I just recently migrated from Linux Mint to Pop OS, do you have any tips/extensions on what I should do with my desktop?

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    Setup - checked

    Troubleshoot - checked

    Install apps - checked

    Import data - checked

    Customize - checked

    Boast Tell people on social media - checked

    I’d say Linux distro migration checklist completed.

    Also that is a (mostly) good selection of apps right there.

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    World domination, and if you can’t achieve that… Well don’t come back:)

    Whatever the feck you want to do with your computer. Make it your own, do your stuff you regularly do.

    And charge your battery!

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    Replace the Pop! Shop with the COSMIC Store.

    sudo apt install cosmic-store cosmic-icons
    sudo apt remove pop-shop
    

    Pop Shop is kinda slow. COSMIC Store is part of Pop OS’s new COSMIC Desktop Environment (DE). Everything is just a lot faster. It’s an alpha so there are a couple of rough edges, but it’s great overall.

    Speaking of, get hyped for COSMIC. It’s a DE written in Rust. It’s not quite as complete as GNOME, but hopefully it will have better performance than the current GNOME mod that forms Pop’s UI.

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      get hyped for COSMIC

      Honestly I’m just excited for a non-gnome DE with an actual company backing it. I can’t wrap my head around gnome’s expectations for how you use it, so the fact that it’s the default on every enterprise-backed Linux project is annoying as heck

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      I tested the new Cosmic Desktop Environment on an experimental laptop, and it performs fairly well. I can’t wait to use it on my main machine. I actually already have Cosmic Shop, Pop Shop is far slower than Cosmic Shop, and it wasn’t even created by System. I’ll definitely uninstall Pop Shop.

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    Click the windowing mode icon (far left of the icons in the top right) and switch that bad boy to tiled windowing mode. Tiled windows will feel odd for a couple of days, but once you switch back to free-floating windows you’ll realize why I’m recommending tiled.

    Look up the PopOS keyboard shortcuts for moving tiled windows around the desktop and workspaces. It’s a game-changing way to use your computer.

    PopOS has been my daily driver for a year. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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      Tiling is especially great for working with multiple monitors. It is far easier to move windows between monitors and workspaces, split screens between two windows, and so on with tiling.

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    Install steam and whatever gaming things you have and give it a proper spin. I also added some gnome extensions for system usage. Besides that, pop is very simple.

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    Get your keybinds the way you want and learn how to use the tiling extension that comes with pop. I found it super useful when I used to use pop

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      And then realize that tiling in popos is inferior and start using i3 or sway

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        I used i3 for a couple of years, but I missed the ease of having a DE that just recognised USB sticks and external hard drives, and all the other little things that you have to set up manually

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    Yeah, now go crazy trying shit you probably should not be trying. From my perspective, that’s the best perk of any Linux distro. Evidently, backup first.