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marinara
March 17th, 2012, 09:21 AM
I'm kind of pleased with unity, but I can't stand the way unity hides the menu until you move your mouse up. Very bad. Also having to wade through 89 applications to find the one I want is also very bad. So very very bad. The dash has to be fixed.

3rdalbum
March 17th, 2012, 11:15 AM
I'm kind of pleased with unity, but I can't stand the way unity hides the menu until you move your mouse up. Very bad. Also having to wade through 89 applications to find the one I want is also very bad. So very very bad. The dash has to be fixed.

1. The way the global menu is, isn't the best. But once you've found it once, it's not too bad. The Ubuntu developers are aware that it's not the best solution either; they're going to replace the Global Menu with something else in the near future. Probably Locally Integrated Menus (look it up) or integrated into the HUD.

2. You don't need to wade through applications to find the one you want. If you use it very frequently, put it on the Launcher. The other programs you recently used that are NOT on the Launcher will appear in the home view of the Dash. The rest can be searched for simply by typing their names in the Dash, or by using the filters in the Applications lens.

neu5eeCh
March 17th, 2012, 01:39 PM
I'm kind of pleased with unity, but I can't stand the way unity hides the menu until you move your mouse up. Very bad. Also having to wade through 89 applications to find the one I want is also very bad. So very very bad. The dash has to be fixed.

In 11.10, it was possible to remove the global menu:


sudo apt-get remove appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt

(I haven't tried the same in 12.04.) To reinstall:



sudo apt-get install appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt

As to the dash, you can always install classic-menu (http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/use-classic-menu-in-unity-classicmenu.html).

Beyond that, I don't mind that Unity hides the menu. I almost prefer it that way. Other than that, I use Synapse to call up other apps. If anything, that is something that bothers me about the dash. If I type in the name of an app, Unity doesn't highlight the intended app. I have to navigate to the app with a mouse or arrow keys. With Synapse, I can type and hit return.

philinux
March 17th, 2012, 01:59 PM
I'm kind of pleased with unity, but I can't stand the way unity hides the menu until you move your mouse up. Very bad. Also having to wade through 89 applications to find the one I want is also very bad. So very very bad. The dash has to be fixed.

You might like this then. http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-cinnamon-1-4-in-ubuntu-12-0411-10.html

Thread moved to Recurring Discussions.

Mikeb85
March 17th, 2012, 06:44 PM
I'm kind of pleased with unity, but I can't stand the way unity hides the menu until you move your mouse up. Very bad. Also having to wade through 89 applications to find the one I want is also very bad. So very very bad. The dash has to be fixed.

The best way to use dash is to open it with the super/windows key, type the first couple letters of the program you want, it will alter the search results based on what you type in, and when you hit enter it will open.

For example, to open Chrome I just have to type -super- 'ch' and hit enter, it opens easily. Then for your most used programs, just keep them in the launcher by right clicking the icon, and selecting 'keep in launcher'.

wojox
March 17th, 2012, 06:46 PM
I'm kind of pleased with unity, but I can't stand the way unity hides the menu until you move your mouse up. Very bad. Also having to wade through 89 applications to find the one I want is also very bad. So very very bad. The dash has to be fixed.

This is all easily fixed in 12.04