Mint 12 to maintain a classic desktop in addition to Unity?

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Re: Mint 12 to maintain a classic desktop in addition to Uni

Postby AlbertP on Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:20 am

You can still install the Mint 9 wallpaper as mint-backgrounds-isadora, and choose the Mint 9 theme in Appearance, in Mint 10/11.
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Re: Mint 12 to maintain a classic desktop in addition to Uni

Postby Kvaks on Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:57 am

What are the prospects of being able to use Compiz in Mint 12?

Some of those Compiz plugins are really integral to my workflow. Whenever I'm at some computer other than my own, I find myself trying to engage certain Compiz plugins all the time. Especially two: Expo with right-click at edge to engage, and Scale plugin with type-to-filter-windows. With Gnome 3 it's not the lack of the old gnome-panel I miss, but Compiz. Unity has Compiz, but whole lot of other crap I don't want.

I never actually used the gnome-panel in Gnome2 (I found it buggy, ugly and inefficient to use), so I'll be fine if I can just have Compiz, some dock (AWN, Docky, Cairo, etc.) and Gnome-do as launcher.
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Re: Mint 12 to maintain a classic desktop in addition to Uni

Postby proxima_centauri on Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:02 am

Kvaks wrote:Especially two: Expo with right-click at edge to engage, and Scale plugin with type-to-filter-windows.

The Activities overlay functions almost exactly like the Expo plugin. And there are scaling features for gnome-shell too, though maybe not exactly what you are looking for. gnome-shell is also familiar to docky with predictive type search and run.

Kvaks wrote:What are the prospects of being able to use Compiz in Mint 12?

In order to use compiz, you will have to run gnome3 in fallback mode, or use another DE.

Of course, if the MATE edition is a reality, than that should use the fork of gnome2.32 and be compatible with compiz.
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Re: Mint 12 to maintain a classic desktop in addition to Uni

Postby beachgardener on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:24 pm

i am getting a bit confused, please help me understand? Is the next release of LinuxMint to be 11.10 or 12? Thank you :)
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Re: Mint 12 to maintain a classic desktop in addition to Uni

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:26 pm

The next edition is Linux Mint 12.
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Re: Mint 12 to maintain a classic desktop in addition to Uni

Postby beachgardener on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:28 pm

Thank you very much :)
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Re: Mint 12 to maintain a classic desktop in addition to Uni

Postby AlbertP on Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:50 am

And Ubuntu 11.10 is the distro on which Mint 12 is based.
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Re: Mint 12 to maintain a classic desktop in addition to Uni

Postby ajgreeny on Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:27 pm

ruel24 wrote:Could Linux Mint look like it did back in Mint 9? That was a beautiful look. Now Mint looks like everything else out there. Bring back the dark theme...

You could always just change the theme for a darker desktop; simple enough surely?

Just make sure it's a gtk3 theme. The old gtk2 versions will not work, I think.
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