Tweaking Ubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak!

Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak is an application that makes it easier for user to configure their Ubuntu computer.

Among the features of Ubuntu Tweak are :

  • Display Basic System Information
  • Tweaks GNOME Session Control
  • Edit Application Auto Start setting
  • Clean cache and temporary files
  • Change Default Splash Screen (or hides them!)
  • Easy to configure System Security Settings
  • Panel Tweaking
  • Tweaks Power Management Settings (useful for netbook!)
  • And many more

Visit Ubuntu Tweak website for more information!

How to remove user name from MeMenu in Unity (Ubuntu Natty)

The newly released Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) features Unity shell interface which displays the current user name the top right of the panel (MeMenu) that adds a personalized feeling to desktop users.

However some users might not be comfortable to have their username appears on the computer screen, especially when they are working on a publicly accessible computer or when they do not want their username to appear on screenshots or screen-casts of their desktop.

So to remove the username, one only need to open a console, and run the following command:
gconftool -s /system/indicator/me/display –type int 0





Alternatively, you can also choose to display your own fullname on MeMenu. You can do that by running the following command:
gconftool -s /system/indicator/me/display –type int 2

You return to the default setting of displaying your current username, by running:
gconftool -s /system/indicator/me/display –type int 1

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