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OpenGLSecond
December 31st, 2010, 11:09 AM
So, yesterday I upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04, and first thing I saw after logging in was some kinda crappy dekstop. The thing is, i don't even know how to use it. Can someone explain me where to open applications menu????
screenshot:http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/3858/prikazzaslonam.png
I'm new to Ubuntu, been using it for 2 months now
(sry for bad English)

Sylchat
December 31st, 2010, 11:32 AM
Ubuntu 11.04 is in alpha version... so you should use it for testing or developping. Some functionnalities are not finished yet, or half-working.
You should stay in 10.10 for now!

More info on Unity:
http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/natty/alpha1#Ubuntu%20Desktop%20Edition
http://unity.ubuntu.com/about/

OpenGLSecond
December 31st, 2010, 11:35 AM
Ubuntu 11.04 is in alpha version... so you should use it for testing or developping. Some functionnalities are not finished yet, or hal-working.
You should stay in 10.10 for now!

More info on Unity:
http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/natty/alpha1#Ubuntu%20Desktop%20Edition
http://unity.ubuntu.com/about/

Yes I already know that. JUst tell me how to open APPLICATIONS MENU???

Kalimol
December 31st, 2010, 12:22 PM
There's no "menu", it's more of a "dashboard." You click the Ubuntu icon at the upper left to get to the app browser screen. I find it rather unsettling that Alt+F2 doesn't work, at least in the version of Unity I have installed, but the searchable app browser is kind of neat.

But seriously, log out, log back in as a Gnome session. = ) Unity isn't remotely usable yet....

OpenGLSecond
December 31st, 2010, 01:07 PM
There's no "menu", it's more of a "dashboard." You click the Ubuntu icon at the upper left to get to the app browser screen. I find it rather unsettling that Alt+F2 doesn't work, at least in the version of Unity I have installed, but the searchable app browser is kind of neat.

But seriously, log out, log back in as a Gnome session. = ) Unity isn't remotely usable yet....

OK, thnx, at login right side bottom set that to CLASSICAL UBUNTU DESKTOP, it's much better. Solved.

morganevans
January 8th, 2011, 01:18 PM
You're right about Unity not being remotely usable. I'd say in its current state it's pre-alpha. In fact, I'd say web mock-ups work better.

The panels don't respond, I can't add applications to the launcher so have to resort to the overblown applications window, Most of the time windows don't open maximized, I can't log out without resorting to the command line to restart GDM.

Basically Unity sucks and I'm more than happy to stick with Gnome 2 or even KDE/Openbox/LXDE/XFCE the shell or even Windows as an alternative for the very long foreseeable future. I can only pray Gnome Shell doesn't turn out to be as much of a ****-up as the Untidy project has become.