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Old 08-07-2010, 12:20 PM   #1
Palzone94
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Question A Really lame question from a once devoted Winows User.


Firstly hi, I am very new to using Linux. Secondly and this is my main premise; I am stuck in my ways and like to have the clock in the bottom right hand corner - ala Windows (sorry guys). Can anyone tell me how I might do this? I am so new to Linux, my version is Ubuntu 10.04 and the GNOME is: 2.30.0. Many thanks in advance for the least technical answer
 
Old 08-07-2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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Hmmmm... Not sure about Gnome. I use KDE which is a little more "Windows-like". You might want to use Kubuntu instead which is the distro I use (Kubuntu 10.04).

Here's a screenshot.

http://www.kubuntu.org/ (uses the same repositories as Ubuntu).

Actually I don't think you even have to go so far as to install Kubuntu.

You can just install KDE from synaptic. Here's a tutorial on how to install KDE on Ubuntu 10.04.
http://blog.sudobits.com/2010/05/09/...buntu-10-04-2/

Last edited by sag47; 08-07-2010 at 12:32 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 12:37 PM   #3
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I use Xfce and have a nice, big, pretty, round analog clock in the lower right corner (in my panel). It's easily done in any desktop environment I'm sure (Gnome, KDE, Openbox, Xfce, etc). But I wouldn't know how to do it in Ubuntu. In Xubuntu, being Xfce-based, it's probably as easy as right-clicking on the panel and adding "Clock." Then you right-click on the time and choose "Analog." Done.

Enjoy!

-Robin
 
Old 08-07-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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No need to install KDE:
R-Click on a blank bit of your "Panel" (The bar at the top)
New Panel
A new (empty ) panel appears.
R- click that one
Properties
Set it to be at the bottom.
R-click the bottom panel
Add to panel
Choose clock
R-click the clock. Move. Move it to where you want it to be.
R_click the clock again.
Preferences. Set up the way you like it.

Have fun.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 12:43 PM   #5
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Isn't it just a question of right-clicking on the bottom panel, choosing "Add to Panel" ==> Clock?
Then you can position it where you like by right clicking on the clock and choosing 'Move'.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 12:45 PM   #6
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If your using Gnome panels, right click the clock and unselect "Lock To Panel". Right click again and select "Move". You can then move the clock to any panel on the screen. To lock the clock into place once you have it reposition, right click and select "Lock To Panel".
 
Old 08-07-2010, 12:46 PM   #7
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In Gnome, you can simply drag the top panel down, so that the clock is where you want it. That way, the menu is also on the lower left corner, like in Windows. Usually I place both panels on top of each other, so that the lower one has a Windows-style menu, clock, applet bar, launchers, etc.. The top one has the desktop switcher and window list. Try that out.

Welcome aboard

-A

Last edited by Ahmed; 08-07-2010 at 12:48 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 01:44 PM   #8
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I switched to Ubuntu just a few weeks ago. I kinda like the fact that it's not like Win-D'ohs in some ways...I got used to the clock in the upper right and the window maximize/minimize/close controls on the left of windows very quickly- viva la difference!
 
Old 08-07-2010, 03:03 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the answers and help folks, at one time I think that I had about ten panels, but it was all good fun. The sad thing is now my desktop is looking more and more Windowsy
 
Old 08-07-2010, 03:11 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Palzone94 View Post
Thanks for all the answers and help folks, at one time I think that I had about ten panels, but it was all good fun. The sad thing is now my desktop is looking more and more Windowsy


http://ubuntu.online02.com/node/14
 
Old 08-07-2010, 03:18 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Palzone94 View Post
Thanks for all the answers and help folks, at one time I think that I had about ten panels, but it was all good fun. The sad thing is now my desktop is looking more and more Windowsy
ah, install a bunch of themes and make it look differently then again
Not sure about Gnome, but I reckon it does have themes too, such as KDE4 has
 
Old 08-07-2010, 05:54 PM   #12
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The sad thing is now my desktop is looking more and more Windowsy
As long as it doesn't start acting "Widowsy" everything is fine... The desktops are highly configurable for a reason. Personal preferences are just that. Personal.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 08:16 PM   #13
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use Linux Mint
 
Old 08-07-2010, 08:29 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Palzone94 View Post
Thanks for all the answers and help folks, at one time I think that I had about ten panels, but it was all good fun. The sad thing is now my desktop is looking more and more Windowsy
That's OK, it's just your preference.

Though I think that intentionally making Linux look like exactly Windows just because you prefer Windows is bad.
 
  


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