8 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04 Vivd Vervet


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8 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04 Vivd Vervet
As people are taking a poll on our Ubuntu 15.04 released post, it seems people are interested in the tweaks and improvements made in Vivid Vervet. But you might get confused when you upgrade to Vivid Vervet that all the tweaks are not enabled by default. So how to enable them? Here in this post, I’m going to show you how to enjoy the latest tweaks and configure Vivid Vervet ease of use features.

Hope you have upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and searching for those interesting tweaks but not getting them…? Hmm… Be here and continue reading this article to end your search.

1. Update Vivid Vervet

As you complete installation and boot up the first time (notice boot time, it takes less time! 🙂 then you should be doing your first update. And hope you will not have to download the larger size of files as most of the packages are up to date. The sooner you upgrade the fewer updates there will be. Well, Check for updates and install all available updates.

update ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet

2. Install Tweak Tool

Install the tweak tool to better tweak your system.

install unity tweak tool in vivid vervet

3. Enable Minimize single-click

enable minimize on single click in vivid vervet

When you open app or file manager in Ubuntu then you can only minimize by clicking the minimize button at the top that is irritating most of the times. A very handy way is clicking on unity launcher icon to minimize the app window. This tweak is not enabled by default.Open Unity tweak tool Launcher >> check “Minimize single window applications on click”

4. Disable Online Search

disable online search in ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet

When you perform any search for an installed application or any file from Ubuntu dash then you get some online results related to your search. Disable it from Settings >> Security & Privacy >> Search

5. Install Graphic Card Drivers

Install graphics card drivers in Ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet

Install drivers from Software & Updates for better graphics performance. Open Software & Updates from the dash and click Additional Drivers to find & install the driver.

6. Enable “Always Show Menus”

enable always show menus in Ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet

A small but handy tweak made in Ubuntu 15.04 is that now window menus (File, Edit, View, Help, etc.) can always be visible without hovering over to the top title bar. First set the menu to show in window’s title bar –
System Settings >> Appearances >> check Show In window’s title bar as shown in Picture – 1Install dconf editor to show menu always

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Open dconf from dash, goto com >> canonical >> unity
check “always-show-menus” Picture – 2

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Picture – 1

enable always show menu in vivid vervet

Picture – 2

7. Install Firewall


A firewall is very useful as it protects your computer from attacks by blocking dangerous connections. Ubuntu 15.04 has already UFW firewall installed but it’s command line. Install Graphical interface for UFW to configure firewall easily.
$ sudo apt-get install gufw

8. Enhance Look

After configuring your system ease of user settings, you can enhance the desktop look by installing some wonderful themes and icons. You can go to our Linux Themes section from the site menu and install wonderful themes. You can check out the following mostly installed themes.

FlatBlueGray gtk theme in vivid vervet

FlatBlueGray 1.0.1

FlatBlueGray theme in vivid vervet

FlatBlueGray 1.0 GTK Theme

vertex gtk theme in vivid vervet

Vertex GTK Theme

install color ui theme in ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet

Color UI 1.3 RC 5
You can do some more tweaks in your Vivid Vervet from the tweak tool you installed. If you find any problem then don’t hesitate to comment below.