Tweak Ubuntu Gnome Desktop Settings To Get Rid Of Common Annoyances

Many users who move to Ubuntu from other operating system find it hard to get rid of common annoyances such as accidentally removing their Gnome Panel, updating Ubuntu and managing software sources. In this post I will provide you with an easy solution to manage your Gnome Settings for avoiding common issues such as resizing Windows, removing the Gnome Panel, enabling icons on buttons, etc.

To tweak and change Gnome Settings, install the Ubuntu Tweak (download link given at the end of this post). After installation, go to Gnome Settings section and Unlock it by entering your password. From here, you can

  • Enable warning messages before removing the Gnome Panel.
  • Lock down all panels to avoid removing them accidentally.
  • Enable panel animation.
  • Display either the username, computer name or disable a name display in Me Menu (system tray menu).
  • View input and Unicode control character menus within right-click menu.
  • Enable icons on buttons.
  • Enable fast user switching even when the computer screen is locked.
  • Enable or disable a system wide recent document list.

Gnome Panel Settings

For changing your Window settings, click Preferences button and set a default Window width and height. You can also enable or disable

  • Updates
  • Synchronization notifications
  • Separate sources
  • Highlight new items in Sources and Application centers.

Default Window Width

You can garb the Deb package for your Ubuntu version from the developer’s website link given below. Also check out more Ubuntu Tweak Usages.

Download Ubuntu Tweak