Friday, October 28, 2011

Unity 2D: The Launcher always visible. Here's how ...


The new Ubuntu 11.10 Oniric proposes the new default desktop environment Unity which, however, only the latest generation of graphics cards and then if our PC is dated not be able to use the new desktop environment. Canonical he also thought of making this Unity2D the desktop environment similar in many respects to the default version, however, written in QT and compatible with any graphics card. Although similar in many features and appearance Unity2D offers no customization tools feature is not much loved by many users.
One of the most popular customization is the ability to disable the disappearance of Intelligent Launcher enabled by default, simply put the function that gets rid of the sidebar, or Launcher when we approach them with a window so increasing the available workspace.

In this article we will see how to disable this feature always visible and keep the Launcher bringing the windows below the toolbar.

To get the Launcher always visible on Unity 2D you must install Dconf a tool for customizing the desktop environment to do our terminal just type:
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
at this point to have the Launcher always visible just type:
dconf write /com/canonical/unity-2d/launcher/use-strut true
if instead riprositinare want the Launcher as the default we type in terminal
dconf write /com/canonical/unity-2d/launcher/use-strut 0
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