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Performance Tweaks & MISC

you need the terminal for these to work click the menu button

and click system and it should be there

The root account is now locked by default.

You can use sudo with your own password to become root with  sudo -i

Adjust Swap Usage
sudo xed /etc/sysctl.conf

at the end of the file add these 2 lines
Then Save The File

install preload to speed things up

this can be done in the software manager just type preload into the search box and hit enter

Speed Up Loading Of Menus Works In KDE MATE XFCE
Any Linux Distro Using GTK
First Go To your home folder and locate the File .gtkrc-2.0 If It does not exist create it as a text file
if it Exists just Add the fallowing lines at the end of the file or if you created it just add the lines
then save the file Now Log Out and log back in the changes have taken effect and is permanent
gtk-menu-popup-delay = 0
gtk-menu-popdown-delay = 0
gtk-menu-bar-popup-delay = 0
gtk-timeout-expand = 10

Install Multimedia Codecs

The restricted extras package would install most of the essential codecs for playing formats like mp3. It would also install the Microsoft fonts.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

enable playback of encrypted dvds, install the following package

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4

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