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    I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    Hey guys,

    I've got Ubuntu 12.10 setup at the moment.

    However, I am over the Unity DE as it gets in the way and sticks out too much for me.

    So, I want to change it - I did try Gnome with:
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    sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
    This gives the desired effect I am after - however, it has the bar at the bottom of the screen - which seems a little pointless.

    So, how do I replace the DE with something that just has the top bar and leaves the rest up to me?
    I am also wanting to install Docky - along with some widgets - any suggestions on this?

    Thanks guys
    Last edited by Ice On Fire; April 10th, 2013 at 01:51 PM.

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    The bottom panel is removable with super key/windows key + Alt + Right Click or Alt + Right Click. You can open the software center and install Docky or GLX/ Cairo Dock. I have used GLX but, not Docky.
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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    Did you delete a panel or autohide? I don't know how to get a new one, but it's easy to delete one. Careful.

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    When you Alt+Right click doesn't the little menu offer you to add a panel if you only have one?

    BTW i've used Docky, it's good, straightforward, no fuss. Cairo Dock/GLX are good but have way too many options IMHO.
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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    When you Alt Right you will see a menu with different options . When there no panel and you can move the cursor to the bottom and bring up the menu and select new panel.
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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    apt-get install gnome-shell and then log in to GNOME session.

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    You can also see if any of this will work for you.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pr...eClassicTweaks

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    The bottom panel is removable with super key/windows key + Alt + Right Click or Alt + Right Click. You can open the software center and install Docky or GLX/ Cairo Dock. I have used GLX but, not Docky.
    Ah, didn't know that - let me try it out, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    When you Alt Right you will see a menu with different options . When there no panel and you can move the cursor to the bottom and bring up the menu and select new panel.
    Thanks for the visual.
    Quote Originally Posted by markbl View Post
    apt-get install gnome-shell and then log in to GNOME session.
    Yes, already done this bud - bar was / is still at the bottom. Appreciate the input though.

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    You can also see if any of this will work for you.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pr...eClassicTweaks
    Great, I will go through the links!

    Thanks all!

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ice On Fire View Post
    Yes, already done this bud - bar was / is still at the bottom. Appreciate the input though.
    No you haven't spud, gnome-shell does not have a bottom bar. gnome-session-fallback that you are using is the old "classic" gnome. gnome-shell is the new UI for gnome 3.

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    Re: I'm over Unity. How do I change it?

    Ah, sorry, wasn't paying attention while reading there... oops!

    Let me try it now.

    Thank you.

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