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Old 06-08-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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Smile User interface and Menu in Ubuntu 12.04


Hello

I was using Ubuntu 10.04 for some time. I just use as a desktop user and not very proficient with all commands.

Recently I changed to 12.04. I am bit dis-appointed.

I don't know where are all the application? It is totally confusing.

Is their any way I can use Ubuntu 12.04 but all Menu etc Similar to Ubuntu 10.4?

If not is their any alternate Linux you can suggest which will have Simplified menu similar to Ubuntu 10.04

Thanks
 
Old 06-08-2012, 02:49 AM   #2
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You could try Xubuntu or Lubuntu which are more traditional layed out desktops or try out Mint Linux - of late it's become a refuge to people not too keen on new Ubuntu look.
http://xubuntu.org/
http://lubuntu.net/
http://linuxmint.com/
 
Old 06-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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You could try Xubuntu or Lubuntu which are more traditional layed out desktops or try out Mint Linux - of late it's become a refuge to people not too keen on new Ubuntu look.
http://xubuntu.org/
http://lubuntu.net/
http://linuxmint.com/
Thank you for your help. I will give a try. I remember Linux Mint too changed something and they replaced traditional start menu. So I am not sure Linux Mint will work.

But is their any way we can replace existing 12.04 Menu structure etc.? I am using at my regular Desktop which is i7 with 8GB Ram. So I am not constraint with Low system resources.

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Old 06-10-2012, 06:42 AM   #4
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Have you tried KDE? i.e. kubuntu? With a fast system, KDE is very usable and has a "windows"-like feel to it in terms of menu layouts. There is also Cinnamon which tries to take over where gnome 2.3 left off:
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/04/26...-ubuntu-12-04/
 
Old 06-12-2012, 07:45 AM   #5
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I too have used 10.04 since it came out and 8.04 for a couple of years before that. The "Unity" interface on 12.04 is different (I think it belongs on a smart phone, not a computer - but not to get on my soapbox)... Here in a couple of steps are how to make 12.04 look similar to prior versions.

1 Click on the top icon on the "menu" strip and search for terminal.
2 Open the terminal
3 Enter the following command
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sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback synaptic -y
Enter your password when prompted. Once the installation process completes logout. At the login screen click on the little Ubuntu icon next to your name and select Gnome Classic. The interface will now be familiar. A couple of tips... To add a launcher or make other changes to the panel you must press the Alt key while right clicking on the panel. The above command installed the synaptic package manager in case you are more comfortable using it as opposed to the Ubuntu software store (or whatever it is called).

Ken
 
Old 06-12-2012, 08:16 AM   #6
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I haven't installed 12.04 but, 11.10 had a column of icons on the left of the Desktop, one of which was applications. You should also be able to click the Ubuntu icon in the extreme upper left of the Desktop and get most frequently used, installed and available apps. There should also be a search box. Maybe 12.04 has changed?? I'm not sure why they changed it as the earlier menu seemed to be pretty simple and logical.
 
  


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