I've been using Natty(unity as desktop) since the beta now and it is really growing on me except for the workspaces. Is there a way to see what workspace I am on? *When typing I usually switch with ctrl-alt-"left/right/up/down" but after some work i don't always know what desktop i am one so switching is usually trial and error jumping from desktop to desktop or pressing super-s to get an overview. Seeing which desktop I'm on (maybe in the unity workspace button) would help with that.
*When just using the mouse I used to click on the workspace launcher and I would be on the desktop of my choice in one click but now I need to click on the switcher, identify where I am and where I need to go and it breaks the flow of fast switching, its no advantage anymore compared to just opening all programs on 1 workspace and using super-w I guess there are upcoming changes on the switcher as unity is still in its infancy so is there a way to put the old switcher in the top panel again?
I don't want to use more than one workspace. On previous versions of Ubuntu, I was able to reduce the number of workspaces to 1 and and remove the workspace switcher from the panel. I want to do this in Unity and can't find a way to. Right clicking doesn't let me remove from the launcher and I can find no way to reduce the workspaces.
Can I remove the workspaces button from unity-2d? The workspace switcher is super slow in unity-2d, and I don't want to use it (instead, using the ALT+CTRL+Arrows) but I don't want to accidentally click it.
I believe I may have found a bug in Unity. Under the right circumstances an application will jump from the workspace where I left them to my current workspace. This is most noticeable with VirtualBox. I built an Ubuntu 11.04 virtual machine so that I could test out new packages before I push them out to the rest of my machines. But the window for the virtual machine constantly appears in my current workspace. It may take a few minutes, or 30 minutes, but it will happen.
I can kind of understand it if a new window appears, but at least with VirtualBox, this happens on a running virtual machine seemingly randomly.
Is there any way to have workspaces on multiple rows without the workspace switcher added to a panel? I have limited screen space so i want to try and remove any unnecessary items. I have tried using a drawer, but the workspace application is not loaded until the drawer is opened once. Also note I am not running compiz as the computer is a netbook.
how i can customize Ubuntu 9.1.0 or 9.0.4. Coz during installation it did not give any "Customize Now" Option ? Or if suitable then guide me pls to some other version of Ubuntu that offer me to Customized at installation time
I'm currently running 9.10 and I'm wondering if it isn't possible to turn certain features on or off. For example the dock that appears at the bottom of the screen, I don't dig it but it isn't under System ---> Preferences ---> Startup applications. Also when I connect/disconnect my modem, can I change the size of the notification window and how long it stays on the screen? Another is how to stop everything I plug in appearing on the desktop. I prefer an uncluttered desktop and would like to open plug-in devices through Places.
This year in college I've had the liberty to be learning about Linux. This was mostly in the shell so a lot of GUI applications we didn't use. The fun part of this all is that once you know how to work in Bash. Linux isn't all so frightening and confusing anymore ! So I've decided to finally take the shot on switching from Windows to Ubuntu Desktop and I must say I'm quite amazed with the customization you can do in Ubuntu.I just installed Docky and I installed Gnome Do. Now it has come to my attention that Gnome Do can integrate with Docky however I do have a small question concerning the customization of the Dock bar. In Gnome Do I would really like to have the panel look from Docky and I was wondering if this is possible. To me it seems that it's only possible to use the 3D look which looks a lot like Mac OSx. I'm aiming for a bit of a Windows 7 interface however.
I have ubuntu 10.4 with compiz fusion and emerald themer, and I would like to know if there's any good way to download themes not only for the window decorations but also for the panels. I use cairo dock opengl on the bottom but I do use the top panel and I would like to be able to download some cool themes for it and not just the limited customization found on the panel properties
I'm trying to figure out how I can customise the menus that appear when I right-click on one of my panels or the desktop in Xfce 4.6.2 under Xubuntu 10.10. I was able to use Gnome menu editor to get the standard menus up to snuff but it will do nothing for the right-click menus.
I have no aversion to manually editing config files if that's what it takes, I just cant seem to find the right ones.
I've started using uck. I have around 100 packages installed on my system right now and when I use uck package manager and click on the required package to install. It starts downloading it. I already have all the packages downloaded and installed on my system. How can I add them to the live cd using the ubuntu customization kit?
I'm trying to make a live CD with UCK, and I've got it all working perfectly except for the proprietary Nvidia drivers. When I try to sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-185 it won't install properly giving me an error saying it won't work because it's chrooted (which it is), so I guess my question is how do I install the proprietary drivers into a chrooted environment so I can put it on a live CD?
I would just test it until I figured it out, but customizing the CD it about an hour long process after all is said and done so I'd rather avoid it.
I've been looking for a while, a way to customize my gdm screen under the new gnome 3 (fedora 15). As of now the touchpad click of my laptop is disabled under the gdm screen but not when I log into my session. I figure the gnome settings must be different under gdm so I need to find a way to change said settings but up until now I wasn't successful. Does anyone have an idea on how to activate the touchpad click under gdm ? And more generally how to customize the gdm screen in gnome 3 (change the themes, etc) ?
