We anticipated upcoming Unity changes when Unity 2D Desktop Settings (tweak) emerged. Since then there have been many new Unity customization applications, such as, Unity Plugin and Unity Launcher Editor. Recently Confity was released, which serves as a compact application for combining the features of Unity plugin and Unity Launcher Editor within a single application. It allows easily changing Unity settings such as icon size, device view, launch animation and much more.
Confity can be installed by downloading the Sourceforge package, extracting the tar.gz file and running Confity.py file.
The Configuration GUI interface will emerge, from where you can easily edit Unity settings. The available options include:
- Unity icon size management
- Auto hiding the launcher
- The ability to change backlight, notification, panel opacity and device settings
- Changing the size of Dashboard and Virtual desktop
- Tweaking options, such as, adding shortcuts to the default bookmarked folders to the home folder launcher’s quicklist, Bansheee and Rhythmbox playback control and shortcut to Google Services
You can also set some custom hotkeys to perform tasks such as execution of a command, launcher focus, Dashboard view and workspace selection