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Old 10-27-2011, 10:20 AM
Adam Funk
 
Default some Unity configuration issues

I tried to approach Unity with an open mind this morning, and I'm
impressed with some things (especially being able to use LWin and a
number shown on the launcher --- that alone would save me quite a bit
of wasted time moving my hand to the mouse and back), but I'm unable
to figure out some basic configuration problems.

I have two monitors side by side. The launcher appears on the LH side
of the RH monitor. How can I move it to the LH side of the LH monitor
(or the RH side of the RH monitor, for that matter --- or anywhere but
in the middle)?

There are some junk items I don't want in the RH corner of the panel;
how can I remove them? AFAICT they're locked and not unlockable.

Unity comes with four workspaces in a 22 arrangement --- where can I
change that? (I want four workspaces in one row, so I only need
ctl-alt-left and ctl-alt-right enabled to move between them.)

I don't like having a window's main menu bar appear in the panel ("Mac
style"); is there any way to move it universally back to the top of
each window, where I'm used to finding it?

Thanks,
Adam


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Old 10-27-2011, 11:33 AM
Séamas Ó Brógáin
 
Default some Unity configuration issues

I don’t know about the other questions, but regarding the last one––
moving each application’s menu bar back to its own window––a
recommendation I read somewhere was simply to go to Synaptic, search for
everything called appmenu, and delete.

It’s working perfectly for me––which is just as well, as it would have
been the last straw.



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Old 10-27-2011, 02:31 PM
Liam Proven
 
Default some Unity configuration issues

On 27 October 2011 11:20, Adam Funk <a24061@ducksburg.com> wrote:
> I tried to approach Unity with an open mind this morning, and I'm
> impressed with some things (especially being able to use LWin and a
> number shown on the launcher --- that alone would save me quite a bit
> of wasted time moving my hand to the mouse and back), but I'm unable
> to figure out some basic configuration problems.
>
> I have two monitors side by side. *The launcher appears on the LH side
> of the RH monitor. *How can I move it to the LH side of the LH monitor
> (or the RH side of the RH monitor, for that matter --- or anywhere but
> in the middle)?

It's on the LHS of my LH monitor. I think it is as simple as the
Launcher appearing on the primary monitor, TBH.

> There are some junk items I don't want in the RH corner of the panel;
> how can I remove them? *AFAICT they're locked and not unlockable.

AFAIK, you can't.

> Unity comes with four workspaces in a 2×2 arrangement --- where can I
> change that? *(I want four workspaces in one row, so I only need
> ctl-alt-left and ctl-alt-right enabled to move between them.)

That's a good question! I don't know of a way... yet.

This is one of the few areas where I think GNOME 3 does significantly better.


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Old 10-27-2011, 02:41 PM
Smoot Carl-Mitchell
 
Default some Unity configuration issues

On Thu, 2011-10-27 at 11:20 +0100, Adam Funk wrote:
> I have two monitors side by side. The launcher appears on the LH side
> of the RH monitor. How can I move it to the LH side of the LH monitor
> (or the RH side of the RH monitor, for that matter --- or anywhere but
> in the middle)?

I am running Unity with two monitors and the launcher is in on the left
hand side of the LH monitor. It may have something to do with which
monitor is the primary monitor for booting. My setup is my noteobook
with a second monitor where the LH monitor is the notebook LCD display.

> Unity comes with four workspaces in a 22 arrangement --- where can I
> change that? (I want four workspaces in one row, so I only need
> ctl-alt-left and ctl-alt-right enabled to move between them.)

The number of workspaces is configurable in gconf. It is under
apps->metacity-general->num_workspaces. I have not figured out how to
get it to display the workspaces in one row, however.

> I don't like having a window's main menu bar appear in the panel ("Mac
> style"); is there any way to move it universally back to the top of
> each window, where I'm used to finding it?

I do not like it either, but it does same screen real estate which I
think is the intent. Mac style menus on large screens with small
windows is annoying, but I can live with it.

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Old 10-27-2011, 03:34 PM
Colin Law
 
Default some Unity configuration issues

On 27 October 2011 11:20, Adam Funk <a24061@ducksburg.com> wrote:
> I tried to approach Unity with an open mind this morning, and I'm
> impressed with some things (especially being able to use LWin and a
> number shown on the launcher --- that alone would save me quite a bit
> of wasted time moving my hand to the mouse and back), but I'm unable
> to figure out some basic configuration problems.
>
> I have two monitors side by side. *The launcher appears on the LH side
> of the RH monitor. *How can I move it to the LH side of the LH monitor
> (or the RH side of the RH monitor, for that matter --- or anywhere but
> in the middle)?

