The MyUnity configuration tool is a useful utility to configure the Unity desktop the way you wish. The utility may be installed on Ubuntu by typing sudo apt-get install myunity, then run myunity to load the application and configure away. With additions like this, that really should be integrated into the system settings control panel, the Ubuntu Unity desktop is finally becoming as configurable as the other Linux desktops. I am forcing myself to use the Unity desktop for a little while even though I have Afterstep and KDE 4.8.0 installed. I just wish to try out the latest features and see what I really think about it. I am trying to get the HUD installed, but I do not think that is really necessary. Anyway, check this application out and see if it makes your Unity experience any better or not.
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