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    Desktop is difficult to use

    Have been runing 16.04.6 LTS for a few years and installed 19.10 on another computer. The desktop is terrible to use compared with 16.04.6 . How do I have the same look/feel and be able to add programs to the menu ? In fact there is no menu at all. Even right click on the mouse or take the right hand top corner square box, not helpful at all.

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    Re: Desktop is difficult to use

    So I figured out I had to add a widget and now have an application menu. How do I move it down to the bottom left hand corner ?

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    Re: Desktop is difficult to use

    Okay, so worked it out.

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    Re: Desktop is difficult to use

    Hi oygle,

    The first steps with a new DE tend to be like a fish out of water. Just take it slow and easy and pretty soon, the new ways of doing things become second nature.

    Ubuntu can't move from Unity to Gnome 3 and keep things the same. They may try to keep the look and feel as close to each other as possible, but it's really done for psychological comfort and not because they are really similar.

    When I first moved onto Bionic, I missed some things that I liked about Unity, but it didn't take long to discover things I really liked about Gnome 3. As just one example, I really apreciate the night light setting that is native to the new DE (I'm a night owl and reducing the blue at night is essential). I didn't have to install and futz around with Redshift like I had to in Unity. There are dozens of other examples.

    Xenial reaches EoL next year. I think you are acting wisely moving to Bionic now. It has had two years to work out its teething pains and you are leaving yourself plenty of time to get used to it before Xenial dies.

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    Re: Desktop is difficult to use

    Quote Originally Posted by DuckHook View Post
    The first steps with a new DE tend to be like a fish out of water. Just take it slow and easy and pretty soon, the new ways of doing things become second nature... {snip} ..
    Thanks for your reply, yes nothing stays the same. I need to jump from 16.04.6 LTS Kubuntu to 19.10, but thought it wise to install it on another laptop first. So my initial reaction was based on such a difference, .. yet the solution was simple when a bit of hunting here and there was employed. So now, can backup, and install 19.10, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Is this Kubuntu?
    (I'm guessing from the distro information listing in the user's side profile output; or whatever that is called)
    Yes it is, thanks

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    Re: Desktop is difficult to use

    There is also no taskbar, which makes it impossible to switch between tasks/windows. I have searched a bit, there are solutions but they all suggest GNOME. I'm using KDE, so just asking is there a KDE solution to no taskbar please ?

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    Re: Desktop is difficult to use

    Try Ubuntu with Cinnamon Desktop Environment (DE) more like Windows with Taskbar & Similar Start Menu.
    Or Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop
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    Re: Desktop is difficult to use

    Quote Originally Posted by Redalien0304 View Post
    Try Ubuntu with Cinnamon Desktop Environment (DE) more like Windows with Taskbar & Similar Start Menu.
    Or Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop
    Thanks but I rely on KDE applications and therefore have Kubuntu.

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    Re: Desktop is difficult to use

    Is this Kubuntu?
    (I'm guessing from the distro information listing in the user's side profile output; or whatever that is called)
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    Re: Desktop is difficult to use

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Is this Kubuntu?
    (I'm guessing from the distro information listing in the user's side profile output; or whatever that is called)
    Good catch, deadflowr.

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