Make The Up/Down Keys Search History
This assumes you are using the Gnome terminal. This has been tested with Ubuntu 14.04.
~/.inputrc with this command (to apply the change to the current user only):
or, to apply it system wide (assuming you have admin privileges):Modifying The Global inputrc FileShell1gedit /etc/.inputrc
- Add the following lines:
Making Up/Down Arrows Search Through Previous CommandsShell12"\e[A":history-search-backward"\e[B":history-search-forward
- Save then close the file.
- Execute this command in a terminal (not that you cannot
Shell123bind -f ~/.inputrc# ORsudo bind -f /etc/.inputrc
Turn On Mutiple Workspaces
Multiple workspaces (also called virtual desktops by Ubuntu) is a great feature to enable for increased productivity.
Assuming you are using the unity interface (the default for Ubuntu v14.x or v16.x), navigate to System Settings, then click Appearance, and then click the Behaviour tab. Tick the Enable workspaces checkbox and you’re done!
To switch workspaces, press Ctrl-Alt (on a Windows keyboard) or Cmd-Alt (on a Mac keyboard) along with an arrow key, e.g. Ctrl-Alt-RightArrow to move to the workspace to the right.
To Add More Workspaces
How to add more workspaces than the default 4 you get when enabling the option in the GUI? Easy, change the vsize and hsize settings! If you wanted 6 (2 across, 3 down), enter the following commands from the terminal:
~$ settings set org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ hsize 2
~$ settings set org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ vsize 3
It always has to be arranged in a grid, but you can practically have as many as you want.