N.B : Already know how to change the background of the gdm screen. All you have to do is put the background you want in the folder fitting your screen resolution under "/usr/share/backgrounds/lovelock/default-stripes" then by editing the file "/usr/share/backgrounds/lovelock/default-stripes/lovelock.xml" so that the name of the new background is up to date within that file
I wanted my final install of openSuse 11.3 to be, and I had chosen Gnome. Well, after a few days, I got bored with it again since I've done so much with it on other Distros, so I installed openSuse 11.3 with KDE last night lol. (Reinstalling Linux distros is just so much fun lol).Anyways, I'm currently running my KDE 4.4 Suse desktop and would like to know what some of you guys have for customizations. I'd like to make my computer real nice with cool themes, icons, widgets and whatever else I can change.
So please, just respond to this thread if you have done any customizations, simple or complex, and let us know how you like it and possibly how you did it! I'd love to hear all of your guys' feedback and look forward to all of the responses. I appreciate all of your time!
I've used Fedora 11 and 12, and I found autoten which automatically installs a lot of necessary software and provides an easy GUI interface to do so. I switched to Ubuntu Karmic recently and now I'm working on customizing all the bugs that come with my computer. So far, I've fixed compiz-fusion, the sound problem with ALSA, as well as customizing the theme to the way I like it (by fixed I don't mean it was a reported Launchpad bug, but just that I customized it to my liking or it wasn't previously working on my laptop and it is working now).
So my question is, am I able to (even though my knowledge is limited), able to make some sort of batch script that will automatically apply the changes I wish every time I update my kernel? Or, just for simplicity's sake, I may stay with 9.10 for a while and have this script to apply my changes if/when I have to uninstall/reinstall. I know it's fairly simple to make a batch file in Windows, so I'm hoping it will be just as easy in Linux. (I know, comparing apples to oranges).
I'm using Evolution with 11 different Email accounts. They all show up with their respective folders in the left sidebar. How can I change their order? Now, so it seems, the account I entered first is on top. I want the more important accounts to be the furtest up and move some others down. I'm sure there has to be a file where this is stored, no?
The new 10.04 livecd diverts to a dialog asking if you want to go to livecd or install, which makes sense (shifting the choice away from grub, etc). However, I want to go directly to desktop: does anyone know exactly where in the boot process this diversion happens? I have a suspicion that it happens before the autologin, or somewhere thereabouts, but I haven't found anything after poking around initrd.lz. where to find the script that invokes the dialog?
Anyone know of a script to do the usual stuff to Fedora that you may want to do following a fresh installation? Such as... install rpmfusion, install the real adobe flash, install sun's java, etc etc. There's plenty of guides/howto's out there, but I'm about to start working on something like 'winetricks', but for fedora. Thought I'd ask to see if anyone has seen something like that first.
1. I didn't like the icon theme and changed it to Ubuntu Mono Light. But is there a way to get the Min/Max/Close buttons to how they are in Radiance when maximized, or is that dependant on something else?
2. Is there a way to disable the Unity dock, but not the Unity feature where the Min/Max/Close go into the command bar?
I'm trying to install Ubuntu customization kit on 8.04. However whenever I try to install it from the .deb file (it's not in the repos) it returns "Error: Dependancy not satisfyable: Python" I tried sudo apt-get install update, sudo apt-get install python and installing python through synaptic but it says it's the latest version of python already.
I was wondering if there was a way to create a script to automatically restore, on a fresh linux (with GNOME desktop manager) install, all my interface preferences. Let me explain; every time I install ubuntu (or any other distro), I find myself doing the same actions over and over again: delete the bottom panel, place the top panel on the bottom, put the workspace switcher in the bottom panel, add a shortcut to gedit on the bottom panel next the firefox icon, set 'oblivion' theme to gedit, and so on. Frankly, this is getting annoying.
So I was wondering if I could do it once and for all, and keep track of it on a script, that way on future fresh installs I will need only run the script and my distro will look the way I want it to. Before anyone suggests me to, let me point out I already tried replacing the newly-created ~/.gconf and the ~/.gconfd with the ones from previous "customized" distros but it gave me major issues in terms of window compositing, so I had to revert to the backed up gconf and gconfd directories.
I'm having a problem trying to customize Ubuntu 11.04 LiveCD.Everything went well until I tried to run the system updates on the LiveCD.This is the error message output:
Code: root@lkjoel-desktop:/# sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: code....
Just moved to Ubuntu 11.04 with unity and only have one problem...For most of my desktop needs I prefer to have the Unity Launcher up all the time (fullscreen apps don't cover it), and have set this option with ccsm.
However, when I watch mythtv, it is also under the launcher (and the top panel as well). How can I force mythtv to cover the launcher? What I really need is a keyboard shortcut to hide the launcher, but the only shortcut is for "show launcher". (I guess the devs assumed everyone would want it hidden by default).
This, by the way is not my usual way for viewing mythtv. I have a projector attached to the desktop PC and it doesn't get a Unity Launcher by default (in Twinview), so no probs. However, occasionally I want to watch something on my computer screen, and that is when this issue arises.
Is it possible to have a different workspace per monitor? At the moment I am using open-source ATI drivers and configures the dual monitors under the display section. x-tile doesn't really work properly with dual screens and I wondered if a different workspace per monitor might help? Either way I'd still like a different workspace per monitor and it is more handy. I can't be bothered with pinning eclipse to each workspace, but that is a workaround. I might go back to xmonad but I can't use it when gnome-shell is shipped in 10.10