Chapter 9. Dressing Up the Bird

Customizing the Look and Feel of Your System

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One of the nice features of Linux has always been that you can change its appearance to varying degrees. I don’t mean just desktop backgrounds and colors and display fonts but things like window borders too. You can even change the entire desktop environment if you’re so inclined.

For customization fans, however, one thing that is slightly disappointing about the Unity environment in Ubuntu is that it is not as easily customizable as others. The main way to give yourself total customization freedom is to actually get rid of Unity, which is delving into pretty geeky territory, ...

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