The new Unity Launcher is a new and very significant part of the desktop environment. After logging into your system the Launcher will automatically appear along the left edge of your screen.
Unity Launcher Contents
The Unity Launcher can be used to store and run all of your favorite applications. There is also a workspace switcher near the bottom of the Launcher, and as could be expected, there is a trash applet at the bottom of the Launcher.
Here I will point out all of the important files needed to use the new Unity desktop. This will cover all of the packages that are required and recommended to run the Unity desktop on your system. This will also give users a better understanding of how Unity works, and just which tools are used to get the job done.
More About Unity Desktop Components
The Unity desktop has only recently been added to Ubuntu and things are already changing and improving quickly.
Time to take a closer look at the controversial Unity desktop for Ubuntu. Unity is designed to be highly efficient for new users, though veterans may have trouble adjusting. Personally I still have mixed feelings about the Unity desktop. The biggest disappointment is the lack of official configuration options.
Unity Desktop Efficiency
Using unity effectively can certainly offer increased productivity for some people, leaving others longing for the good old days.
Facing the barrage of recent changes, I decided to take more time to become better acquainted with the new Unity interface which was introduced in Ubuntu 11.04. Despite my first impressions, it seems Unity is coming along well, and is getting better with every update.