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    how to personalize ubuntu?

    Hi all,

    after a recent PC upgrade i have gotten back to ubuntu.
    However, I'm still looking for the menu where I can personalize the behavior, i.e. the most practical thing, that windows automatically get focused and pop up when i move the mouse over them. Couldn't find it in the System Settings program
    Where do i have to look?

    Thanks for your help
    Last edited by cheatos; March 20th, 2013 at 08:08 PM. Reason: SOLVED

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    Re: how to personalize ubuntu?

    gnome-tweak-tool is popular for personalizing
    apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

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    Re: how to personalize ubuntu?

    so there is no more options than the ones in system settings?
    Thats too bad. I used to have 11.04 it was pretty awesome what you could configure. Don't want to install a lot of tools because my install currently is running on a USB-stick

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    Re: how to personalize ubuntu?

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    Re: how to personalize ubuntu?

    As well as the Tweak Tool Install the Compiz Config Settings Manager from the software center and there are Unity behavior settings. The settings can be accessed easier from Ubuntu Tweak after the CCSM is installed. http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/ubunt...untu-1210.html

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    Re: how to personalize ubuntu?

    so sorry for the probably stupid question, but what is the ccsm mentioned in these two threads?
    Cannot find it via the launcher.
    ok, compiz config settings manager thanks for clarifying frogs hair!
    too bad though that ubuntu doesn't have a built-in tool anymore. compiz used to give me some weird problems back in 11.04
    Last edited by cheatos; March 9th, 2013 at 10:03 PM.

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    Re: how to personalize ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by cheatos View Post
    so there is no more options than the ones in system settings?
    Thats too bad. I used to have 11.04 it was pretty awesome what you could configure. Don't want to install a lot of tools because my install currently is running on a USB-stick
    As unity is a plugin for compiz you would need to install compizconfig-settings-manager for unity and window manager settings.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
    Enter ccsm in the dash to run.
    Focus behaviour is in ccsm > general options

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    Re: how to personalize ubuntu?

    Thanks for your help. Im installing it right now
    Still i think that this is some serious downgrade :/
    In lubuntu which i used in the meantime i could also configure this behaviour directly

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    Re: how to personalize ubuntu?

    okay, so it runs now. I have adjusted the auto.raise delay to 200 (i think milliseconds doesnt say so in the program)
    but nothing happens.
    Will i have to restart x server?
    In the meantime i have restarted my xserver but nothing changed. Still no elevation of the window by mouseover
    I realy liked that feature over windows and would love to have it again.
    if it won't work as i want it to, would i be able to have the ubuntu desktop look and feel but with a lubuntu "under the hood"? Because there it worked well
    Last edited by cheatos; March 9th, 2013 at 10:28 PM.

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    Re: how to personalize ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by cheatos View Post
    okay, so it runs now. I have adjusted the auto.raise delay to 200 (i think milliseconds doesnt say so in the program)
    but nothing happens.
    Will i have to restart x server?
    In the meantime i have restarted my xserver but nothing changed. Still no elevation of the window by mouseover
    I realy liked that feature over windows and would love to have it again.
    if it won't work as i want it to, would i be able to have the ubuntu desktop look and feel but with a lubuntu "under the hood"? Because there it worked well
    Have you unmarked "click to focus"

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