13 things to do after installing the Ubuntu 22.04

Recently in the mid of April, 2022, the Ubuntu released its new LTS version which is known as the Ubuntu 22.04 or Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish. You can download the ISO file of the Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish from its official website and can either install in on the virtual machine or in the computer from a bootable USB. When the Ubuntu is installed and ready to use, you should do the mentioned below thirteen things.

1. Update and upgrade all the packages of the Ubuntu 22.04

When the Ubuntu is installed, use the apt package manager to update the packages and also upgrade those packages, whose new updates are available using the command:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

This will get the updates of the packages which improve the performance, get rid of the bugs, and improve the security features of the operating system.

2. Install the GNOME tweak in Ubuntu 22.04

Next step is to install the GNOME tweak in Ubuntu, with the help of which you can change the themes, icons, and dock of the desktop. To install GNOME tweaks used the command:

$ sudo apt install gnome-tweaks -y

The appearance of the desktop has a very great impact on the mind of the human beings, as it can make the mind of the person relaxed, so the GNOME tweaks are important to be installed.

3. Install the Ubuntu restricted extras

To play the games and stream the media files, you may need to install the packages or drivers which are included in the Ubuntu restricted extras, to install them use the command:

$ sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras -y

4. Check the Ubuntu to get up to date automatically

Though you can update the Ubuntu by running the update command using the apt package manager, but you can also turn on the automatic update by opening the “Software & update”, and setting the time on the daily basis as shown in the figure:

This will check the updates on the daily basis automatically and make sure the system is up to date.

5. Make the Ubuntu look different

To change the appearance of the Ubuntu according to your wish, you can go to the “Settings”, click on the “Appearance” and change the appearance color according to your own choice:

6. Learn the terminal of Ubuntu

Open the terminal of the Ubuntu which is a command-line interface and learn the usage of it for example we launched the terminal by using the keys ALT+CTRL+T and run the “ls” command to display all the directories:

If you are the Windows user then you will find very easy and convenient this terminal for performing tasks on the Ubuntu.

7. Avoid the eye strain by using the night light feature in Ubuntu

If you are using the Ubuntu in the nights, the lights of the Ubuntu may affect your eyes with the strain, to avoid this we will use the night light feature and low the brightness of the lights so that it can reduce the eye strains. To do so, go to the “Settings”, then on “Displays”, and enable the “Night Light”:

8. Enable fractional scaling on Ubuntu 22.04

Sometimes you see the icons and folders too small that it is difficult for you to read the names of this, this happens because you are using the screen which is either supported by 2K resolution or 4k resolution. To normalize the display in this case, we have to do fractional scaling which can be done by opening the “Settings”, then click on the “Displays”, and finally toggle the button on of “Fractional Scaling”:

9. Cleanup the Ubuntu

While installing the file, some data is being stored in the form of the cache files which do not remove from the system while you uninstall the concerned packages. To clean the system of all the files which are being stored on the computer without any purpose, run the command:

$ sudo apt autoremove

10. Install necessary drivers on Ubuntu

To install the necessary drivers which are required by different applications and I/O devices, open the “Software and Update”, and click on the “Additional Drivers” to search and install the drivers:

11. Change the desktop background of ubuntu

The default desktop background of the Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish is the violet background having the jelly fish:

But you can change it by opening the “Settings” and click on the “Background”:

You can choose any background according to your own choice and apple it on the Ubuntu.

12. Configure the Power of the Ubuntu

The Power is another important factor which consumes the battery of your laptop by changing the settings like settings its lock screen, power saving options, and battery health display. We can change these settings, by clicking on the “Settings” and then click on the “Button”:

13. Install the GNOME extension manager in Ubuntu

We can also add up the GNOME extensions by installing the GNOME extension manager using the command:

$ sudo apt install -y gnome-shell-extension-manager


The new release of the Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish is launched with all the specifications and features which the users required nowadays. In this write-up, we explored different tweaks which are required to do after installing the Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish for better performance.