Re: How to move the Launcher
I think the poster directly above me is correct: You probably haven't actually installed the other desktop correctly, and that's why you don't have the icon.
Originally Posted by aqualion
For Gnome Classic, you need to install the gnome-panel package.
For XFCE, you need to install the xfce4 package.
For KDE, you need to install the kde-full package.
When you've installed one of those, log out and you'll get the little button.
Trust me, if you can install Ubuntu (and you did) then Linux is not beyond your capability.
A question I might need to be asking is if Linux is still above my capability as I have been unable to find how to access programs in Ubuntu. Is there no "Start" button that leads to "All Programs" with links to all the available programs?
It's just that Unity is very, very different to what you know in Windows.
There's at least three ways of viewing all programs in Unity:
Right-click on the Ubuntu button at the top of the Launcher (the sidebar) and choose Applications
Left-click on the Ubuntu button as above, and click the icon at the bottom of the Dash that looks a bit like a bookshelf (it's the icon second from the left). These icons are the "lenses" that allow you to browse and search applications, files, photos, videos etc whether they are on your computer or not.
You'll also need to click "See more results" to see all programs.
Linux isn't hard, but it's incredibly different to Windows, especially if you use Gnome 3 or Unity. Don't worry, just play around with it a bit and you'll get comfortable within a week or two.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.