When I was working with 10.04, I had customized since 2010 my desktop with these elements:
1) gnome panel (and workspace switcher)
2) awn dock (and workspace shiny switcher)
4) Eight workspaces arranged 2 row x 4 columns.
As of my 2013 upgrade, and version 12.04 of Ubuntu, and supposedly up-to-date versions, it's always that one or more of these elements crashes.
Of course, I had similar difficulties in the past but managed to work out. This time everything goes bad. I don't know what my configuration should become at all. I tried to minimize the demands by picking up almost no effects, but this is not helpful anymore.
Is there anyone that has suffered as I do, but found a way?