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    Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    @ cmcanulty,

    Are you using the exact same source/theme as hictio?

    I'd like to explore this a bit further myself

    It may take me a while though because I'm working on a few other things.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    I am using clearlooks-phenix 2 from this web page
    http://www.jpfleury.net/en/software/...ks-phenix.php/
    thank you

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    Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    Greetings,

    I don't know if this is well known or not, but if not, I think I discovered something. I wanted to add the 'Search for Files' option back into Gnome Classic. Somehow I managed to do so. These are the steps I followed:

    Code:
    -Install 'Main Menu' via the Software Centre.
    -Install 'GNOME Desktop Utilities' via the Software Centre.   
    -Open your Home Folder and click: 'Bookmarks' -> 'Add Bookmark'. This will add a Bookmark to your 'Home Folder'.   
    -Click 'Edit Bookmarks...' and click on the new 'Home Folder' bookmark.   
    -Type "Search" as the name, and set the location to: "gnome-search-tool" (without the quotes), instead of /home/user/.
    Note: I am running Gnome Classic (No Effects). I have the MATE Desktop installed but I doubt that would have any effect. Also, I only mention installing 'Main Menu' because I used it to find the Start-Up command for the Gnome Search Tool.

    Anyway, I'm wondering if others could follow these steps and see if they can reproduce the same effect.

    Now if I can only find a way to get the 'Administration' and 'Preferences' menus back where they belong...

    Thanks!
    Last edited by guimaster; August 6th, 2012 at 04:07 AM.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    doesn't work for me, produces an error

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    Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    Step #9:

    I also dislike the missing menu and button icons so I run:

    Code:
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface menus-have-icons true
    Code:
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface buttons-have-icons true
    What are the missing menu and buttons icons referred to in step 9? A screenshot would be useful.

    How do I change font type and sizes like I can in Lucid i.e. System > Preferences > Appearance Preferences > Fonts. In particular, the Desktop font size.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by guimaster View Post
    Greetings,

    I don't know if this is well known or not, but if not, I think I discovered something. I wanted to add the 'Search for Files' option back into Gnome Classic. Somehow I managed to do so. These are the steps I followed:

    Code:
    -Install 'Main Menu' via the Software Centre.
    -Install 'GNOME Desktop Utilities' via the Software Centre.   
    -Open your Home Folder and click: 'Bookmarks' -> 'Add Bookmark'. This will add a Bookmark to your 'Home Folder'.   
    -Click 'Edit Bookmarks...' and click on the new 'Home Folder' bookmark.   
    -Type "Search" as the name, and set the location to: "gnome-search-tool" (without the quotes), instead of /home/user/.
    Note: I am running Gnome Classic (No Effects). I have the MATE Desktop installed but I doubt that would have any effect. Also, I only mention installing 'Main Menu' because I used it to find the Start-Up command for the Gnome Search Tool.

    Anyway, I'm wondering if others could follow these steps and see if they can reproduce the same effect.

    Now if I can only find a way to get the 'Administration' and 'Preferences' menus back where they belong...

    Thanks!
    I just use this:

    search_for_files.jpg

    Wait until you see how much the Gnome devs have changed Nautilus in 12.10

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    Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by heyup View Post
    What are the missing menu and buttons icons referred to in step 9? A screenshot would be useful.

    How do I change font type and sizes like I can in Lucid i.e. System > Preferences > Appearance Preferences > Fonts. In particular, the Desktop font size.
    Regarding the missing icons here's a comparison:

    true_v_false.jpg

    About the fonts, they can be changed in gconf and dconf (or by using the command line as I've done with most of my other changes), but not knowing what exactly you want I'd recommend using Ubuntu Tweak:

    https://launchpad.net/~tualatrix/+archive/ppa

    It offers the ability to change font sizes:

    UT_1.jpg

    UT_2.jpg

    UT_3.jpg

    Just be careful! Ubuntu Tweak can be great but it has a lot of options and it can get you in trouble unless you're cautious!

    You may want to think about backing up the configuration files before starting as I described here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...0&postcount=40

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    Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcanulty View Post
    I am using clearlooks-phenix 2 from this web page
    http://www.jpfleury.net/en/software/...ks-phenix.php/
    thank you
    I haven't forgotten about you

    I've just been busy and the next couple of days look horrible

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    Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcanulty View Post
    doesn't work for me, produces an error
    Thanks for trying, I listed everything as best as I remember. Maybe it does have something to do with having MATE installed? I hope others will try as well.

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    Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    Greetings,

    I have decided to upload a picture to prove that I was able to get the "Search for Files" option back into my "Places" menu.

    Please see the attached photo.

    Is anyone else bothering to follow my instructions on this?
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