#5 My Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 – Tweak Unity Interface as you like
My Unity is a dedicated tool to configure the ubuntu unity interface as a user like. Change themes, icons, transparancy etc. It can change
Unity Launcher color, Unity Launcher transparency, Unity Launcher size,Unity Launcher backlight, Unity Launcher display mode, Unity Launcher behavior, Show mounted devices on the Unity Launcher, Display available and recent apps in Unity Dash, Change Unity Dash blur, Change Unity Dash size, Change Unity Panel transparency etc…
In Ubuntu 12.04 you can install MyUnity 3.0 using the following command or search for myunity in the software center:
sudo apt-get install myunity
Source : http://unity.ubuntu.com/ , smashingweb.ge6.org
Unity support is one of several changes making up the latest release of lightweight web browser Midori.
We’ll begin this run down with the one part of Midori you probably see more than you care to: the crash dialog.
In Midori 0.4.0 this has received a birrova overhaul, with nicely placed options for ‘discarding, loading or delaying’ your last open tabs placed along the bottom.
Navigating to ‘the next page’ on Google search (not that anyone goes past page 1 ;)), Forums and other sites with a ‘next’ link is a breeze in this update: just hit the space bar. Alternatively you’re free to press the ‘Forward’ button now present in the taskbar.
Midori is available to install in Ubuntu 10.04 through 11.04 Natty Narwhal via the official Midori PPA. In order to use this PPA you also have to add the webkit team PPA.
Both can be added in Ubuntu by running the following command via a Terminal: -
Or by adding ‘ppa:midori/ppa’ and ‘ppa:webkit-team/ppa’ to your Software Sources separately.
Once both PPAs have been added you simply need to run an update/refresh before installing Midori. We’ve made this last part easy: just hit the shiny button we’ve placed below: -
Source : www.omgubuntu.co.uk
Keeping up with Facebook on Ubuntu has never been an issue; there are a tonne of applications available that let you do everything from read your stream to upload photos and update your status.
If that much Facebook on your desktop sounds like too much you might benefit from ‘Faccialibro‘ – a simple Unity Launcher applet that lets you know of unread messages, notifications and friend requests – and nothing more.
Want to add it? First install ‘python-facebook‘ (click link to install)’.
The applet can be downloaded from the site of the of the developer, mirko, at mirkoweb.org/Faccialibro.tar.gz
Let the download fully complete, then extract the archive into your Home folder.
Next, open into your Home folder and press CTRL+H to reveal hidden file and folders.
Locate and open the folder ‘.faccialibro‘ (note the period proceeding the name)
Inside this folder right-click on the file named ‘Faccialibro.desktop’, selecting the ‘Properties’ item from the menu.
Replace the name ‘mirko‘ present in the ‘Command’ field to that of your username. Your username can be seen next to the Home folder icon at the top of the Nautilus sidebar. To apply the icon drag the ‘facebook.png’ icon into the icon field square. to the left of the entry fields.
Lastly select the ‘Permissions’ tab, where you should check the box next to ‘Allow executing file as program’.
All that remains now is to drag the ‘Faccialibro‘ file onto the Unity Launcher so we can use it: -
In order for Faccialibro to receive notification of alerts it first has to be ‘authorised’ with Facebook. This isn’t a hassle; click on the Faccialibro icon now in your launcher to launch Facebook in your browser where a prompt will appear asking you to ‘Allow’ permission to the app.
Once authorised you can close the window and let the applet do the work.
Source : www.omgubuntu.co.uk
To help tide us over until Google release official Google+ tools for developers to play with reader Tom LeJeune has added ‘drag n’ drop’ Picasa image uploading to the Google+ Unity Launcher Quicklist we featured recently.
Visit : Picasa 3.0 for Linux
Installing GoogleCL in Ubuntu
The first step is to install ‘googlecl‘ – a set of neat command line tools provided by Google for accessing their various services. GoogleCL is available through the Ubuntu Software Centre, so either search for it manually or hit the button below to launch and proceed.
After installing GoogleCL you’ll need to authorize your Picasa account with it.
Adding Google+ Picasa Uploader to Unity Launcher
With the preparation out of the way we can move on to adding and installing the Google+ launcher.
Download the Google+ Unity Launcher package by pressing the button below.
Once downloaded move this package to your Home folder, extract then press CTRL+H to reveal “hidden” files.
Find the folder named ‘.googleplus‘. (Note the period proceeding the name.)
Inside, open the file named ‘googleplus.desktop’ in Text Edit/Gedit. Change the username of the lines starting ‘Exec’ and ‘Icon’ to yours. (Highlighted in yellow in the image below)
Save and close the file.
The next step is to get it able to ‘run’. To do this you need to right click on the file (googleplus.desktop) and choose ‘Properties‘ from the resulting menu.
Once the ‘File Properties‘ window has opened choose the ‘Permissions‘ tab, and check the box next to ‘Allow Executing File as Program‘.
Drag and drop the file over to the Unity Launcher.
And you’re done! You can now drag and drop a picture or image file for instant upload to your Picasa web albums, and depending on your settings will appear in your Google+ Stream/Photos tab.
One draw back to TLJ’s app is that you can’t choose which album to add a photo to. As such you’ll be prompted to create a new album with each upload.
Once successfully uploaded the Picasa album will auto-open in your browser, ready for you to edit.
Source : www.omgubuntu.co.uk
Welcome to another installment of the Unity progress report. Many Unity team members are recovering from the Dublin sprint, however the polish is still is still trickling in. Thanks for the great fixes Rafał, Andrea, Daniel and Oliver! Also a reminder that we have an IRC meeting today at 1800UTC on #ayatana on Freenode if you’d like to get started hacking on Unity.