Configuring a New Bodhi Installation

Configuring a New Bodhi Installation

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Configuring a New Bodhi Installation
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<h1>Configuring a New Bodhi Installation</h1> This article describes the initial tweaks you might make to a newly-installed Bodhi system.  These include setting up your <strong>date/time</strong>, <strong>keyboard</strong> (if you live outside the US), selecting a <strong>theme</strong> that suits your tastes, changing the <strong>wallpaper,</strong> and managing <strong>startup applications</strong>. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">To make further changes, follow the links at the end of this article; they lead to other <strong>Bodhi Wiki</strong> articles describing how to configure <strong>shelves</strong>, <strong>iBars</strong>, and <strong>virtual desktops</strong>, how to set up <strong>key bindings/edge bindings,</strong> and <strong>change the default system language</strong>.</p> <h2>Install Software Updates</h2> Bodhi Linux and its associated software packages are continuously updated (security/feature improvements). Since the creation of the Bodhi LIVE ISO there will have been many many updates. The strong recommendation is to run updates immediately after the initial installation and regularly thereafter. NOTE the first update after installation could be lengthy. For details on how to perform this, see: <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/keeping-bodhi-linux-up-to-date/">Keeping Bodhi Linux Up-to-date</a>. <h2>Date and Time</h2> Date and Time settings can be configured in <em>Clock Settings</em>. <em>Left-click</em> the time in the shelf (bottom right of screen) and select the <em>Settings</em> to open the <em>Clock Settings</em>.  From here you can switch between 12/24 hour display, analog or digital amongst other settings.  Be sure to <em>hit</em> <strong>Apply Changes</strong> when you have completed your changes. <h2>Themes</h2> <h4>Moksha Themes</h4> Moksha themes control the appearance of your desktop and its various components, including shelves, menus, icons, and dialog boxes.  If you wish to change the Moksha theme that greets you on a new installation open the <em>Theme Selector</em>, this can be achieved using a number of methods: <ul> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/run-everything/">Quick Launcher</a>: Open the Quick Luanch (WinKey + &lt;space&gt;) and type <em>theme</em> and press &lt;enter&gt;</li> <li>Main Menu: go to M<em>enu &gt; Settings &gt; Theme; </em></li> </ul> With the <strong>Theme Selector</strong> open, if the window is not maximized maximize it now, <em>click</em> the <strong>System</strong> radio button.  A list of themes available on your system will be displayed - in a new Bodhi [library term="version-major"] installation, the only themes are '<strong>default</strong>' and '<em><strong>MokshaArcGreen</strong></em>' More Moksha themes are available for download/installation via the <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/softwaregroup/themes/">AppCenter</a>.  When you download these, they will be automatically added to the <strong>System</strong> category in the <strong>Theme Selector</strong>. <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ThemeSelector-620x458.png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-3475 aligncenter" src="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ThemeSelector-620x458.png" alt="Theme Selector" width="620" height="458" /></a> To try a theme, simply <em>highlight</em> it in the list and <em>click</em> <strong>Apply</strong>, then check how the shelf and the menus look.  Try others, and when you have made your final choice <em>click</em> <strong>OK</strong>. A visualization of this step can be seen within the wiki page: <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/changing-enlightenment-themes/">Changing Themes</a>. <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>Note</strong>: Moksha themes do not control the appearance of application windows, i.e. such things as their scroll bars and menus.  GTK themes control these (see below).</p> <h4>GTK Themes</h4> The GTK theme is the overall theme that handles stuff like the panel color, the backgrounds for windows and tabs, how an application will look when it is active vs. inactive, buttons, check-boxes, etc. Ideally, you should select a GTK theme that matches your chosen Moksha theme.  To do this open the <em>Application Theme</em>: <ul> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/run-everything/">Quick Launcher</a>:  (WinKey + &lt;space&gt;): Type <em>Application Theme and hit &lt;return&gt;</em></li> <li>Main Menu:  M<em>enu &gt; Settings &gt; Settings Panel &gt; Look &gt; Application Theme</em></li> </ul> With the <strong>Application Theme</strong> window open (on the <em>GTK Applications</em> tab) make your choice.  For example, if you have chosen the <strong>Radiance</strong> Moksha theme, choose the GTK theme of the same name. Further visualizations of this step can be this wiki page: <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/changing-enlightenment-themes/">Changing Themes</a>. <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ApplicationThemeSettings-620x439.png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-3477 aligncenter" src="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ApplicationThemeSettings-620x439.png" alt="Application Theme Selector" width="620" height="439" /></a> If you wish to try other GTK themes to see how they look, select them at this dialog box, <em>click</em> <strong>Apply</strong>, then <em>open</em> an application (such as your file manager) and check the appearance of its scroll bars and menus.  <em>Click</em> <strong>OK</strong> at your final choice. <h4>Icon Themes/Sets</h4> Icons Themes (or Icon Sets if you prefer), can be changed away from the icons bundled within your Moksha Theme (see above for more detail on Moksha Themes). This will change all display icons, such as those found on Shelves and in Menus, File Manager, etc.  