MyUnity is simple tool helps you to easily configure Ubuntu Unity user interface elements such as Unity launcher, Unity panel and Unity dash, also it has some configurations for desktop and system fonts. A few months ago we have seen an earlier release of MyUnity with Italian version only. Now MyUnity 2.0 has been released with English version, new user interface and some new features.
MyUnity 2.0 new user interface looks a lot more organized and offers two ways to switch between MyUnity configuration options by using the tabs beneath the image or you can use the right and left arrows to slide between these tabs.
Unity Launcher configurations
From launcher configuration tab you adjust the Unity launcher icon size and the level of transparency. Change the behavior of Unity launcher like make it always visible”fixed”, always hidden and it shows up when you moves your mouse cursor to the left edge of the screen or select the “Smart” option will make it visible only if the currently running windows is not maximized. The display options offers a couple of ways to display the Unity launcher “fade, auto hide” or you can use both. Last but not least for Unity launcher configurations is Change the backlights for launcher icons.
Unity Dash configurations
By default when you click on Unity dash icon the desktop become Blurry, MyUnity will allow to make the dash home blurry or not. Also you can adjust the size of Unity dash home for a Netbook so it will fully cover the desktop or you can select the desktop option and it will looks like un-maximized.
Unity Panel Configuration
Adjust the level of transparency for Unity panel.
Allows you to show or hide home, network, mounted devices, and trash icons on the desktop.
Here you can customize fonts for the system, document, desktop, window title and monospace “unicode font”. Also you can shows between many options for font anti-aliasing and hinting.
Messed everything up Time to Reset Unity
Finally if you feel you have messed everything up with Unity User interface you can use the reset option by clicking on the “Default Unity settings” in the bottom right of MyUnity application.
Install MyUnity 2.0 On Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Using PPA
Run Terminal “Ctrl+Alt+t”, then type
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install myunity
Install MyUnity 2.0 On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin
MyUnity 2.0 is available on Ubuntu Precise local repository. So, for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS users you are not have to add any additional repositories. Just run the installation command.
MyUnity project official PPA.