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    THIS is what Ubuntu's top panel should look like


    It should be transparent like that. Not the solid colour that it is. (Yes, I know that Compiz can adjust it, but there is a shadow left behind.)

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    Re: THIS is what Ubuntu's top panel should look like

    i agree on the shadow, you should be able to customize it easier without having to read into tons of instructions..
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    Re: THIS is what Ubuntu's top panel should look like

    While it does look nice; I imagine that many prefer a solid colour, and clearly-defined border.

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    Re: THIS is what Ubuntu's top panel should look like

    +1

    I certainly belong to those preferring a solid colour.

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    Re: THIS is what Ubuntu's top panel should look like

    Why all the bells and whistles?
    You use a computer to do work, play games etc.. Not look at fancy top panels?
    Stock [boring] top panel for me

    Looks nice, though!

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    Re: THIS is what Ubuntu's top panel should look like

    Quote Originally Posted by thvan View Post
    Why all the bells and whistles?
    You use a computer to do work, play games etc.. Not look at fancy top panels?
    Stock [boring] top panel for me

    Looks nice, though!
    i like the default panel too, but as i said in my previous post you should be able to customize it easier without having to follow very long tutorials..
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    Re: THIS is what Ubuntu's top panel should look like

    The fact that this thread even exists points to a very serious problem in Ubuntu. In Kubuntu, or just about any other Linux OS, you can do what ever the h*** you want with your panel. Mines on the bottom and transparent at the moment but I can change it in about 30 seconds to whatever I want.

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    Re: THIS is what Ubuntu's top panel should look like

    No matter what is used as the default, some will be happy and some will be unhappy.

    In a group of people as diverse (in their desire for customization) as those of us in the Linux camp, I'd say the number of people who like a default will be greatly outnumbered by those who don't.

    You find what you presented to have a pleasing aesthetic. To the next guy it may be something he will curse about while he is customizing away from that look.

    As far as the difficulty in customizing the Unity DE (which allows little customizing because it is a step away from the desktop toward the low-power/high-efficiency tablets that will come), I have this to say:

    You are effectively customizing your DE to your liking when you add another DE (say KDE) and use it. Or download the KDE spin from Kubuntu.org to begin with. Remember, it's Kubuntu.

    Don't like Unity because you have less ability to customize it? Use a different DE. The Ubuntu Police will not crash your door down and arrest you.
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    Re: THIS is what Ubuntu's top panel should look like

    Quote Originally Posted by whatthefunk View Post
    The fact that this thread even exists points to a very serious problem in Ubuntu. In Kubuntu, or just about any other Linux OS, you can do what ever the h*** you want with your panel. Mines on the bottom and transparent at the moment but I can change it in about 30 seconds to whatever I want.
    this is exactly what i am talking about, sure some will like the default, but you should have the option to change it within a few seconds to whatever you like..
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    Re: THIS is what Ubuntu's top panel should look like

    Quote Originally Posted by whatthefunk View Post
    The fact that this thread even exists points to a very serious problem in Ubuntu. In Kubuntu, or just about any other Linux OS, you can do what ever the h*** you want with your panel. Mines on the bottom and transparent at the moment but I can change it in about 30 seconds to whatever I want.
    +1. Anyone who cares about customization should be using KDE.

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