bar)
- Suspend button (adds the suspend button to the gnome menu)
On my Top Bar I left only the applications Menu and Date. Everything else was removed. Layout wise was only a few more changes to do, those were made with the system wide settings menu.
Here’s the final look.
Now, on to the apps I installed to help with my day to day use.
- Mailspring (email client)
- Sublime Text 3
- Quassel IRC
- VLC media player
Only thing I’m still testing is a database managing software like Sequel Pro. I really loved that app on Mac.
Anything else I’m missing? Let me know!