Optimize and pretty-ize

Write logs and temp files to RAM

Open fstab

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

And add the lines:

tmpfs /var/log tmpfs defaults,noatime 0 0 
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
Check disk every boot (advised with Flash/SSD drives)

Find the correct Ubuntu ext4 partition with

sudo blkid

And type:

sudo tune2fs -c 1 /dev/disk/by-uuid/93ba6.... [UUID]

(you only have to type the first numbers and auto-complete with tab)

Firefox cache to RAM

Open Firefox and type in the address bar:


Now type:



browser.cache.disk.enable = false

Right-mouse-click and add integer:

browser.cache.memory.capacity = -1

“-1” means Firefox adjust it’s memory usage based on the amount of memory available.

Enable specific startup programs
sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

Go to “startup programs” and disable what you don’t use.

Remove Product Suggestions (Ubuntu 13.10)
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses disabled-scopes "['more_suggestions-amazon.scope', 'more_suggestions-u1ms.scope', 'more_suggestions-populartracks.scope', 'music-musicstore.scope', 'more_suggestions-ebay.scope', 'more_suggestions-ubuntushop.scope', 'more_suggestions-skimlinks.scope']"
Nice volume icon for Mac

Download .icns file here:


rename file to:

.VolumeIcon.icns (the dot at the start is mandatory and makes the file invisible)

And place in the Fat32 partition.

Intel drivers



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