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Thread: After Unity, which desktop is best for maximizing vertical space?

  1. #11
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    Re: After Unity, which desktop is best for maximizing vertical space?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldrocker99 View Post
    I think that what you're looking for is the MATE desktop, which is an improved version of GNOME 2.3, which was the default Ubuntu desktop some 10 years ago. It has 2 panels, a top menu with drop-down menus, a dock which takes very little space, the clock, weather, and other indicators you want there. The bottom panel is typical, with tabs for each window.

    Ubuntu MATE is a pretty awesome distro, and it's lightweight and works very well on even old PCs. Boot up a DVD or USB and see if you like it.
    I had no idea GNOME 2 was forked, and so successfully at that! How does running MATE in vanilla Ubuntu go?

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    Re: After Unity, which desktop is best for maximizing vertical space?

    With the XFCE Edition you can create, beside the top panel, several panels ..
    So you can leave your top panel and create a second panel to be put vertically and on that panel you can stick whatever applications and a menu !
    Very similar as in the Unity, with of course slight differences when you open the menu ...

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