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Old 08-17-2010, 07:26 AM   #1
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How to fix these two Ubuntu 10.04 bugs?

1. Bug one. For some strange reason, my mouse is red only when hovering over a firefox window. All the other time, its white. I have tried to use the built in cursor changer thing, and it seems only capable of changing the cursor for the desktop. Not this strange, magical red firefox cursor. It starts to mess with ya.

2. Not really a bug I guess, just a mild annoyance. In windows 7, you have a good deal of play when it comes to where you want to position your icons on the desktop. Not so with Ubuntu 10.04. Its more like windows 95 when it comes to that. Is there some way to solve this? You have like an inch between places you can move icons to. Makes the desktop look ugly, and I would just feel more at home if I could position them correctly. The pic is an accurate representation of this. On the far left, that is as far as the icons can go. And if you want them near each other, they have to sit way too close, or way too far apart. (oh and that pic was before I attempted to change the cursor lol. Now its white when not hovering over FF, red when over FF. Now I'm stuck in that configuration lol)
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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1. Are you using the standard theme or did you install a custom one?

2. Right-click desktop, de-select "keep aligned".
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jay73 View Post
1. Are you using the standard theme or did you install a custom one?

2. Right-click desktop, de-select "keep aligned".
Aw thanks man! I've been looking for that fix for a while now.

As for the theme, I can't say it is the "standard" theme that was applied when I first installed 10.04. But, it is a theme that came with Ubuntu. I merged the top and bottom taskbar, made it a little thicker, (so it would be more like windows so I would feel more at home) and applied the theme called "Dust". When I right click the desktop and look at the themes tab, it does in fact say custom. But I think that is because I modified the taskbars, cause I didn't download any "custom" theme, I just modified an existing one a little bit.


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