Settings swk

Ubuntu / Gnome settings (16.04 LTS):

  • System settings / Appearance / Behavior: check “Enable workspaces”, show the menus “in the window’s title bar”, menu visibility “always displayed”.
  • System settings / Regional format: Change to “English (Ireland)”.
  • System settings / Bluetooth: Turn off.
  • System settings / Details / Removable media: set all to “Ask what to do”.
  • System settings / Time & Date / Clock : check “Weekday”, “date and month”, “24-hour time”, “include week numbers”
  • System settings / Display: turn off “Sticky edges”, check “Launcher on all displays”
  • System settings / Text entry: set to “Allow different sources for each window” and “new windows use the default source”.
  • Unity tweak tool / Hotcorners: turn on, upper left corner set “Window spread”

Suse / KDE settings (42)

  • Settings / Desktop Behaviour / Desktop effects – deactivate “Fade”, “Blur”, “Translucency”,
  • Settings / Desktop Behaviour / Accessibility – deactivate “use system bell” in “audible bell”
  • Settings / Account Settings / KDE Wallet – deactivate
  • Settings / Input devices / Keyboard – configure English keyboard
  • Settings / Input devices / Mouse / General – set “double click to open files”

Firefox settings:

  • General: check “Make Firefox your default browser”, “Always ask me where to save files”, “Open new windows in a new tab instead”.
  • Search: uncheck “Provide search suggestions”.
  • Applications: change pdf to “Always ask”.
  • Privacy: “Use custom settings for history”, uncheck “Remember search and form history”, Keep cookies “I close Firefox”.
  • Security: uncheck “Remember logins for sites”.
  • Advanced / General: check “Search for text when I start typing”,
    uncheck “Check my spelling as I type”.
  • In about:config: set “browser.bookmarks.showRecentlyBookmarked” to False

Thunderbird settings:

  • Enable menu bar
  • Preferences / General: uncheck “When Thunderbird launches show start page”, uncheck “play a sound when new message arrives”.
  • Preferences / Display / Advanced: check “Close message window/tab on move or delete”, uncheck “Show only display name for people in my address book”.
  • Preferences / Composition / Spelling: uncheck “Enable spell check as you type”.
  • Preferences / Privacy: Uncheck “Accept cookies from sites”, check “Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked”.
  • View / Layout: uncheck “Message pane”
  • View / Today pane: uncheck “Show”
  • Account settings / Copies and Folders: change “Place a copy in”, check “Place replies in the folder of message”.
  • Account settings / Composition: uncheck “Compose messages in HTML format.”
  • Install Enigmail and import keys.

Pidgin settings:

  • Preferences / Interface: set “Hide new IM conversations” to “Never”. Set “New conversations” to “New window”
  • Preferences / Conversations: uncheck “show formatting”, uncheck “buddy animation”, uncheck “highlight misspelled words”, uncheck “resize smileys”.
  • Preferences / Sounds: check “Mute sounds”
  • Preferences / Status: set “Idle time” to “Never”, uncheck “change to this status”, set “startup status” to “available”.
  • Plugins: Enable “Message Notification”, “Message Timestamp Formats”,
  • Show: “Offline Buddies”, “Empty groups”