I'm not looking to dumb things down, I am simply suggesting a simple way to configure MX upon first use. I am also not suggesting that the welcome gui be replaced with the terminal. What I am suggesting is that maybe the link to MX Tweak is replaced with a link to a terminal app called something like "MX Setup".Adrian wrote: ↑Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:30 pmI'm for providing tools but I'm against dumbing things down, the options are available in MX Tweaks and in other tools, there's a manual... not my problem if people don't read it. How do you think that presenting stuff in terminal would be any better than providing GUI tools and a big "Welcome" app that pops up at the beginning and displays useful apps and a link to the manual?
The aim of the app is to make the initial setup as quick and painless as possible. I saw a forum thread a few days ago which suggested things to remember when migrating to MX 18. A setup app would eliminate the need for this.
I am soon going to be migrating MX 16 to MX 18, and a list of things to remember which are easily accessible via the terminal would be really useful. People can make suggestions for what should be included in the list, a few examples I can think of are MX Tweak, Select Sound, Set Cleanup, Boot Options, Codecs installer and System Locales. Setting swappiness, the option to turn zRam on and off and hp-setup could also be included. If someone doesn't know what these settings do then they can look in the manual.
The end result would allow MX to be set up in a matter of minutes.
This is what I was thinking, it would be something which is easy to put together and modify. Creating a gui based app would take more work, so why not use a feature which is baked into Linux to save unnecessary coding?
I don't think so. I'm not a fan of using the terminal, but if it provides useful functionality then I don't care. It would generally only ever be used on the initial setup, so it's not going to make MX look like a relic.
Anyway, this is only a suggestion which I thought was worthy of throwing in the mix.
Have a good Christmas everyone!