Pimping up your Ubuntu!

Want great look and feel on your Ubuntu machine? then follow this guide!

First of all, install NUMIX icons and themes

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa

$sudo apt update

$sudo apt install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle

Then, to easily change the themes and icons, install unity’s tweak tool

$sudo apt install unity-tweak-tool

If you are on a GNOME based desktop (not unity) then get gnome’s tweak tool!

$sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

Now go to the unity tweak tool and change the theme and icons!

The other thing is GUAKE terminal emulator…it is so cool!

To install it just open up Ubuntu software center and search for GUAKE.

Now it is time to have a nice dock bar so you can stick items and shortcuts on it!

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky

$sudo apt update

$sudo apt install plank

If you face problems with shut down or logging out of Ubuntu after installing plank, you should delay the starting time of plank when you are setting it up in the startup. To do so, instead of calling plank executable directly, use the command below:

sh -c 'sleep 10 && plank'

Please note the single quotes!!

Saeid Yazdani

An Electronics Engineer with passion in Embedded Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Assembly, Desktop and Mobile Development, Web Development and generally anything that has to do with hardware and software of any kind!

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