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View Poll Results: What is your preferred placement for the main panel?
At the top 21 30.43%
At the bottom 32 46.38%
Vertical 6 8.70%
Other (two or more panels, middle etc.) 10 14.49%
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #31
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used to the bot

used to the bottom from early windows [98+se],so I like it there..I just do not know how to do it in Ubuntu 12.04.1LTS , which is a pain since it is a standard Svga monitor , not a wide screen HD display and takes away from open stuff in the desk top view and hot mail is so wide now it does not display correct . plus I like more then 1 site open . then I arrange my files on the right side of the desk so i just move an open window to the left to get to files . Next lcd with new vid card will have to be 4k capable I guess [dream?]
Old 08-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #32
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Hi there,

Originally Posted by G13man View Post
Next lcd with new vid card will have to be 4k capable I guess [dream?]
yea, you may be dreaming. But as I usually say: Nobody lives off their dreams. But those who dream are still alive.
Seriously, I haven't yet seen computer monitors with a resolution of more than 1920x1200, and if I had such a display, I might even consider using it in portrait orientation. Because whatever application I use - most of them call for more space in the vertical axis, whether it's web browsing, word processing, software development IDEs, and many more. Even watching videos on the PC monitor rarely requires more than 1024 pixels horizontally (that's DVD video in widescreen).

Currently I'm using 1600x1200 as the primary monitor, and 1280x1024 as the secondary. And already I'm becoming dainty thinking that 1600x1200 should be the absolute minimum. ;-)

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Old 08-15-2013, 04:17 PM   #33
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I use bashrun for lauching most programs. I don't have icons on the desktop - that is where conky is. I create aliases instead of shortcuts/icons. Somethings are bound to they keboard for quick access.

I HATE taskbars/panels!!!

>= 2560x1600

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Old 08-15-2013, 05:13 PM   #34
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I prefer the bottom, and auto-hide it. (That's where I learned to look for it when [IIRC] I started with a TRS-80.)

I also have a fairly rare mental abnormality: My visual memory (and visualization ability) is almost completely missing, so "icons" are, for me, usually meaningless. My desktop, by default, is just my wallpaper, which I change automatically, in random order, independently, on each screen and workspace, every minute.
Old 08-18-2013, 06:08 PM   #35
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On the bottom. Tried it on the top and just didn't like it.
Old 08-19-2013, 08:45 AM   #36
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Bottom... because a quick mouse move to the total top-right plus a mouse click will close the current maximized window. Just got used to it..
Old 08-19-2013, 10:11 AM   #37
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When CDE came out it was on the bottom. I moved from CDE to KDE and have lost some of the 'CDE' features over time such as the "filing cabinet" (ready a folder in the panel). I would like to see "shared-x" make a come-back.
Old 08-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #38
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It varies a bit over time but I:
Always have:1x panel at either top or bottom, always shown, with menus, windows-list, taskbar/indicators, workspace-switcher, ...;
And sometimes, only sometimes + 1x panel/dock with quick-launchers (and possibly some monitoring applets) at the side (usually left), auto-hiding.

I voted "Other"

Last edited by jdackle; 08-23-2013 at 11:47 AM. Reason: Vote stated, as not really clear by my previous comment I believe.
Old 09-03-2013, 01:26 AM   #39
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I've been experimenting with Unity lately, with the vertical sidebar. Not too happy with it.

Also, I agree resolution matters a LOT!


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