Re: wanting top/bottom bars as in ubuntu 10.04
To remove desktop icons, got to Settings > Desktop > Icons > Appearance and for Icon Type select none, and also untick all the boxes you can see.
You need to edit your top and bottom panels and what you have on them. Settings > Panels (or right click on a panel and select Panel Preferences. Suggest you start off by unlocking panels, change the bottom panel to a vertical panel and always show, then drag the top panel to the bottom, then change the newly created side panel to horizontal and drag up to the top. Individual items and widgets can then be moved between your top and bottom panels as you wish. You should eventually get to a 10.04 look.
n.b. the widget that shows open applications is called "Window Buttons"
Last edited by Merrattic; December 27th, 2012 at 10:28 PM.
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