Is there a way to make mate on linux mint 16 look like gnome 2 used to look, ie: applications, places, and system across the top of the desktop? This is how the screenshot appears on the mate website: http://mate-desktop.org/
I can't figure out how to accomplish this. I installed from Linux Mint 16 Mate x64 DVD.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Sure you can.
First, you might want to move your panel to the top. Right-click your current panel, and select properties. you should see an option for "Orientation" - select "top".
Next, you'll want to swap your menu. Right-click your panel again, and select "Add to Panel". From there, you'll want to add "Menu Bar" which will add the menu and folder locations you're accustomed to.
Right-click the other menu, and select "remove from panel". This will remove the custom Mint Menu. If the option to remove isn't available, try unchecking "Lock to Panel" when you right-click, then retry the "remove from panel".
If things look kinda funny, that is, the panel looks out of order, you might have to move things to their desired location. For each panel item, you'll want to right-click and choose "Move" and drag to your desired location. Again, if the option isn't available, make sure "lock to panel" is unchecked.
Once things look the way you want, you might want to consider going through and rechecking "Lock to Panel" for each item.
Hope this helps, and if I missed anything, I'm sure myself or others will point it out.
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