Ubuntu Style Panels

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junglebear
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Ubuntu Style Panels

Postby junglebear » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:57 am

I love the new Mint and I'm just waiting for the stable Felicia release to switch from Ubuntu, but the one thing I don't like is the Mint Menu, it's too windowsy for me. I prefer to have my stuff separated.

So does anyone know how I can install an ubuntu style panel at the top with apps menu, system menu, places menu and get rid of the mintmenu? I've added a panel but I can only add single apps etc...

Thanks :)

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Re: Ubuntu Style Panels

Postby rivenought » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:00 pm

For most of what you want, you can right-click on the panel.

First, right-click on the bottom panel and choose Properties. For Orientation, choose Top. That will put most everything up on the top just as in Ubuntu and standard GNOME.

Right-click on the panel and choose New panel. This will add the bottom panel. You can then right-click and add what you want. If you want to move anything, right-click what you want and choose move.

If you wish to change the mintMenu to one of the other two, right-click on the mint-Menu icon and choose remove. Then right click in the spot you want the new menu and choose Add to panel. You can choose from the regular GNOME or a customized GNOME menu.

Quickly enough, you can have your panels customized exactly the way you want them. Have fun!

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Re: Ubuntu Style Panels

Postby junglebear » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:16 pm

Ahh yeah, I didn't look hard enough :oops:

Now my Mint will be perfect :)

Cheers mate!


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