First Major Gripe: Unity auto-hides, and thus my taskbar is gone.
I do FAR MORE on my computer than just surf the web. I'm a programmer, so I have my editor windows open (atleast two), I have several terminal windows open. I also have several images open, I'm constantly taking screenshots. And I always have gedit open, for just pasting some text for a period of time. So, without a taskbar, I'm significantly hamstrung. And having to mouse over the Ubuntu icon, or mouse over it, and then jiggle it until the Unity bar full of installed applications pops up, is very very sucky.
FEATURE REQUEST: Allow me to right click somewhere in the Unity bar launcher and have an option for Preferences that takes me to the setting manager, and have the setting-manager installed by default.
1) To disable auto-hide, you first gotta install the setting manager for Unity.
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
2a) Open System Settings (to eventually find compiz-config to eventually find unity-config)
To open the newly install setting manager, I've found it by clicking the power button in the top right corner, and going to System Settings.
2b) Find compiz config (so we can then find unity config)
From the System Settings, search for compiz, and click the first result.
2c) Find Unity config
From the CompizConfig Settings Manager, search for Unity, and click the first result.
3) From Ubuntu Unity Plugin, change Hide Launcher to: Never
Now, the Unity launcher will never autohide.
- where is the show desktop button?
- how do I use Unity to switch between multiple instances of the same program open.
- i.e. Chrome window 1, and Chrome window 2. (assume I've never heard of Alt-Tab).
- Perhaps Unity UI team can borrow inspiration from Windows 7, and mousing over an icon in the Unity launcher will then show thumbnails of all running instances of that program.