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A configuration frontend for the Unity desktop environment

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What is Unsettings?

Unsettings is a graphical configuration program for the Unity desktop environment that lets you change some oft the Unity settings.

Unsettings can only change your users’s settings, you can’t use it to change global settings or do anything else that needs root privileges.

You can use Unsettings to change the themes for GTK, window manger, icons and cursors. But it doesn’t support the installation of new themes.

With Unsettings you can switch off the global menu and the overlay scrollbars used in Unity.

In addition to just applying the settings Unsettings lets you to save your settings into and load from a text file (JSON format) so you can easily backup you settings or copy them to a different account.

Where can I get Unsettings?

Unsettings is available at


Unsettings is Alpha software. It works for me but I expect it to have quite some bugs. The user interface and the file format may change in future version. Use it at your own risk.

If you find a bug in Unsettings please report it at the bugtracker at Launchpad so that I can fix it. Thank you.


Unsettings is developed and tested on Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” and Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”.

Unsettings needs the following packages from the software sources:

  • gir1.2-glib-2.0

  • gir1.2-gtk-3.0

  • python-gobject

  • python-xdg

If you install the .deb package this packages will be automatically installed if needed.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

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