Some examples of how you can customize Regolith Linux

More examples and tutorials are available in the regolith-desktop wiki on GitHub.

Using the Terminal

This section provides examples of how to change Regolith to suit your needs. Most of them will specify commands to be run in the terminal. If using the terminal is new to you or you’d just like to refresh your memory, this guide from Ubuntu is recommended. Another tutorial from goes into some more advanced territory.

i3-wm User Guide

In addition to general command-line abilities, having a basic understanding of what options are available in the i3 user guide is recommended to get the most out of the interface.

Assign a workspace to a specific Output (Display)

Specify that a given workspace should always be displayed on a specific monitor

Change Bar Status indicators

Make changes to the status indicators in the bar.

Change Notification Systems

Disable Rofication and add another notification system

Change the Bar Date and Time Format

Change the date/time format used in the bar

Change the Default Terminal

Change which terminal Regolith loads by default

Change the Default Window Gap

Change the pixels between windows.

Change the lock screen program

Configure Regolith to use a lock screen other than gnome-flashback

Change the Terminal Font Size

Change the font used in the terminal

Change Workspace Icons and Labels

Learn how to customize each workspace in the bar

Disable Mouse Hiding (unclutter)

Disable unclutter-xfixes

Find and Install Packages

Search for packages and install them on your system.

Launch an app in a Floating Window

Most GUI apps can be launched in floating window mode.

Launch Default i3 Session

Install package i3-gaps-session to keep using i3 without uninstalling Regolith

Manage a To-Do List

Create and manage a to-do list from status bar

Override Xresources

Learn how to stage user copies of Regolith configuration files

Stage Config Files

Learn how to stage user copies of Regolith configuration files.

Support Multiple Batteries

Display status of the batteries per instance

Switch between Regolith PPAs

Changing Regolith PPA allows to get a different set of package versions

Update packages selectively

Install or upgrade packages selectively from the unstable PPA

Upgrade Regolith Linux 1.4 to 1.4.1

Updating a Regolith Linux 1.4 ISO install to 1.4.1

Verify behavior against upstream

This page describes how to root cause the origin of bugs.

Wallpaper Configuration

Change wallpaper via GNOME or Xresources

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