Ubuntu – where are the ubuntu-desktop settings


I just installed the Ubuntu desktop (apt-get install ubuntu-desktop) for the first time. I guess this is Unity.

I wonder where I can find the settings. There was the "System Settings" tool right in the launcher but it only has some very basic settings – I am missing basically everything. I was searching:

  • how I can change my default mouse cursor
  • how can I setup the background so that it fades through a predefined set (or just a directory) of pictures
  • how I can change the default font and other font settings
  • where can I tweak the graphics settings (this was Compiz earlier, not sure if it still is)


Best Answer

try installing gnome-tweak-tool via terminal and search for advanced options in dash to launch it.: `

  • sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool`

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Also use ubuntutweak app to manage theme too.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

You can easily manage themes ans cursor settings with this two.

Variety is nice app released for quantal to change wallpapers.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install variety

    Also try myunity programm for configuring unity in software center.

  • sudo apt-get install myunity