Unity Tweak Tool is a settings manager for the Unity desktop. It provides users with a fast, simple and easy-to-use interface with which to access many useful and little known features and settings of the desktop environment that one may want to configure.
To install unity tweak tool copy paste the the following commands into your terminal
sudo apt install unity-tweak-tool
(Unity Tweak Tool can be opened by doing a Dash search as well )
To speed up Unity go to General set texture quality to fast under hardware acceleration and turn off animations .
2.Install Compiz Config :
Compiz is a compositing window manager for the X Window System, using 3D graphics hardware to create fast compositing desktop effects for window management. Effects, such as a minimization animation or a cube workspace, are implemented as loadable plugins.
To install CompizConfig , open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) :
sudo apt install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager
After the installation is done you can open the settings-manager
from Dash .
Go to Composite and uncheck Detect Refresh Rate:
Hit back and return to the main configuration window . Next click on OpenGL and uncheck
Sync to VBlank. (caution using compizconfig-settings-manager as it can break your system)
3.Moving Temporary Files to Memory (RAM):
Before starting this process it’s a good idea to backup the fstab file:
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
Add the following lines at the end of the file :
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,size=1G,mode=1777 0 0
tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
tmpfs /var/log tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=0755 0 0
tmpfs /var/log/apt tmpfs defaults,noatime 0 0
Look for vm.swappiness in the file and change its value. If it doesn’t exist, add it to the end of the file on a new line.
vm.swappiness = 1 (“1” is the minimum possible “active swapping” setting while “0” means disable swapping completely and only revert to when RAM is completely filled. Using these settings in low-spec systems of 2GB RAM or less may cause freezes and make the OS completely unresponsive)
Save the file after making the change.
Once you have completed editing the file save the file and close it.
Before network tweaks: