Debian 10 Tweaks¶
All screenshots are of the Debian 10.12 Mate Desktop Enviornment, if you used a different one things will be different.
Edit > Profile Preferences Colors Tab ……….
Uncheck Use colors from system theme and set text and background colors to suit.
Open up .bashrc in your home directory and add the following to the end to fix pasting a new line in the terminal.
# fix paste newline if [[ $- == *i* ]]; then bind 'set enable-bracketed-paste off' fi
Go to System > Preferences > Look and Feel > Screensaver
Set Regard the computer as idle after: 2 hours
Uncheck Activate screensaver when computer idle
Uncheck Lock screen when screensaver is active
Go to System > Preferences > Personal > Startup Applications
Uncheck Power Manager
Add a new Startup Application with the following command
xset -dpms s off s noblank s 0 0 s noexpose
Reboot the PC
Open a terminal (Ctrl Alt t) and edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Page down until you get to [Seat:*]
Uncomment (remove the #) from autologin-user= and add your user name and uncomment autologin-user-timeout-0.
Ctrl x, then y, then Enter to save
System > Preferences > Hardware > Monitor or Displays depending on the Debian version.
Set the desired screen resolution then click on Apply and if you like it click on Keep this Configuration then Close.
Go to System > Preferences > Look and Feel > Appearance
Background Tab Select a nice Desktop image or add one. I like Dexxus Right click on the link and select Save Link As
To stop the annoying popup for auto mount every time you plug in a USB drive run the following in a terminal.
gsettings set org.mate.media-handling automount false