Top 6 Things Must Do After Ubuntu Yakkety Yak 16.10 Installation
Top 6 Things Must Do After Ubuntu Yakkety Yak 16.10 Installation


Whenever you installed Ubuntu Linux distro on your PC or Laptop, There are many things that you need to do after a successful installation. Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak is the most recent update by its team. Here you may find some new interesting features added in ubuntu Yakkety Yak 16.10. There are variety and hundreds of new apps available in the distro store.

The following will help you to choose and see for the best also for the daily use. So you face any problems any after installing and using this Linux distro on daily basis. So of that all the efforts won’t get wasted, the productivities, as well as the utilities, might be enhanced. These features are not just bounded to just Ubuntu OS. You can try them for others Linux distros like Elementary OS, Mint, and some other as well.

Enable Adding Additional Repositories Packages:

After a successful installation, many packages or you can say repositories won’t be installed on the Distro. You will need to install them manually. You might be guessing what those repositories might be? Here are some, like checking the repositories before updating or Upgrading is a top priority task. So of that, it would need a manual check up for Canonical software packages.

For this, you need to go to the Dash search unity dash search and write down Software & Update. Click on that to open and install the latest software packages from the database. Remember, it’s better to restart the PC after package update.

Updating the Repositories packages via Terminal:

You can simply follow up with the above to update the software as well the OS. The same procedure you can do with the command line interface with the Terminal. It would just take five to 10 minutes or less if you have a stable internet connection. But this will optimistically optimize the OS with security fixes and bugs issues and will ensure the PC health as well as stability.

There are two simple ways to bring up the Terminal “ GUI Graphical User Interface”. First one is to press and hold the “Ctrl+Alt” key then press “T” on the Keyboard. While the Second one is Go to Dashboard Search and write down Terminal. So by opening the Terminal the command line interface, the Graphical user interface Type or copy the following Commands to update the packages etc.

sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get upgrade
 sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

After typing or copy the first one hit enter and then enter your password. You might question with Y/N hit Y on the Keyboard. That’s it, now wait for the process to be finished. So of that, you’ll be good to Go.

Install Media Codecs to Watch Videos or Movies:

No media codecs like VL or any other player is installed on the Ubuntu. You would need to do a manual installation of that. So of that, you can then watch other videos or enjoy watching movies on Linux Ubuntu Yakkety Yak 16.10. These media codecs will not just help in watching movies but also help some videos editor software smoother and faster. Copy paste or type the followings commands one by one in Terminal to get the libavcodec etc. for such better performance.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg

Unity Tweak Tool to Empower Ubuntu:

Unity Desktop Environment is what Linux Ubuntu got empowered and inspired of. To more tweaking up and playing with Unity Desktop environment. With Unity Tweak tool you can add amazing effects to Ubuntu like applying themes and icons, adding animation to windows, etc. There is two way to install Unity Tweak Tool. One is getting into the Software Center and type for “Unity Tweak Tool”. The other to get and install via Terminal, to do so just copy and paste the following code in Terminal.

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

Our suggestion is to update the packages after installation “sudo apt-get update”. That’s it you are Good to go.

Application Menus Customizations:

Opened will show up their menu on the top left side of the taskbar by default. If you don’t like app menu on top taskbar, you can change the behavior of the menu & Thanks to ubuntu to let us do this. To avoid any confusions working on the different task and windows you might need to change the behavior of the windows, to do so with that follow the below.

System Settings Then  “Appearance”-“Behavior” >>>>> Show the Menus for a Window/In the window’s title bar”. That’s it.

PC Protection Remove Guest Session:

Guest session is installed by default in ubuntu Distro. Ubuntu itself is a fighter against virus and other security issues. But to manage for better and ensure yourself to avoid any security problems, Remove the Guest Session. Thanks to Ubuntu for letting us removing this session from the lock screen. Simply follow the following commands to do so.

sudo sh -c "echo 'allow-guest=false' >> 


Extra Utility to Reset Unity:

Whenever something doesn’t look tuned to you, so you can revert all the changes by doing the Reset Unity.  Don’t Worry, there will be no harm to the OS or PC, it’s safe. Just copy and paste the following command in the terminal.

sudo apt install dconf-tools
 dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
 setsid unity
 unity --reset-icons

If you still do have any confusion or want something more with the tweaks etc. don’t forget to comment for more.