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NAME

unity-control-center – Configure Unity settings

SYNOPSIS

unity-control-center [OPTION…] [PANEL] [ARG…]

DESCRIPTION

unity-control-center is a graphical user interface to configure various
aspects of Unity.

When run without arguments, the shell displays the overview, which
shows all available configuration panels. The overview allows to open
individual panels by clicking on them. It also has a search entry to
find panels by searching keywords.

It is also possible to specify a panel name as commandline argument to
go directly to that panel. Individual panels may accept further
arguments to specify which tab to open (for multi-tabbed panels) or
which item to display (for panels with lists).

Note that unity-control-center is not meant to expose each and every
setting that is available. The settings that can be found here
represent what is considered useful and commonly needed options. For
more exotic or uncommon options, you can look at gnome-tweak-tool or
the gsettings commandline utility.

PANELS
The following panel names can be specified:

background
The background panel lets you set your desktop background.

bluetooth
The bluetooth panel lets you configure your computer’s Bluetooth
adapter, and pair the computer with Bluetooth keyboards, phones,
etc.

color
The color panel can calibrate monitors, web cams and printers for
accurate color reproduction.

datetime
The datetime panel lets you set the timezone and time format.

Some operations in this panel affect all user accounts on the
computer and require privieges.

display
The display panel configures the resolution and arrangement of
monitors and laptop panels. Note that monitors can be rearranged by
drag-and-drop, and you can change which monitor is your main
display by dragging the black bar.

info
The info panel shows a general overview of the system
configuration. It also lets you change the default applications for
various tasks and the handling of removable media.

keyboard
The keyboard panel can change how the keyboard reacts to key
presses and lets you change keyboard shortcuts or create custom
shortcuts.

You can open this panel on a specific tab by passing typing or
shortcuts as extra argument.

mouse
The mouse panel can change how mice and touchpads react to user
input.

network
The network panel provides a view of available network devices
(wired, wireless or mobile) and their current configuration. It
also provides a way to create new VPN connections and configure
proxy settings.

online-accounts
The online-accounts panel shows your configured online accounts and
lets you add or remove accounts.

power
The power panel shows the fill level of batteries and can configure
what happens when the computer is idle or runs out of battery.

printers
The printers panel shows all known printers and their status. It is
possible to inspect queued print jobs and add new printers.

Some operations in this panel require privileges.

region
The region panel contains regional settings such as the display
language, formatting for times, dates, numbers, and input sources.

You can open this panel on a specific tab by passing language,
formats, layouts or system as extra argument.

screen
The screen panel contains settings that control the screen
brightness and screen lock behavior.

sound
The sound panel shows all known sound devices and their
configuration, including volume and balance settings.

You can open this panel on a specific tab by passing output, input,
hardware, effects or applications as extra argument.

universal-access
The universal-access panel contains settings for accessible
technologies such as the screen reader, magnifier, screen keyboard
and AccessX options.

user-accounts
The user-accounts panel shows all user accounts that exist on the
computer and allows to change them in some ways, such as changing
the user name, password or permissions. It also allows to create or
remove accounts.

Some operations in this panel require privileges.

wacom
the wacom panel shows connected Wacom graphics tablets and lets you
calibrate and configure such devices.

OPTIONS

-?, –help
Prints a short help text and exits.

–version
Prints the program version and exits.

-v, –verbose
Enables verbose mode.

-o, –overview
Opens the overview.

EXIT STATUS
On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

SEE ALSO

gsettings

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