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Best things to do after installing elementary os 6.1 Jólnir

Elementary os is best looking operating system with the best UI-UX. But here are best things to do after installing elementary os

After using elementary os for 30 days I can say elementary os is the best UI-UX operating system. But with Linux, if we don’t do some of our customizations it’s don’t feel good while using our system.

Here are the best things to do after installing elementary os 6.1 Jólnir.

Since I do blogging and programming so I have to make elementary os work for me in the best way. Here I share what I did when I started using elementary os.

Things to do after installing elementary os

Elementary os is based on ubuntu and top on that elementary os uses flatpak not snap package.

Here top thing that you can do after a fresh install of the elementary os.

System Update

Before doing anything with our system we have to update our system its recommended process. Since it’s based on Ubuntu we gonna use the same command that was used on the Ubuntu system.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade

An alternative we can update using AppCenter and system update.


Flathub Integration

Since elementary os decided that they gonna ship only elementary os apps by default. No other repository. So now we have to add the flathub repository to install a new application from flathub. Here is a guide on how to install the flatpak application from AppCenter.

.deb Pakage installer

Since the Eddy application is available on AppCenter we should use Eddy.

We find a lot of .deb packages from the application’s official websites like the windows system.


Install Pantheon/elementary tweaks

Elementary os doesn’t support changing themes, icons, and some little tweaks that we need. Here come these tweaks to solve our problems.

If you need a full guide on elementary tweaks you can find it on techsphinx.

$ sudo apt install software-properties-common
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip.scott/pantheon-tweaks
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install pantheon-tweaks

Look and feel

In elementary os 6, they introduce a system-wide dark mode with a lot of accent color. so that you can set your system as your like.

look and feel of elementary os

Install top 10 application

In the last post, we discuss the top 10 elementary os applications you can check it out if you need only elementary os apps.

But here is my general suggestion that everyone needs.

  • OBS
  • Kdenlive
  • Browser(Firefox, chromium)
  • Disk
  • spotify(Flatpak)

Power saving

Since I am using elementary os on a laptop so I need extra power so I need good battery backup. For that, I use some utility software to make life easy.

Here I use TLP so here are command for installing that.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
$ sudo tlp start

Nvidia Drivers

Sometimes we need to install updated Nvidia drivers so for that elementary os AppCenter provides us an option to update drivers without visiting the command line.

nvidia drivers

Right now I have some updates available but if you want to switch your driver you can do that as well like new or old which you like all on you.


If you are using Linux then I recommend any backup solution is a must for your workflow because in Linux we do a lot of fixes for that we could break our system.

Timeshift is the most popular backup software available for Linux.


In elementary os, we get good feature support for our laptop and we can customize some features. You can take a look at this screenshot.

geatures on elementary os


Here I share top things to do after installing elementary os to make elementary os look better and perform good with my laptop. If you have any suggestion or any updation in this post you can contact us.

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Praveen Godara

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