Tuesday, April 3, 2012

How to Customize Ubuntu 12.04 using Ubuntu Tweaks

 How to Install Ubuntu Tweaks on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Ubuntu Tweaks is used to customize your Desktop.This tools add new features to Ubuntu.We know that customizing Unity launcher is a bit difficult for new users.Almost all users including me trying to customize Unity.For Gnome we can use Advanced settings to customize Gnome environment.

Features of Ubuntu Tweaks

-This version is available for Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04 and Linux Mint latest versions
-Version 0.6.2
-More flexible

Why Ubuntu Tweaks

Ubuntu Tweaks allow us to access more from Ubuntu.It help us to do more in Ubuntu.Editing Unity launcher,Nautilus and Miscellaneous applications.We can change color of Unity launcher,changing Transparent windows,adding new themes etc..

How to install Ubuntu Tweaks on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

-Open Terminal


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Enter your password when ask.

After that click on Ubuntu menu and type "Ubuntu Tweak".
Open it

This is Home Windows of Ubuntu Tweaks

How to Edit Unity Settings

We can customize Unity launcher.Click on Unity settings

1.Icon Settings: This is also available in Appearance

Ubuntu settings->Apperance

2.Launcher Opacity:This is not available in default Ubuntu settings.changing 0-100  give Transparent to Solid property.

3.Auto Hide:Available in Ubuntu Appearance

4.Icon Back light:This is a new feature.We can see a square box as a background image of every apps on Unity launcher.A Orange square box.We can remove it or assign this box only to active applications. For Example if you open Firefox then this square box only on Firefox icon.

5.Dash and Panel:We can give different color to Unity launcher.3 Dash type available


Desktop:Dash become small
Netbook:Fullscreen Dash

Different Unity launchers

First 3 launchers used icon backlight and last 2 used diffrent colors.

Reset Button available for all options(Paper with back arrow) .

Theme:We can apply different themes for Unity

Janitor: Janitor is used to remove old packages .It is used to clean up a system

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M.M. Enterprises said...

Nice update this is very useful because i am not aware about Ubuntu. thanks for  aware me about this.


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