I think that must be a bug. For me it always appears at the LHS of
the LH monitor, whether the laptop is the left hand or the right
(though I am using unity-2d so maybe it is different in 3D). I
believe it is configurable via ccsm (if you are not using 2d).
Perhaps you have installed ccsm and changed it without realising.

For me I think it would be better in the middle as it is less distance
to move the mouse to get to it from the RH screen, but I have to use
2D so I do not think I have a choice.

Colin

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Old 10-27-2011, 03:40 PM
Douglas Pollard
 
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On 10/27/2011 10:31 AM, Liam Proven wrote:

On 27 October 2011 11:20, Adam Funk<a24061@ducksburg.com> wrote:

I tried to approach Unity with an open mind this morning, and I'm
impressed with some things (especially being able to use LWin and a
number shown on the launcher --- that alone would save me quite a bit
of wasted time moving my hand to the mouse and back), but I'm unable
to figure out some basic configuration problems.

I have two monitors side by side. The launcher appears on the LH side
of the RH monitor. How can I move it to the LH side of the LH monitor
(or the RH side of the RH monitor, for that matter --- or anywhere but
in the middle)?

It's on the LHS of my LH monitor. I think it is as simple as the
Launcher appearing on the primary monitor, TBH.


There are some junk items I don't want in the RH corner of the panel;
how can I remove them? AFAICT they're locked and not unlockable.

AFAIK, you can't.


Unity comes with four workspaces in a 22 arrangement --- where can I
change that? (I want four workspaces in one row, so I only need
ctl-alt-left and ctl-alt-right enabled to move between them.)

That's a good question! I don't know of a way... yet.

This is one of the few areas where I think GNOME 3 does significantly better.


I am using 11.10 with Unity and Docky. I down loaded Gnome and open in
it. I eliminate Docky toolbar as it gets in my way. I do a lot of video
so often use 6 seperate desktops so haveing them at the bottom is
handy. I often have Cinelerra, open shot, my music, audacity and
recording by Microphone and files with pictures. I sometime download
free film clips to use in another window. They are right there and
recognisable. If I want it, is easy to go back to Unity through Docky.
I guess I still have a couple of years being able to use this and hope
something beter is coming at least for my purposes. If I want it is not
hard to go back to Unity at any time. Darn near perfect I'd
say. Doug



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Old 10-27-2011, 05:00 PM
sktsee
 
Default some Unity configuration issues

On Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:20:29 +0100, Adam Funk wrote:

[snip]

>There are some junk items I don't want in the RH corner of the panel; how
>can I remove them? AFAICT they're locked and not unlockable.

The menubar is basically a system tray stretched across the screen. It's
primary purpose is to serve as placeholder for various indicators. I'm
not clear as to how the unity-panel-service (the program that draws the
bar) determines indicator placement, so the only method I know to get rid
of indicators is to either prevent their execution, or remove their
packages.

dpkg -l indicators* will list what indicator packages are installed so
you can choose which one to remove.

>
> Unity comes with four workspaces in a 22 arrangement --- where can I
> change that? (I want four workspaces in one row, so I only need
> ctl-alt-left and ctl-alt-right enabled to move between them.)

Install compizconfig settings manager (ccsm) and navigate to the General
section->General Options button->Desktop Size tab. Change Horizontal
Virtual Size to 4 and Vertical Virtual Size to 1.
>
> I don't like having a window's main menu bar appear in the panel ("Mac
> style"); is there any way to move it universally back to the top of each
> window, where I'm used to finding it?

In a terminal type:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0" > /etc/X11/
Xsession.d/81ubuntumenuproxy

Firefox and Thunderbird will still use global menus unless you remove the
following packages

firefox-globalmenu
thunderbird-globalmenu

Alternately, you can nuke global menus altogehter by uninstalling the
indicator-appmenu package.

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Old 10-27-2011, 05:06 PM
sktsee
 
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On Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:00:00 +0000, sktsee wrote:

[snip]
>
> In a terminal type:
>
> $ sudo sh -c 'echo "export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0" > /etc/X11/
> Xsession.d/81ubuntumenuproxy

Sorry, the above line should be
sudo sh -c 'echo "export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0" > /etc/X11/
Xsession.d/81ubuntumenuproxy'

Forgot the closing single-quote mark

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