Small Desktop Settings Tool for Ubuntu Unity-2D 11.10 (Updated Apr 3rd 2012)Posted: October 14, 2011
This is an update to the small tool I made for Unity 2D to save time tweaking its settings from the terminal or dconf-editor :)
An updated Version for 12.04 LTS can be found in this post
-> Icon right click Shortcuts (QuickLists) for launcher settings and compositing manager’s extra effects, which brings window edge shadows and alt-tab thumbnail previews, very handy for multi-tasking.
The same shortcuts can be found by typing in the dash.
-> An updated (From PyGtk) Gtk+3 GUI with the two available Unity-2D preferences [for dash and launcher] and a few extras.
Notes: If you click the compositing manager checkbox instead of a shortcut, you have to click elsewhere in your desktop or window since shadows don’t take effect by just enabling them. (The message dialog launched when you use the shortcuts solves that issue :))
The ‘Always Show’ option for the launcher is tricky to set when it’s hidden (A native bug in Unity-2D caused by the ‘use-strut’ gsettings key), you can use “Super” or “Alt+F2″ keyboard shortcuts to bring the launcher back in position.