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Re: Some impressions about the current status of Unity
On 23. feb. 2012 16:19, Adrian Maier wrote:
I obviously had no idea about the possibility to start this
gnome-panel inside Unity . Thanks for the tip !
You're welcome. Use AskUbuntu. Nobody knows everything, but someone
knows everything there is to know.
You mean such as unselecting the online scope in the applications lens?
I mean : hiding the "apps available for download"
Yes, that's what I mean as well. Look at Sources at the bottom of the
filters in the applications lens. Choose "Local" and you'll only show
the installed applications, and not the ones from Ubuntu Software
Center. Again; instead of complaining that something is not possible,
please use AskUbuntu and ask _if_ it is possible.
Again; it is not called gnome2. It is called Gnome Panel. It has always been
available, has never been removed and if you prefer it, you should use it.
This is not the idea of Unity. If you prefer to use Gnome Panel, then just
use it. It will never make sense to try and push the old work flow onto a
different product. You should either adapt to the Unity workflow, or keep
using Gnome Panel or some other "classic" environment.
I am quite certain that last summer (when I have tried Unity in
11.04) i did not come across the possibiity to do that .
If you had asked a question on AskUbuntu, I would've told you how to do
it. It's quite simply a matter of running Gnome Panel on login, like any
I had the feeling that Ubuntu 11.04 was released with gnome2 .
There are even various howtos about "how to install gnome 3 in ubuntu
That is at least mostly true. But the point was that when people are
referring to Gnome 2, they're usually referring to the classic desktop
and not the Gnome 2 infrastructure, such as GConf, GTK2, etc. The
classic desktop is just as available in Gnome 3 as it is in Gnome 2, so
calling it the "Gnome 2 desktop" makes no sense.
If it is a well-known fact that the Gnome panel is usable easily in
Unity , how is it possible that nobody did hit me with that
information immediately after i've begun to talk about how much i'm
missing the classic apps menu ?
Because this is the Unity Design list. I assumed that you wanted to
change Unity to work the same way, but that's not what Unity is designed
I had to irritate you a bit before you whispered the suggestion to
start the gnome-panel .
No, you didn't have to do that. You could've asked on AskUbuntu, and I
would've told you. Actually, I already provided a really extensive
answer to that question, but you never looked for it. It provides
detailed instructions on how to add an LxPanel, Xfce4-panel or Gnome
Panel to your Unity desktop: http://askubuntu.com/a/77236/19779
But this list is about design, not support.
I've just tried it and it indeed works : now i have "Applications"
and "Places" in the top left corner of the screen . This is perfect
: I would probably set to autohide the bottom bar , because all that
i wished was to have the old apps menu "somewhere" on the screen .
Right. Just remember to press Alt while right-clicking the panels in
order to customize them. Except for that, applets are grouped to left,
center or right. Otherwise, the classic desktop is identical in Precise
as in 10.04.
Many Thanks !
You're welcome. In the future, whenever you feel annoyed that something
is missing, use AskUbuntu.com. It might not be missing at all.