Top and Bottom bars at the bottom #332

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craigs100 opened this Issue Feb 14, 2012 · 3 comments

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To give more room for minimised window icons I had both top and bottom bars at the bottom in Ubuntu 10.10. In Mint 12 Cinnamon I find it VERY cramped with a single bottom bar and no top bar. Can we have a fully configurable top AND bottom bar set up? I really don't want to work with bars at the top, hence the old Ubuntu set up.
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That's possible using the classic layout. With the latest commits you can even move applets around using gsettings.

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clefebvre commented Feb 15, 2012

That's possible using the classic layout. With the latest commits you can even move applets around using gsettings.

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Then there's still a problem, that's been mentioned elsewhere, of there being too many places for "settings" of various types, I've not been able to find the facility to do what I need. Preferences:Desktop Settings only has "Fortune Cookies" control in it! It doesn't work. I had to go to System Tools:Configuration Editor:Desktop:Linux:Terminal to actually effect a change. I'm sure this will all get much better organised as time goes on, but for now, I'd like to get a desktop that's usable with more than half a dozen windows on it. I'll continue to hunt down the settings you allude to, but I use Mint for work so I need to earn some cash, if you could tell me where I find these settings I'd really appreciate it. Keep up the good work:)

Then there's still a problem, that's been mentioned elsewhere, of there being too many places for "settings" of various types, I've not been able to find the facility to do what I need. Preferences:Desktop Settings only has "Fortune Cookies" control in it! It doesn't work. I had to go to System Tools:Configuration Editor:Desktop:Linux:Terminal to actually effect a change. I'm sure this will all get much better organised as time goes on, but for now, I'd like to get a desktop that's usable with more than half a dozen windows on it. I'll continue to hunt down the settings you allude to, but I use Mint for work so I need to earn some cash, if you could tell me where I find these settings I'd really appreciate it. Keep up the good work:)

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Have switched to Classic (from Cinnamon) and can't find any controls to change the bars. Eventually a right-click on the bar and select "Settings" would be fantastic (just a suggestion). The Classic Apps menu has a better layout than Cinnamon's and with separate Places menu is better too. However, Cinnamon is better overall. Just a few tweaks needed and better dual monitor windows management. I'd love to help if you need a team to organise the settings issues as this was really a big thing that needed to be fixed in Gnome 2 anyway rather than wasting time on fripperies. The easier it is to set up, the less people will be scared off Linux.

Have switched to Classic (from Cinnamon) and can't find any controls to change the bars. Eventually a right-click on the bar and select "Settings" would be fantastic (just a suggestion). The Classic Apps menu has a better layout than Cinnamon's and with separate Places menu is better too. However, Cinnamon is better overall. Just a few tweaks needed and better dual monitor windows management. I'd love to help if you need a team to organise the settings issues as this was really a big thing that needed to be fixed in Gnome 2 anyway rather than wasting time on fripperies. The easier it is to set up, the less people will be scared off Linux.

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