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Make Ubuntu 11.10 look the way I like? (Now: 12.04)

Postby FranBlakes » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:41 pm

I have several systems running Ubunutu 10.04 which is supported until 2013.

The desktop layout is the same on all systems.
I've tried Ubuntu 11.10 in a virtualbox and dislike.

Layout of all systems:
1 panel at the top.
    Menu [Icon only]
    dockbarx
    Window Title for Gnome Panel 0.2.10
    Notification Area 2.30.2 [Volume/Internet]
    Clock
    Window Buttons 0.2.10


I've used the unity interface and classic [fallback mode]

My desktop:
[url]postimage.org/image/gbdxp8645[/url]

Any help would be appreciated!
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Postby FranBlakes » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:49 pm

Got until April 2013 to find an answer...
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Postby gn2 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:59 am

I'm in exactly the same position.
Have been fooling around with 11.10 in a VM for a while, looks like the solution for me will be a switch to Xfce.
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Now 12.04

Postby FranBlakes » Tue May 29, 2012 10:04 am

Well I've upgraded a laptop to Ubuntu 12.04.

I'm using "Classic Gnome"
and installed: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/02/window-a ... e-for.html

Now looking for icon based window selector, any ideas?
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Postby ajgreeny » Tue May 29, 2012 5:11 pm

I am using a test installation of 12.04 with the classic gnome desktop, and by using info at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966370 I have got my box looking just about identical to my main 10.04 installation.

I only use a single panel, like the linked posts author, and have always run my gnome like that, having started my Linux days using KDE. Gnome ran much faster on my box, so I tweaked it to look as I want, and I can still do so.

Try it out. It certainly works well as far as I can see, and I am hard pushed sometimes to realise that I am running 12.04 instead of 10.04, as they do now look the same.
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Postby FranBlakes » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:22 pm

Using Gnome Classic/Fallback

Can anyone help or recommend an icon only task-manager that will go in the panel? (don't want or need docks)

Still looking...
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Postby ajgreeny » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:16 pm

FranBlakes wrote:Using Gnome Classic/Fallback

Can anyone help or recommend an icon only task-manager that will go in the panel? (don't want or need docks)

Still looking...

Not even sure if it's available in 12.04, but in 10.04 there is a Window Selector applet for the panel. It puts one icon on the panel which when clicked shows an icon for each application window which is open on the computer.
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Postby gn2 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:49 pm

ajgreeny wrote:Not even sure if it's available in 12.04, but in 10.04 there is a Window Selector applet for the panel. It puts one icon on the panel which when clicked shows an icon for each application window which is open on the computer.


It's available in 12.04 Gnome Classic (no effects) which I have settled on for now.
I read somewhere that Gnome Classic will be discontinued, so it could still be Xfce for me in years to come.
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