Small Configuration Tool for Ubuntu Unity-2D 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin (Updated Apr 11th 2012)

An update to the small desktop tool for Unity 2D to work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin.

Download: For 12.04 Precise Pangolin only



-> Dash and 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.

Unity 2D Desktop Tool

-> Updated Gtk3 GUI: Few available options to tweak Unity 2D not included in ‘System Settings’ for Launcher and Dash, Applications Lenses and a checkbox to enable OpenGL for Graphics Rendering as long as your system has a supported graphics card. If so, you might not be able to see any differences in your desktop regarding its visual components but just an overall graphics performance improvement.
Note: The Compositing Manager checkbox available in previous versions of the GUI has been removed. The switcher shortcut in the dash or quicklist in the icon handles this features and brings a pop up message dialog which helps to refresh the desktop so window shadows are instantly enabled.


15 Comments on “Small Configuration Tool for Ubuntu Unity-2D 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin (Updated Apr 11th 2012)”

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  3. Aleve Sicofante says:

    Thanks for your work. I hope they don’t take away the dodge feature from Unity 2D too.

  4. Thanks Aleve, I hope not :)

  5. Frank says:

    Cool, do you also have a ppa?

  6. Nino Lojpur says:

    How do I uninstall this?

  7. You can either install it via the Software Center by just clicking the package installer, using GDebi or using your terminal.

  8. ernestto says:

    I have Unity 2D but I cant see it in Panel Control

  9. Interesting, do you mean the “System Settings” window?

  10. ernestto says:

    Hola Mariano, me refiero a UBUNTU

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  12. Have you put the latest version of the source code somewhere? I’d be happy to look at it. Thx

  13. Hi Julien,

    I haven´t, but the window (which is a single script) and all the rest can be found at “/usr/lib/2d-desktop-settings”. Feel free to ask any questions related to it :)


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