Chapter 6. Customizing Ubuntu for Performance, Accessibility, and Fun

Unity Terminology

Appearance Tool


Compiz Config Settings Manager

Unity Lenses and Scope

Additional Resources


One of the most appealing arguments for the adoption and use of Linux is the fact it can be customized according to personal preferences, and in this chapter we look at the many ways the Unity desktop can be adapted to different users. Unity is a relatively new desktop, so we start by reviewing the terminology for the desktop, then look at the default settings, and various ways to tweak them. Lenses were introduced in the Ubuntu 11.04 release, and now in the 12.04 LTS, a wide variety of Lenses are available. We examine some popular Lenses ...

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