If you wish to change your Icon set open the <em>Application Theme Settings</em>, this can be achieved using a number of methods: <ul> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/run-everything/">Quick Launcher</a>: (WinKey + &lt;space&gt;): Type <em>Application Theme and hit &lt;return&gt;</em></li> <li>Main Menu:  M<em>enu &gt; Settings &gt; Settings Panel &gt; Look &gt; Application Theme</em></li> </ul> With the <strong>Application Theme</strong> <strong>Settings</strong> window open (on the <em>Icons</em> tab) make your choice from the list of icon sets and click <strong><em>Apply</em></strong>. A visualization of this can be seen in the wiki page named: <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/changing-icon-themes/">Changing Icon Themes</a>. <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ApplicationThemeSettings-Icons-620x441.png"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-3476" src="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ApplicationThemeSettings-Icons-620x441.png" alt="Application Theme Settings" width="620" height="441" /></a> More Icon sets are available for download/installation via the <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/softwaregroup/icon-sets/">AppCenter</a>.  When you download and install these, you will have to close and reopen <strong>Application Theme</strong> <strong>Settings</strong> to view/select. <h2>Wallpapers</h2> To change the wallpaper, go to M<em>enu &gt; Settings &gt; Wallpaper; </em>this opens the <strong>Wallpaper Settings</strong> dialog box, where you can choose a wallpaper from the list or <em>click</em> <strong>Use Theme Wallpaper</strong> to apply the wallpaper provided by the theme. Further visualizations of this step can be seen within the wiki page: <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/changing-enlightenment-themes/">Changing Themes</a>. <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/WallpaperSettings-620x576.png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-3474 aligncenter" src="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/WallpaperSettings-620x576.png" alt="" width="620" height="576" /></a> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Note: you can have different wallpapers on different virtual desktops - <em>click</em> the <strong>Advanced</strong> button to reach the dialog box that allows this (you can also set this up at the <strong>Virtual Desktop Settings</strong> dialog box, as described <a title="Virtual Desktops" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/virtual-desktops/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.)</p> <h2>Managing Startup Applications</h2> This area will let you add programs to your startup using the <em>Startup Application</em> panel. You can open <em>Startup Applications </em>using a number of methods: <ul> <li>Quick Launcher (WinKey + &lt;space&gt;): Type <em>Startup Applications and hit &lt;return&gt;</em></li> <li>Main Menu:  M<em>enu &gt; Settings &gt; Settings Panel &gt; Aps &gt; Startup Applications</em></li> </ul> With the <b>Startup Applications</b> window open (on the <em>Applications</em> tab) highlight any installed apps you'd like to run on startup, click <em>Add</em>, repeat as necessary and finally click <strong><em>Apply</em></strong>. <h2>Default Language</h2> Language packages should have been installed when you correctly specified your location during the installation process, but you need to tell Moksha which language to use.  Follow this <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/moksha-desktop-faqs/#How_do_I_change_LanguageKeyboard_Settings">link</a> to change your default language. <h2>Installing Additional Software</h2> Now that you have configured your new Bodhi installation, are you ready to add some sweet software?  Click <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/adding-software/">here</a> for an in-depth view of the various methods to install software/applications. Alternatively, you can see what software is available in our <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/a/">AppCenter</a> which can be installed directly from your browser. <h2>Bodhi’s DuckDuckGo Browser Search</h2> Bodhi Linux has a partnership with the wonderful folks at <a class="bbc_url" title="External link" href="https://duckduckgo.com/" rel="nofollow external">DuckDuckGo</a> that helps generate some revenue to support our project. The default browser (Epiphany) which ships with Bodu Linux [library term="version"] defaults to using the partnered <a href="https://duckduckgo.com/">DuckDuckGo</a> search engine. If you have chosen a different default browser you can continue to support Bodhi Linux by configuring your preferred browser to use the Bodhi Linux DuckDuckGo search. for more information see: <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/adding-bodhis-duckduckgo-search/">Bodhi's DuckDuckGo Browser Search</a> <h2>Further Configuration Settings</h2> This article has described only a tiny fraction of the multitude of configuration settings that you might apply to your new Bodhi installation.  Moksha is a tweaker's paradise, and the articles listed below will introduce you to further possibilities. <ul> <li><a title="Gadgets, Modules, and Shelves" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/gadgets-modules-and-shelves/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Shelves and iBars</a></li> <li><a title="Virtual Desktops" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/virtual-desktops/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Virtual desktops</a></li> <li><a title="Key Bindings and Edge Bindings" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/key-bindings-and-edge-bindings/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Key bindings and edge bindings</a></li> <li><a title="Profiles" href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/profiles/">Profiles</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/moksha-desktop-customisation/">Moksha Desktop Customisation</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/moksha-desktop-faqs/">Moksha Desktop FAQ</a></li> </ul> &nbsp;
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