Showing posts with label ui. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ui. Show all posts


Cinnamon desktop for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal

I wish I had discovered this sooner. I've been using Unity for months and never did get used to it very well. I installed the Cinnamon desktop over the weekend, and it works like an old-fashioned desktop.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
When logging in, click on the small Ubuntu logo, and select the desktop environment you want.


How to disable Unity global menus in Ubuntu

Wow. I am really hating this new Blogger interface. I just managed to completely delete the post again. "Revert to Draft" doesn't mean revert to original content when you edit an existing post, it just completely erases the existing content. Then, when you hit the "Close" button, the now blank post is saved, thereby losing your content.

In any case, the original post griped about Unity's auto-hiding global menubar, and gave a tip to remove it, which is to remove the package that provides that feature:

    sudo apt-get purge indicator-appmenu

If you want to completely revert Ubuntu to a stock GNOME 3 UI, there are extensive instructions here. In particular, the crazy disappearing scrollbar handles which are as easy to grab onto as eels.


Move Emacs scrollbar to the right

By default, the Emacs scrollbar is on the left. To move it to the right, there is a Customize option scroll-bar-mode. In your .emacs file, if there isn’t already a line with custom-set-variables, add the following:
      '(scroll-bar-mode (quote right)))

If you already have a custom-set-variables section, just add the appropriate line as above.