setting up Unity desktop env

enable alt-right-click to resize windows,

    sudo apt install compizconfig-settings-manager
    ccsm

    window management / resize window
    button2->button3 (DISABLE WINDOW MENU)

no sticky edges,

settings > display
sticky edges OFF

workspaces,

settings > appearance / behaviour
enable workspaces
add show desktop icon to the launcher
menus visibility: always displayed

keyboard shortcuts,

settings > keyboard
navigation / move to workspace...
navigation / switch to workspace...
windows / maximize with Alt+`
windows / close with Alt+Q

show the system icons on the destkop,

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
unity-tweak-tool

Desktop Icons > (click click click)

Ref. http://askubuntu.com/questions/581197/my-desktop-icons-not-appearing