On an old PC the Unity desktop environment in Ubuntu might be slow and unresponsive. Here are a few tricks to make Unity Dash respond faster.
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While Unity 8 is new and shiny, it doesn’t work with some of the old Xorg apps because of the difference in the display server. Here’s how you can get these old Xorg apps working in Unity 8!
By default, Ubuntu’s Unity desktop only has four workspaces. If this isn’t enough or too many, here’s how you can tweak the number of workspaces in Unity.
The Unity Dash in Ubuntu doesn’t come with options for you to shutdown your PC. Here’s how you can add session management options to Unity Dash.
Do you want to test the various desktop environments and see which one is the best for you? Look no further than Hybryde Fusion which let you test out 11 DE at once.
Do you know that all the default Unity lenses come with a keyboard shortcut that you can use to quickly access it? For example, you can use “Super + a” to open the Application lens and “Super + f” to open the Files lens. What if you have installed a custom lens and want to […]
If you are both a Skype and Ubuntu user, you will know that Skype does not really integrate well into the system. While Skype comes with a Linux desktop client that you can install on Ubuntu, it doesn’t integrate itself into the system theme, nor does it makes use of the system notification panel. If […]
One of the reasons that many hated the Unity desktop in Ubuntu is because there is a lack of customization option. People switched from Windows/Mac to Linux is mainly because Linux offers them an environment where they can customize everything to their liking. When Canonical reduced your ability to do what you want with your […]
One of the best feature of the Unity desktop in Ubuntu is the lens. Lens are the search feature in the Dash. Different lenses allow you to perform search functions, for example, the Music Lens allows you to search for music that you have recently listened to while the Applications Lens searches for all your […]
Previously, we have shown you a list of useful quicklist that you can add to your Ubuntu launcher. While they are useful, creating them is not a one-click affair. You have to copy the .desktop file over to your Home folder, make the amendment and restart Unity. What if there is an easier way to […]
If you are using Ubuntu Natty, and the Unity desktop, you will surely know that there are very little configuration options available. If you wanted to make any change, your best bet is to install the CompizConfig Setting Manager and search through the vast list for the options that you want to change. If you […]
One of the useful features in Unity (Ubuntu Natty) is the adding of quicklists to the application icons in the launcher. For example, you can right click on the Google Chrome icon and access the option to open an incognito window, or right click the Gmail icon and select “Compose New Email” option. For those […]
One of the (most hated?) features in Ubuntu is the Unity theme that changed almost every aspect of the familiar GNOME environment that you are used to. You can’t add custom icons to the panel or to the system tray, you have to change your workflow and get used to the dash. To make it […]
If you have followed me in Make Tech Easier, you will know that I always like to test out and review the beta version of Ubuntu. First of all, all the functionalities are more or less finalized in the beta version, and it is stable enough to install in production machine. Most important of all, […]
With the changes coming to the desktops of some major Linux distributions, it looks like we’re beginning to see some welcome differentiation between how each distro presents itself to users. Fedora and Ubuntu are of course well known as some of the most popular and user-friendly Linux systems, and while they have many similarities, their […]
Are you loving your current Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE) user interface? Well, that’s going to change in the next iteration of UNE, also known as 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. Ubuntu founder has recently unveiled a new lightweight desktop environment called Unity. This new desktop environment is designed to consume lesser resources and make lesser use of […]