Display full date to toolbarI wanted to display the full date to my toolbar.
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-toolLaunch tweaks
Top Bar > clock > Date > Calendar > Show week numbers
An ebook readerThere is no ebook reader by default in Ubuntu 17.10. Calibre is the most famous of them.
sudo apt update && sudo apt install calibre
Network managerNetwork manager is installed on Ubuntu 17.10. I don't really like it because it changes your configuration. I try to disable these modifications in order to have a better control.
Randomize your MAC network addressUbuntu allows by design to generate a random network MAC address at each network connection. It is a basic privacy settings which could help you to prevent mac address ban or to increase the difficulty to track your habits.
vim /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/30-mac-randomization.conf [device-mac-randomization] # "yes" is already the default for scanning wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=yes [connection-mac-randomization] ethernet.cloned-mac-address=random wifi.cloned-mac-address=randomTo be sure if works well,
ifconfig && service network-manager restart && sleep 5 && ifconfigThe mac addresses from your ethernet interface and wifi interface must be different from the first ifconfig result displayed. sources:
Disable automatic update of /etc/resolv.confWhen you want to use a specific dns, you have to modify /etc/resolv.conf. NetworkManager modifies this file each time it started. To avoid that:
vim /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf [main] dns=none service network-manager restartTo be sure if works well,
cat /etc/resolv.confThe previous /etc/resolv.conf must be displayed. sources:
Disable the DNS resolverUbuntu comes with his own resolver integrated in Systemd, I don't need it.
systemctl disable systemd-dns systemctl stop systemd-dns
Speed test in command lineSometimes it could be useful to measure your bandwidth in CLI.
sudo apt install speedtest-cli speedtest-cli
Show display picture from others components (usb key, sd cards)By default, Nautilus shows miniature only from local computer. It could be unconvenient when you have a usb driver which contains pictures. To enable this feature for all devices:
open nautilus (files) > preferences > search & preview > thumbmails > all files
Show information systemIf you want to find some information about your own system configuration.
System Settings > Details > about