I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my Samsung NP-QX410, a fresh install. And I'm playing around with customizing my GUI.
I've already reverted to classic gnome and I'm no longer using Unity, and therie's a few things I'm trying to get working.
I used this tutorial to revert to classic gnome:http://www.liberiangeek.net/2011/08/ret ... ntu-11-10/
And I was playing around with getting docky to work properly, and ended up enabling compositing through metacity, a terminal command that i can't seem to find anymore (i did a google search). The problem is that it disables compositing for Compiz. (which actually never seemed to work in the first place anyway)
Anyway, docky works properly now, but compiz doesn't.
I also figured out that alt-right-click was the method for adjusting the panel properties (because right-click was disabled). and I've gotten rid of the visible windows panel at the bottom and moved my main panel from the top to the bottom
I'm trying to get my ubuntu desktop to emulate my windows 7 desktop. I use the task bar at the bottom and rather than pinning programs to it I use rocket dock for executing them, and the taskbar for running programs. I want to do the same thing here.
I've got docky at the top, and the main panel at the bottom, but across the top of the screen i still have a menubar that i cannot get rid of. It's acting like the Finder bar in OSX. Any idea how to get rid of it? Right clicking does nothing.
Here are screenshots of my windows desktop (an analog of how I'd like ubuntu to look) and my current ubuntu desktop.Current UbuntuWindows 7 Desktop
1. Compositing working properly. (for everything, Docky & Compiz & whatever else, not just one program at a time)
2. Get rid of the "Finder" menu.
Help is greatly appreciated.