Is there a "good" alternative application for the system settings application that comes with Ubuntu?

I mean I know that KDE and gnome come with their alternatives, but I would like to have one without having to install full KDE or gnome or too many background libraries.

Basically I need something to use with i3wm. Until 15.10 system-settings worked fine in i3wm but in 16.04 system settings display only 3 items.

Is there at least a way to install kde system settings without installing KDE as a dependency?

When launching unity-control-center with gksudo I get all the icons, but I don't get any sound devices. The terminal displays this error when I enter the sound menu: (unity-control-center:15613): sound-cc-panel-WARNING **: Unable to find stream for bar '(null)' eoSink'

  • Which settings should be covered? KDE systemsettings covers quite a lot , when run from a fully installed KDE, but much of it is KDE specific (themes, autostart, …) or will not work (easily) work with i3 because it will not be loaded by default (screen saver, power settings, …). – Adaephon Apr 25 '16 at 7:22
  • Well, at least the basics like sound, mouse, keyboard and other settings. – Mario Kamenjak Apr 25 '16 at 7:48

Running sudo unity-control-center seems to show all icons.

There is a problem with this, though: no devices are listed in the Sound settings.

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