GNOME Control Center Unity 1.0 landed in Ubuntu 13.04 (non-default)
System Settings combines a solid amount of configuration options, oriented towards providing users a clickable manner of dealing with keyboard, bluetooth, sound, printers, network, Online Accounts, etc, essentially, grouping, categorizing and exposing relevant aspects of the desktop.
It seems that the developers have started a work on creating a separate Ubuntu-specific System Settings (a completely new tool or parts of it), approach that is to be probably fully or partially implemented in Ubuntu 13.04.
GNOME Control Center Unity 1.0 has landed in Ubuntu 13.04, being available via Ubuntu Software Center (not installed by default), thus the user can already install the app.
At the moment, installing GNOME Control Center Unity 1.0 adds a separate/extra
Appearance entry (under
System Settings-->Personal) containing (similar to the "old"
Appearance) two categories:
Look (where the background and the GTK+ theme can be changed, as well as modifying the launcher icon size) and
Behavior (auto-hide ON/OFF the launcher, etc).
Essentially, at the moment, the newly released addition groups "old" features, yet filtered through a Unity prism.
GNOME Control Center Unity 1.0 is not merely a just-scratched-the-surface tool, but comes with dedicated .desktop file (available under
/usr/share/applications and launchable via the Dash, similar to a regular app), dedicated
unity-slideshow-symbolic icon (housed under
/usr/share/hicolor/scalable/categories), as well as functionality (usable wallpaper changing, auto-hide actions, etc).
GNOME Control Center Unity 1.0 is described/referred to/named as Unity Settings Panels (on its official launchpad webpage), furthermore its changelog, "Initial release, split out from gnome-control-center", comes to strengthen potential upcoming changes.
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