Posted by: reformedmusings | May 2, 2012

Tweaks for Unity 2D in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise

When I was trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 LTS but had serious issues, the Ubuntu 2D option saved my bacon. However, the Unity launcher icons were HUGE. I rarely use the 2D setup, but still didn’t want the huge launcher icons.

But there are options! There’s a simple script here that can change the icons size. I ran it and it works great. I decreased mine from the default 48 to the minimum size of 32.

Before @ 48

After @ 32

Also, there’s a simple program to change some basic behavior of the 2D desktop here. I used it to set the Unity launcher to Dodge Windows. Very cool.

Look Ma, no launcher panel over gedit!

These changes make 2D almost fun!

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