bimsebasse wrote:So have you installed the extension which easily hides the top panel or was there not time for that with all the complaining?
Evil-K wrote:But there are other desktop environments to choose from. No one's putting a gun to your head and forcing you to use Unity/GNOME 3. In fact, I'm typing this from a Unity desktop that I installed onto Mint 12 which I put on there quite willingly (but then, I rather like it).
The choices are still there, folks.
eightup1 wrote:any time i have ever installed an alternate desktop the distro has become unstable or buggy ... i installed kde on mint 9 and almost none of my programs would open anymore i got a permissions error after almost punching a hole in my monitor i figured out what folders and sub folders needed permissions changed but it still never worked great .... i decided you take what you get with linux unless you want to spend countless hours figuring out un satisfied dependencies .
as for the gnome panel I hate the top panel .. having a bottom panel only has been the single only reason i have ever used mint , well that and because i despise the drab dreary colors of ubuntu .... i really dont like the gnome 3 look but i guess im going to have to learn to live with it , I installed the extension that is supposed to move the panel to the bottom but i cant get it to work so im stuck with a top panel that i hate till i decide to go back to mint 9 ..... if mint EVER dares switch to unity im putting on a life preserver and jumping ship
eightup1 wrote:any time i have ever installed an alternate desktop the distro has become unstable or buggy ... i installed kde on mint 9 and almost none of my programs would open anymore i got a permissions error after almost punching a hole in my monitor i figured out what folders and sub folders needed permissions changed but it still never worked great .... i decided you take what you get with linux unless you want to spend countless hours figuring out un satisfied dependencies.
seppalta wrote:Why even bother about Gnome, Mate, etc? LXDE allows you to put the panel or panels almost anywhere you want - bottom, top, right, left middle, across multiple monitors, bottom or top center, etc. Hopefully they will allow a diagonal one across the screen in the next release if it isn't already there and I just haven't found it. I tried Gnome 3 for a few hours - couldn't figure out how to put launchers on either panel. So back to LXDE where I'm the boss!
seppalta wrote:Mint LXDE allows panels where ever is your desire - top, right, left, bottom - 1,2.3 or 4 panels. Isn't that the best solution for the most?
rjs wrote:Whether gnome3 (Which I don't like), or another, I don't like top menu bars at all. Never did. I prever a single thin (32pix or less) bar on the bottom for everything including docking shortcuts. The fewer the taskbars, the fewer the desk icons, the better. I've always prefered the screen space being completely empty and the bottom task bar autohide. You can just imagine what a guy like me thinks of the "New Desktop" designs. ... and why I took to Linux Mint style right off (LMDE gnome or xfce). The one bar with mint-menu is all a person would need IMO. Non cluttered. Organized.
AlbertP wrote:In case you prefer a single bar on the bottom, you'll surely like the plans for Mint 13: https://github.com/linuxmint/MGSE/wiki
AlbertP wrote:You can use a local mirror of the Debian repo to get better download speeds.
LMDE's replacement of the Debian repo also has local mirrors IIRC.
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