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    Re: UNR 9.10 - classic desktop mode

    I also upgraded from UNR 9.04 to 9.10 and lost the classic desktop functionality, and would certainly like to see it reinstated. How could we obtain confirmation that it is being looked into? Or, does anyone know how the Ubuntu Laptop version runs on the Netbooks? Not sure if I should wait for a UNR classic desktop fix or try running the laptop version on my Netbook?

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    Re: UNR 9.10 - classic desktop mode

    As far as I know the only difference between regular Ubuntu version and Netbook Remix is that user interface change. No special drivers for netbooks hardware, no optimization - nothing. I have resigned from UNR and right now I install regular version.

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    Re: UNR 9.10 - classic desktop mode

    I followed Lett's lead and removed UNR and installed the desktop version. Timely method to get to the classic desktop, but sucessful.

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    Re: UNR 9.10 - classic desktop mode

    Has anyone solved this problem in an elegant way without reinstallation? I like the fisher-price interface most of the time, but when I'm developing I need windows that aren't maximized. I don't care if I have to reboot, but I need classic Gnome some of the time.

    UNR seems to be smaller than a full install. Is this the case or am I imagining things?

    How can we get classic Gnome on UNR?

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    Re: UNR 9.10 - classic desktop mode

    Quote Originally Posted by traffas View Post
    but when I'm developing I need windows that aren't maximized.

    im pretty sure there is not YET a button to switch between the two desktops like there was in 9.04 BUT to help you with the full size windows stuff i too cant stand full size screens all the time, to get rid of that functionality, go to your startup applications in your systems > Prefrences >start up apps.

    find "maximus" and uncheck it. reboot and you should never have those annoying AUTO fullsized windows again.

    hope this helps.

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    Re: UNR 9.10 - classic desktop mode

    Here's what I did.

    Step 1: Uncheck Maximus

    - Go to: System > Preferences
    - Uncheck 'Maximus Windows Management'
    - Restart the system
    New applications will not open maximized to the netbook's full screen

    Step 2: Enable show_desktop

    - Open a terminal window (Accessories > Terminal)
    - Enter: gconf-editor. That opens the configuration editor GUI
    - Go to the node: / apps > nautilus > preferences (click preferences)
    - On the right window (showing the parameters associated with
    preferences) scroll down to 'show_desktop' and enable (click) it.
    This will get rid of the default desktop. No need to restart.

    Step 3: Add the 'Main Menu' Applet to the panel

    - Right-click on the panel (mine is at the top edge)
    - Select the 'Main Menu' applet
    This will put the same menu structure as the original desktop but in a
    drop-down menu as the good old classical desktop.

    I still need to fine tune things a bit further (eg make minimized apps go to a panel at the bottom of the screen rather than the top panel) but in the meantime I've got what I want the most.

    Enjoy the classical desktop look.

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    Re: UNR 9.10 - classic desktop mode

    As a first step please could someone make/post a bash script to do that?

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    Re: UNR 9.10 - classic desktop mode

    Thanks for the guide, phoenix55. I used it to get the exact setup I wanted - one panel on the top, normal desktop with icons, and Maximus on. I love it. Took me 5 minutes. Thanks!
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    Re: UNR 9.10 - classic desktop mode

    Here also: thank you very much, phoenix55.

    But I have a small problem: when I switch on the computer, sometimes the UNR desktop appears again. In that case, I can make two things: restart the computer (sometimes works, sometimes not) or repeat the steps to enable show_desktop. Has anyone an idea about how to solve it?

    I found other solution to change to classic desktop, but as I am a newe, I don't know very well how it works. It says to use Synaptic to install "Ubuntu desktop" package and uninstall "Ubuntu Netbook remix" and " Ubutu Netbook remix default" packages. It sounds like if you install the normal Ubuntu 9.10 version, isn't it? In that case, can this be a problem in a netbook? (I mean, does UNR have any special drivers o whatever for netbooks? I've read the 2 things, yes and no).

    You can see that here (in spanish. If you can't understand, I can try to help you):
    http://www.elbulto.com/post/linux-gn...clasico-u.html

    Just in case, I have an Acer AO za3

    Thanks!
    Last edited by macachis; December 4th, 2009 at 07:32 AM.

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    Smile Re: UNR 9.10 - classic desktop mode

    Phoenix55: That was brilliant! I've been trying to do this since I installed UNR about two weeks ago.
    I've kept Maximus running (I rather like it and it does save some screen real estate) but I've now got the kind of desktop environment I wanted and it was pretty easy to do too.
    Thanks a lot!

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