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All related parts: 1: Introduction 2: Linux base install 3: More user software 4: Tuning Linux 5: Tuning your software 6: Getting BricsCAD working 7: Publishing your drawings
Sometimes LibreOffice (LO) tries to be too smart. If you type MHz, you don’t want Mhz but there are plenty examples with multiple capitals you want to keep. Automatic placement of capitals as first character is annoying in Calc. Here we go…
- Use synaptic to search for “hunspell”, select languages for installation (like hunspell-xx) and apply.
- LO: Menu > Tools > Options > Language Settings > Languages > Default …
- Activated after restarting LO
- In Writer > bottom screen > LMB “language X” > more < 20.04 not executed.
- Icons can be shite, jaggy. And icon themes are limited, distinctive icons that work in dark themes are simply lacking. Not optimal but a suggestion:
- Menu > Tools > Options > View > Icon Style: Colibre SVG.
This web browser deserves further tuning. Privacy is an issue these days. See for example this article with links to extensions. Other functions can be added too so it’s time for add-ons, extensions.
Look and feel is important because you spend so much time in your browser. On large HiRes monitors, the default zoom level is often experienced as too small. Alternatively, the default scale (example:
1.5) can be changed too, but it is probably better to leave that to the system. Changing zoom level may be smart…
about:preferences > (
Installing your old environment is possible too. For example, export and import your “Logins & Passwords” and bookmarks. Missing an import button? Search the net, it will probably get fixed in time. Passwords export.
Understanding… translations! Simple translate does that for you. Can’t live without it. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/simple-translate/ .
Privacy / security
So let’s continue with working wonderful things!
This web browser deserves further tuning. Privacy is an issue these days and, even if you don’t care, security is involved too.
Paste about:addons as address for your local settings, take some time to browse for Firefox Add-ons…
Let’s break them down, # means considerable alternative:
In my case: seetings, target Dutch, second English,
- Dictionaries: Choose your languages and install… However, synaptic and searching for “firefox-locale” and choosing your languages is easy but since Firefox is a snap package I am lost.
sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extrasmay be a good addition. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu-restricted-extras.
- For non native language speakers, an add-on like https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/simple-translate/ is highly recommended. Do set target (your) language and tune “Display translation panel” on (ctrl-shift-a)
Migrating: Before you start Thunderbird for the first time, copy .thunderbird to your new home folder. Seamless!!
Continue with part 6: Getting BricsCAD working