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As mentioned earlier, MyUnity is a third-party tool, which uses Gambas, and was created by the MyUnity team. To find out more about the team, go to http://uielinux.org/myunity.

If you followed the instructions to get the MyUnity tool early in the chapter, great; if not, you may want to do that now. This tool allows users to tweak six areas of the Unity desktop. Now let’s look at those areas.

The Launcher (Figure 6-9) allows you to change the color, transparency, size, backlight, display, and behavior and to select what devices, if any, will show.

Figure 6-9. MyUnity Launcher

The Dash (Figure 6-10) allows you to change what applications you see when you search. You can display available applications or most recent applications by simply choosing yes or no from this tab. You can also change the blur settings and the Dash size.

Figure 6-10. MyUnity Dash

The Panel (Figure 6-11) allows you to change the transparency settings.

Figure 6-11. MyUnity Panel

The Desktop (Figure 6-12) allows you to decide what icons you want showing on your desktop. You can decide to turn on or off the Home icon, Networking icon, Devices icon, Trash icon, and more.

Figure 6-12. MyUnity Desktop

The Font (Figure 6-13) allows you to decide which fonts you want to use for the window title, documents, desktop, system, and monospace and allows you to set the hinting and antialiasing.

Figure 6-13. MyUnity Font

The Themes (Figure 6-14) allows you to mix and match various themes and icons.

Figure 6-14. MyUnity Themes

Play around with these settings. MyUnity is a very forgiving tool. If you don’t like the tweaks you are making, simply click the default settings area (Figure 6-15) found on every tab, and you’ll be able to start your tweaking adventure all over again.

Figure 6-15. MyUnity Default Setting

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