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If "One of the design goals of Unity is to reduce the clutter of the desktop, another is to use space more efficiently." Then why not hide the multi-color launcher when your windows are maximized on a small laptop? So i can see it just when I'm going to use it.

The desktop looks very cool when applications are not maximized by the way :)

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This is now implemented in Unity 2D for Natty. I encourage you to try it out using our daily PPA:


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Just to complete the answer: This feature is NOT available for Ubuntu 10.10 (via PPA). – user12771 Mar 21 '11 at 17:13

gconf-editor > desktop > unity-2d > launcher> edit key from 0 to 1/2 and tick "use strut"

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I am sure it will It already does on the normal Unity its a compiz setting it has been stated that this and many other enhancements are to be ported to unity 2d

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