Unity Tweak Tool is an App That Makes Moving the Unity Launcher Easy

Canonical made toying with the Unity launcher easy when the company introduced a set of commands that lets users move the launch from its default location to other parts of the display.
For those that don’t enjoy having to punch in commands to customize and tailor the launcher to their taste, there is a third party utility that makes playing around with the Unity Launcher fun and easy.

The app is called Unity Tweak Tool version 0.7 and it just doesn’t makes it hassle free to move the launcher but also improves user experience by giving them the ability to switch GTK themes and also enabling hidden features like Minimize on click.With Ubuntu 16.04 almost upon us, the new stable release of the operating system is jam packed with new hidden features for the Unity Launcher a lot of which can

With Ubuntu 16.04 almost upon us, the new stable release of the operating system is jam packed with new hidden features for the Unity Launcher a lot of which can be unraveled with the apps user-friendly graphical user interface.

 

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Like mentioned in the beginning of the article, Canonical devs did finally give users the ability move the Unity Launch after a long wait but they didn’t make it easy and those wanting to try it out will have to modify a hidden configuration key either through tapping away with a series of commands in the terminal or messing with dconf-editor both of which are traitorous if you ask me.
Now this process is cut down to three easy steps thanks to the Unity Tweak Tool. Users on Ubuntu 16.04 can move the launcher to the bottom of the screen through these steps.
1. Download Unity Tweak Tool and then install it either through the terminal or the easier way using the software extractor. Run the app.
2. Head over to Unity>Launcher>Appearance.
3. Then Change position from default “Left” to the “bottom”

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The same process can be applied to all positions that you want to move the launcher to and all you have to do is change the last part to your favorite section of the screen.
The program comes with additional features like focus windows, raise on click and more, you can download the app and explore these tools yourself.

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Lamin Kanteh
Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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