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spiritofcat
May 30th, 2013, 12:22 AM
I've been using 10.04 LTS since it first came out, and I've tweaked the desktop environment in a bunch of ways such that the jump to Unity is very jarring for me.
Attached is a screenshot of my what I'm used to using in 10.04 and I'd be very grateful to hear if there's an easy way to get things to look and work the same way in 12.04.

I come from a long history of using Windows machines with Windows 2000 styled interfaces, so the way Unity does things is not at all what I'm used to.
The most important aspects for me are as follows:
- A bar along the bottom of the screen, with a program menu button on the left, program launcher icons next, then a big space for a window list to show the active programs, and on the right a system tray kind of thing for programs running in the background (pgl, vuze, etc), icons to mount and unmount my external drives, and the clock.
- Minimize, Maximize and Close button in the top right corner of the windows.

Cheesemill
May 30th, 2013, 12:35 AM
Have you seen this page on the wiki?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PreciseGnomeClassicTweaks

spiritofcat
May 30th, 2013, 01:04 AM
Have you seen this page on the wiki?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PreciseGnomeClassicTweaks
Thanks! That looks like exactly what I want!