Top X+1 things to do after installing Zorin OS 16

Line can installed with wine but maybe also some another idea on websides. I remember some software in linux can run app mobile.

I saw that Pop!_OS Shell is already mentioned in this thread. But while you are at it, I can highly recommend also installing Pop_OS! Launcher. It used to be part of Pop!_OS Shell but now you need to install it separately and it works great on Zorin

If you have ever run Pop!_OS you know how powerful the launcher is. It's like search on steroids. With the launcher, you can:

  • Launch applications
  • Open specific menus in Settings
  • Perform searches on specific websites (ex. google system76)
  • Perform calculations using the prefix: = (ex. =5+7+6)
  • Search recent files using the prefix: d: (ex. d:FileName)
  • Open file folders using one of two prefixes: / or ~/ (ex. ~/FolderName)
  • Run a command using one of three prefixes: t: or : or run (ex. run top)
  • Show launcher features by typing a question mark

Follow the tutorial here to install the Launcher

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I followed the steps mentioned in the link but i am unable to find the launcher after installation .
can you help me with that please

You should be able to open the app menu (z icon on the taskbar) and type the name of the application in the search bar. If it doesn't show you may want to remove it and try again. Sometimes new applications are not visible until after a restart.

yeah rebooting fixed the issue
Thanks!

There is an upgrade for pipewire, that automatically switches from and to hsp/hpf during calls from the A2DP profile and back after, for bluetooth devices. Use the following to add the repository from the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipewire-debian/wireplumber-upstream

Then you can install it with:

sudo apt install wireplumber

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Install GNOME Sushi (for nautilus only)
It has the same function as the Mac OS like "Quick Look" feature which comes handy when you are looking for an image or pdf but the thumbnail is too small or the file manager could not create the thumbnail. It creates a preview for the file when you click on the file and press space bar. When you press the space bar again, it closes the preview.
It works with images, pdfs, most text document formats and videos too!!

The guide by Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu:

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If you install Nemo (which i believe i recommended earlier) , you get a preview window in the file explorer on the right (similar to windows xp or windows 7 file explorer) when clicked. If you insist on sticking with nautilus, then emperor's suggestion is very useful. Personally, i don't care for using something that needs extensions for functionality (running KDE desktop with Nemo).

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  1. Install Zsh and
    Customize your shell with oh-my-zsh (change shell theme etc)
    and install plugins like autosuggestions zsh-syntax-highlighting

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  1. Install SysMonTask

Linux system monitor with the compactness and usefulness of Windows Task Manager:


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A better alternative for sysmontask :wink:

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It's awesome :smiley:

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