Note that some changes only appear after logging out and in again (i.e. User Interface alt+f2 and writing myunity does nothing in my ubuntu 12.04.
I'm quite disoriented by the non-uniformity of the management tools.
was extensively used as the primary configuration tool.
Note 2: Whilst Ubuntu Tweak is not in the official repositories, this answer makes extensive use of this GUI tool since the favoured tool - Indicator Session Tweaks Various tweaks as shown in the image to control the session indicator Configuration Editor (dconf-editor) Where an option is not described, then this functionality can be achieved through Ubuntu-Tweak described above.
note: There is a restore defaults button on every tab that will restore all settings to their default values for that tab.
The Unity section contains most of the Unity centric configuration options that Unity Tweak Tool offers.
Launcher From the Launcher tab you can configure the elements of the Unity Launcher: A new simple Unity tweaking tool, but very powerfull, is "My Unity": You can do a lot of thing, more than many other tools. There is an unofficial Compiz plugin that allows you to move the Unity launcher to the bottom (looks out of place and ugly there in my opinion). Install the Compiz Config Settings Manager (ccsm) from the Software Centre, and look under the desktop section for Unity options.
From now, he is in italian, but I think that english translation will come sooner. More information about it at: How To Move Unity Launcher To The Bottom Of The Screen [Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot] ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog Personally would wait for an official plugin for this but if you are feeling feisty... Unity 2D settings can be configured with a tool available here: A simple GUI for Unity-2D Settings (Ubuntu 11.04) | Mariano Chavero Aside from the CCSM (Compiz Config Settings Manager) configurations described in another reply to this thread, you can also change what menu options appear when you right-click on an application launcher (icon) in Unity through custom launchers and so-called quicklists.
For example, you can add STOP, PLAY, PAUSE, NEXT, PREVIOUS to your Banshee icons, you can add your favorite folders to your Nautilus (file browser) icon, you can add common SSH servers to your terminal icon, etc.
To find examples and instructions of said quicklists, see another popular question: List of custom Launchers & Quicklists for Unity.
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