KBD47 wrote:I quit wrestling with MGSE. Gnome Fallback/Classic is much easier to configure the way I like it. As I just posted elsewhere:
Why not use Mint 12 in fallback? It comes out of the box with fallback, you just need to log in. I installed Mint 12 to all 4 of our computers and all 4 are set up in Gnome Classic/Fallback mode. You just use the alt-right-click on the panel to move and adjust and add things, not really much different than Gnome 2. And you can adjust the panel to solid color which isn't solid at all but makes the bottom panel see through, which is nice. I have 2 of our computers with the traditional 2 panel set up like in Ubuntu 11.04 fallback, the other two I have set up with just one bottom panel.
That's very reasonable indeed.
In Fallback/Classic mode you simply use Alt+Right Click
to get what you want: move the panel to the bottom, change the position of every applet, add/remove/configure...
The problem is that Fallback/Classic is somehow "marked for deletion". Gnome people clearly said that this is the last release that will include Fallback mode.
So, why not start getting what we want using plain Gnome-shell?
At this very moment we have three "out-of-the-box" options (Gnome-shell, Fallback/Classic and Mate). In a near future we are going to have only two (bye bye Fallback). So the point is: get what you want (or the most of it) using whichever
desktop environment you choose.
Here we (plain ordinary users) are trying to share with some other users some tricks, tweaks, workarounds, etc., that give us the freedom
to move from desktop to desktop having what we want in any of them.