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    Natty Info: Your UI options

    Thinking about installing Natty? Not sure how you will deal with a new UI? You don't have to use the New UI!

    Natty offers 3 UI options at login:



    Ubuntu Classic (No Effects)

    This is the stripped-down 'race car' version of the UI. It is very fast, and is a very good choice for systems with fewer resources or power users that just want to work very quickly:



    Ubuntu Classic

    If you love Compiz, the Desktop Cube and Wobbly windows, then Ubuntu Classic is for you. You can use CCSM to setup the effects that make your non-Ubuntu friends jealous:



    Ubuntu (Unity)

    You can still try Unity whenever you want by logging out of your 'Classic' mode, and logging into 'Ubuntu' (Unity) mode:



    To help you use Unity better, here are a few basic tips.

    System Settings are now a found in the 'Power/Log Out' menu:



    Right Click on the icons in the launcher for more options (options vary depending on the icon):



    You can use CCSM to change the Launcher Icon size and the transparency of the top panel:



    The Workspace Switcher uses the 'Desktop Wall' format. You can drag windows from one workspace to another right here:

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    Re: Natty Info: Your UI options

    When you use an application full screen, the launcher gets out of your way by moving to the left. To get it back, move your mouse to the left edge of the screen.

    Another method to get the launcher to appear without using the mouse is to press the 'Windows' key (known in Linux as the 'Super' key or on the Mac as the 'Apple' key):



    Notice that every icon has a number or letter – press the 3 to launch the 3rd icon, 5 to launch the 5th icon and so on.

    When searching applications, begin typing and the matching applications will show immediately:



    Here are the installation options for 11.04:



    The upgrade process can be done using the LiveUSB/LiveCD. If you have several PCs up upgrade to Natty, this may be the fastest way to upgrade them. It is also useful for upgrading on PCs that have no or very limited Internet access.

    For those who do support, the installation now warns folks that uppercase letters are not allowed in user names:


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    Re: Natty Info: Your UI options

    Nice one, thanks for this

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    Re: Natty Info: Your UI options

    Thank you. A few useful instructions for people (like me) who will be completely lost the first time I use it.
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    Re: Natty Info: Your UI options

    It took me a couple of days to settle into Unity.

    Now, when at work on my Windows XP box, I keep moving the mouse to the left edge of the screen trying to get the Unity Launcher to roll out


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    Re: Natty Info: Your UI options

    Nice! I'm sure it will come in handy for a lot of new users
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    Re: Natty Info: Your UI options

    Tnx for the tips.
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    Re: Natty Info: Your UI options

    How to prevent windows to maximize when moving them around desktop?
    I don't like this new unity system and want to use pure gnome style computer.
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    Re: Natty Info: Your UI options

    Nice one Hedge, well put together

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    Re: Natty Info: Your UI options

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubi1200 View Post
    Nice one Hedge, well put together
    Thanks very much! Sometimes I get lucky with a screen capture or two!


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