Apps To Install on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

What to install on Ubuntu

This post lists all of the applications that I’m running on my Ubuntu laptop, with Ubuntu 17.10 and follows on from an earlier blog post of installed apps on Ubuntu 10.10.

I also include a few tips to fix some of the minor annoyances with this release.

How to disable windows snapping

Open Terminal – Ctrl+Alt+T

 dconf write /org/gnome/mutter/edge-tiling false
 dconf write /org/gnome/shell/overrides/edge-tiling false

Next, download and update Ubuntu

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Install the restricted extras package

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Install the Synaptics touchpad driver (for Dell laptops)

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

Install the Gnome tweak tool

sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

Install the VLC media player

sudo apt-get install vlc

Install Neofetch

sudo apt-get install neofetch

Install the RAR compress/uncompress tool

sudo apt-get install rar
sudo apt-get -y install unrar 

Install Audacity

sudo apt-get install audacity

Install Youtube-dl

sudo apt-get install youtube-dl

Install Gparted

sudo apt-get install gparted

Install the lame codec

sudo apt-get install lame

Install id3v2

sudo apt-get install id3v2

Install the evolution email client

sudo apt-get install evolution

Install the filezilla FTP manager app

sudo apt-get install filezilla

Install Conky

sudo apt-get install conky

Install NTFS Config

sudo apt-get install ntfs-config

Then type the following command

gksu ntfs-config

Install the Stellarium screensaver

sudo apt-get install stellarium

Install the Thunderbird email client

sudo apt-get install thunderbird

Install Wine

sudo apt-get install wine

Install TLP

sudo apt install tlp tlp-rdw 

Apps to install

These are the apps that I install after I install Ubuntu

  • Install Chromium Dev Build
  • Install Firefox
  • Install BleachBit
  • Install Geary
  • Install Corebird
sudo apt-get install corebird
sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove corebird
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 0DF731E45CE24F27EEEB1450EFDC8610341D9410

echo deb stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client
      • Install Asus ZenScreen driver
        • Ensure dkms is installed
sudo apt-get install dkms
  • Download the Displaylink driver
  • Extract files in the Downloads folder
  • Run a terminal command, in the same folder as the driver, then run
sudo ./

How to take a screenshot

Shift+Prt Scrn

How to start a screen recording

Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R to start recording what is on your screen.
Once you have finished, press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R again to stop the recording.

Author: Jas Dhaliwal

Jas Dhaliwal is a highly experienced International Social Media Strategist. He specializes in building and engaging with social communities across the web. Born and bred in London, he is passionate about technology and social anthropology. You can follow @Jas on Twitter