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Here lies some steps of things to unfuck some default settings from Ubuntu and or its default applications, desktops, etc that I find awful.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Super+R "Run" Behavior

  • Expectation: Mimic Windows 'run' behavior with Super (aka windows key) + R Key combo:
  • Reality: nah
  • Fix: Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts, Show the run prompt map to Super+R


Alt-Tab

  • Expectation: Switch between windows including important visual cues (highlight window, show a popup of windows)
  • Reality: By default, it switches between app groups, not windows (like OSX does)
  • Fix: Nothing great, Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts, re-map key to use the Alt-Esc method instead (which highlights borders but does not show pop up)


File manager

  • Expectation: When browsing a list of files, start typing to skip to that section
  • Reality: When you start typing it starts doing a filesystem search
  • Fix: Replace the default Nautilus file manager with nautilus-typeahead


Terminal

  • Expectation: Have reasonable shortcuts to open new tabs, set tab titles, and cycle through them
  • Reality: Nah (cant set tab titles at all), shortctuts are different than expected
  • Fix: Use ```xfce4-terminal``` instead