12.04 LTS - Too "user friendly" - can't find anything, even terminal
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Thanks everyone! I shall have a look at some of the suggestions this evening and see what suits me best.
I found my terminal before anyone replied (not sure how I did it, I couldn't do it again) so it is in my recent items. I did grow to appreciate the bar in the end as I was able to swap between the terminal, text editor and internet really easily and I felt it was better suited to working on a wide-screen laptop so we'll see how it goes!
Having used Ubuntu often in the past I was rather horrified to install it and NOT EVEN be able to find the terminal!
Is there any way to make it a bit more "old-style" for someone who actually uses the terminal not buttons? I hate this fat bar on the side. Maybe like it used to be back in 2005 or so?!
If not, is there another distribution you'd recommend? I'm using the current LTS for Fedora at work which isn't too bad.
To add my voice to the others, I didn't like Unity at all - and I truly did give it a fair shake - which is why I now use Xubuntu. I've always sorta liked xfce, so this made sense for me and still does.
To summarize (for those who actually want to use Unity):
Alt+F2, then start typing gnome-terminal.
Originally Posted by snowpine
All you do is tap the Super (Windows) key and type a few letters of what you're looking for. So type Super, T-E-R-M... and look, there's the terminal!
Originally Posted by yancek
Click the dash home (ubuntu icon in upper left of Desktop) and it opens with a Search box. Just type terminal.
Originally Posted by yancek
Hold down the Ctrl+Alt+t keys simultaneously to open a terminal.
Wow, at least four different ways, right there.
Once the terminal's open, you can right-click on its launcher button and click "Lock to Launcher" and the button will be there for you to quickly open the terminal next time.
For those who will take the time, a few simple web searches will bring up lots of information on how to use Unity. It's actually quite nice, in my opinion. Others will disagree and install a different distro, or simply install a different DE or shell... Oh, well, whatever works.