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Posted January 03, 2013 - 07:14 PM

Bill you seem to be the resident expert on Ubuntu I have both Ubuntu and Windows-8 on my computer Ub. reminds me of my old g-4 mac. Is the task bar locked on the side or is there some way to move to bottom ?My old g-4 I could place where ever I wanted but that was a long time ago  don't recall how to do it.  



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Posted January 03, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Try using the Cairo dock. You can find it by going to the "dash home" and typing in cairo in the search box. If its not already installed you can get it from the UB software center. It gives you a movable dock system that you can populate with the programs and apps you want. I find I use it more that the side bar. The side bar is movable but I think you have to download a program to make it so.


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Posted January 03, 2013 - 09:32 PM

Bill you seem to be the resident expert on Ubuntu I have both Ubuntu and Windows-8 on my computer Ub. reminds me of my old g-4 mac. Is the task bar locked on the side or is there some way to move to bottom ?My old g-4 I could place where ever I wanted but that was a long time ago  don't recall how to do it.  

 

Do you know what Version of Ubuntu you are running?  I'm assuming it is the Unity desktop which I believe is locked into place. Jesse did a review of the unity desktop last week and went through most of it's features.  You can read it here.  The one thing that is really nice about Linux is you always have a choice so if you don't like Unity you try one of the siblings to Ubuntu or you can simply install another desktop.   Hope this answers your question.


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Posted January 03, 2013 - 10:05 PM

What version of Ubuntu did you install?  Just give you a heads up that the standard Ubuntu comes with the Unity desk top.  So like it and other don't but it is different from windows and other desktops.  I have heard though that once you get use to it, they say it increases you productivity.  

 

Version 12.10. Still trying to figure out how to get around in it. All in all, I like it.



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Posted January 03, 2013 - 10:27 PM

I personally like Gnome and XFCE.  Below is a desktop shot of LinuxMint XFCE 13 I'm running (I customized to look the way it does).  It seems every time I get Ubuntu loaded on my test PC I end up pulling it to load another OS for some reason or another.  

 

Read Jesse's write up about Unity it may help you out.

 

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Posted January 04, 2013 - 08:17 AM

been using Ubuntu since V5 also and love it but hate unity. 

with that said if you dont like unity you can change that with very little hassle.

just open a terminal and copy and paste - sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback - without the dashes 

that will give you the classic look 

i like the classic look since i like to hide the upper and lower task bars for more free space on the desktop.

i run Ubuntu on both my tablet pc and my desktop pc.


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Posted January 04, 2013 - 10:17 AM

Just one not on DS post when you type or paste his command line in the terminal it will ask you for your password but it will not display anything so you just type it and hit enter.  If you type the password wrong nothing will happen and you will be back at the command line again.  You can then hit the up arrow key and your last command will paste then hit enter and type the password again.

 

DS: what table are you running Ubuntu on?  



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Posted January 04, 2013 - 10:59 AM

thanks HDWildBill forgot to add that. 

also after you install the fallback , you will need to sign off. after you sign off you will see what looks like *  click on that for more options

 

bill, i have a Fujitsu t4210 that is running Ubuntu 11.10

its a great tablet and laptop all in 1


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Posted January 04, 2013 - 03:09 PM

been using Ubuntu since V5 also and love it but hate unity. 

with that said if you dont like unity you can change that with very little hassle.

just open a terminal and copy and paste - sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback - without the dashes 

that will give you the classic look 

i like the classic look since i like to hide the upper and lower task bars for more free space on the desktop.

i run Ubuntu on both my tablet pc and my desktop pc.

 

I might have to try that to see what "classic" looks like.

 

Is there a command to get back to "Unity"?



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Posted January 04, 2013 - 06:36 PM

I'm not sure about 12.10 but there use to be an option when you logged in that gave you the choice of which desktop you want to use.  DS might be able to answer your question better then I can.



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Posted January 04, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Do you know what Version of Ubuntu you are running?  I'm assuming it is the Unity desktop which I believe is locked into place. Jesse did a review of the unity desktop last week and went through most of it's features.  You can read it here.  The one thing that is really nice about Linux is you always have a choice so if you don't like Unity you try one of the siblings to Ubuntu or you can simply install another desktop.   Hope this answers your question.

Bill I have 12.10 I added cairo dock like coldone said. On the password page you click applications button and you can pick the dock you want to run.I appreciate the help.



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 12:27 AM

I might have to try that to see what "classic" looks like.

 

Is there a command to get back to "Unity"?

on the log on page if you click on the gear , you will be able to switch back to unity. 

Gnome classic is the OS without Unity and Ubuntu is with Unity 

hope this makes since. just got off work and im bout ready to crash 


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 09:18 AM

ok after waking up and rereading i should come back and make my post a little clearer.

on 12.10 after you log out you will see the Ubuntu logo (see pic below)

ubuntu-login-window.png

 

click on that and you will get the options i listed in my other post.



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 11:44 AM

ok after waking up and rereading i should come back and make my post a little clearer.

on 12.10 after you log out you will see the Ubuntu logo (see pic below)

attachicon.gifubuntu-login-window.png

 

click on that and you will get the options i listed in my other post.

 

On my login page for Ubuntu 12.10, it doesn't show the "Handy Tutorial". I might still try the command you suggested earlier, but since this is my first experience with Ubuntu (Unity), maybe ignorance is bliss!?!?



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 11:54 AM

thats just a pic i found online. yours should have your name or what ever you used during setup. thats also for 12.04 but 12.10 is the same.

 

On my login page for Ubuntu 12.10, it doesn't show the "Handy Tutorial". I might still try the command you suggested earlier, but since this is my first experience with Ubuntu (Unity), maybe ignorance is bliss!?!?






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