Lubuntu 15.10 post-install configuration


After Lubuntu 15.10 was successfully installed, there were still some tweaks I needed to make to be fully satisfied.  Feel free to use or ignore as you see fit:

Run system update via Start > System Tools > Software Updater

Set up video card

Add/Remove applications:
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser default-jdk libreoffice thunderbird keepassx audacity git xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl-extra p7zip-full shutter avidemux
sudo apt-get remove gnumeric abiword firefox pidgin sylpheed xpad
sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg
sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

Right-click time in bottom-right corner > Select Digital Clock Settings > Change clock format from %R to %l:%M %p

Change the screen saver: Start > Preferences > Screensaver

Change the launch bar:
Right-click the File Manager icon in bottom left corner > Select Application Launch Bar settings > add Thunderbird, Leafpad, KeepassX and LXTerminal

Change the desktop wallpaper:
Search for a desired wallpaper and save it to your hard drive.  Right-click desktop and select Desktop Preferences > Appearance tab > Click button next to current Wallpaper image and browse for your new wallpaper.

Change the default view:
Open file manager > Edit > Preferences > General tab > set Default View to Detailed List View

Set Thunderbird to reply to messages above quoted text:
Open Thunderbird > Edit > Preferences > Advanced tab > General tab > Config Editor... button > search for default.reply_on_top and set the value to 1

Add printer:
For my HP Officejet Pro 8100, I needed the HP drivers:
sudo apt-get install hplip printer-driver-hpijs hplip-gui && sudo hp-setup
Start > System Tools > Printers  -->  right-click  -->  Set as Default

Install Chromium plugins:
https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wappalyzer/gppongmhjkpfnbhagpmjfkannfbllamg
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/clear-cache/cppjkneekbjaeellbfkmgnhonkkjfpdn
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ghostery/mlomiejdfkolichcflejclcbmpeaniij
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/recent-bookmarks/olndffocioplakeilhkgenfgdincjlpn

Edit keyboard shortcuts:  sudo leafpad ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml 

after the <!-- Keybindings for desktop switching -->  line add:

<keybind key="C-l">
     <action name="Execute">
           <command>xscreensaver-command -lock</command>
     </action>
</keybind>

then, replace:

   <!-- Take a screenshot of the current window with scrot when Alt+Print are pressed -->
    <keybind key="A-Print">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>scrot -u -b</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>  

with:

  <!-- Take a screenshot of the current window with shutter when Alt+Print are pressed -->
    <keybind key="A-Print">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>shutter -a -e</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>

then, replace:

  <!-- Launch scrot when Print is pressed -->
    <keybind key="Print">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>scrot</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>  

with:

  <!-- Launch shutter when Print is pressed -->
    <keybind key="Print">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>shutter -f -e</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
   

...then save and close the XML file

Configure shutter:
create a folder called screenshots in your home directory
open Start > Accessories > Shutter
from the menu, select Edit > Preferences
Main side-tab:
Filename: %Y%m%d-%NN
Directory: screenshots
Actions side-tab:
Open with: place checkmark next to Built-in Editor
Behavior side-tab:
uncheck Display pop-up notification after taking a screenshot
click the Close button and main shutter window to save the changes

Logout and log back in to test your changes (Window+L will lock your screen, Print Screen will bring up the entire screen in shutter, and +Print Screen will bring up the active window in shutter)


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