How to set up my computer after a fresh install of Ubuntu

Once the OS is installed brand new, Please go through the following steps. I just write this for myself.

Firefox, Chrome, Chromium and Sync them. (Make Chrome default)

I am a developer + tutor. So I need the following things.

Development Software

  1. Terminator (My favorite Terminal)
  2. Postman
  3. VS code (for Angular and Node js)
  4. Sublime
  5. Atom (for Ruby on Rails)


  1. Skype
  2. Teams
  3. Telegram

Recording and Editing

  1. vokoscreenNG (Screen Recording)
  2. Audacity (Audio Editing)
  3. shotcut (Video Editing)
sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install git
sudo apt install curl
sudo apt install zsh


sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"

I use the theme agnoster

Go to

vi ~/.zshrc

This theme needs special fonts, and that is Power-line

sudo apt-get install fonts-powerline

Then it should display like

I have many git accounts to manage. So I need multiple SSH keys to work with.

to use multiple SSH keys

ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "user1" -f "user1"

Add the SSH accounts in the config

#user1 account
User git
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/user1
IdentitiesOnly yes

#user2 account
User git
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/user2
IdentitiesOnly yes

Add the SSH key to the keychain

ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/user1.rsa

Add the public keys to the GitHub, Git-lab, Bit-bucket accounts

When you use the ssh accounts <-- Remember this please :/
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
sudo npm install npm@latest -gsudo npm install -g @angular/cli

I have the separate monitor at home and I normally use that as my primary workstation. So it is decent to close the lid of the laptop and connect the display via HDMI with the monitor. Tweak-tools help me do that

Cheers !!!!

Senior Software Engineer ❤️ Node | Ruby