Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Does anyone knows if the 2D (Qt) version of unity will be theme-able and also will support transparency in the top panel?

How customizable is Unity 2D planned to be?

share|improve this question

Unity 2D is nearly not customizable at all for the moment. All customization that exists today is through GConf (/desktop/unity-2d key). As of now, there is no plan to improve on that.

The top panel cannot be made transparent without compositing support. Metacity (used in Unity 2D) has support for compositing but it is not well tested and has a list of known bugs.

share|improve this answer

About the customization, OMG Ubuntu reported that there is a GUI tool for that: "Ubuntu Unity 2d tweaking tool", that allows the user to configure all the options possible at the moment.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.