LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2020, 02:49 PM   #1
joel93442
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2020
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
panel setup


I have always set up my panel with the least used icons on the left and the most used on the right. Now I suddenly find myself unable to move the icons to where I want them. I use Linux Mint 19 with the gnome desktop(if I remember correctly). I've been using Linux for about 13 years or so but I tried every thing I could think of with no success.
 
Old 03-27-2020, 07:35 PM   #2
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu MATE, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 16,024
Blog Entries: 27

Rep: Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778
This article may help: https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to...sktop-gnome-3/

My first impulse was to recommend a different desktop environment, perhaps Cinnamon or MATE, which are based on Gnome 2 and are much friendlier traditional desktop configuration than Gnome 3. Multiple DEs can easily coexist on the same install; normally you can switch between them on the login screen (aka the display manager).
 
Old 03-27-2020, 07:52 PM   #3
joel93442
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2020
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thanks frankbell. I'm not sure how to go about switching desktops midstream but I'll definitely check it out.
 
Old 03-27-2020, 08:22 PM   #4
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu MATE, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 16,024
Blog Entries: 27

Rep: Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778
Quote:
I'm not sure how to go about switching desktop
It's like a lot of questions: it's easy once you know the answer.

You install the new desktop from the software center/package manager.

You log out, find the icon for switching desktops/window managers, select the other desktop, and log back in.

Depending on your distro/graphical display manager (GDM), the "change desktop" icon may not appear until you enter your user name. Also, the position of the icon can vary depending on the GDM. It's commonly located in the upper right of the screen or near the log in dialog, but you may have to hunt for it.
 
Old 03-27-2020, 08:30 PM   #5
joel93442
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2020
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thanks. I do believe I've got it.
 
Old 03-27-2020, 09:31 PM   #6
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu MATE, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 16,024
Blog Entries: 27

Rep: Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778Reputation: 4778
Nice to hear, and welcome to LQ.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Xubuntu - top panel & bottom panel disappeared alanp Linux - Newbie 2 08-25-2010 12:14 PM
The "mouse" panel applet in the Gnome panel has crashed my Ubuntu Karmic completely davmax Linux - Newbie 1 11-10-2009 02:00 PM
XFCE - window list on panel, or panel objects on window list? nagromo Linux - Software 3 01-29-2005 09:19 PM
Making panel look like Mac OS X panel- Input appreciated! Gormless Linux - Newbie 16 10-24-2004 06:59 AM
gnome-panel crashes. Which file is responsible for the position of the panel? Satriani Linux - General 1 06-20-2003 06:51 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration