[clug] Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 has destroyed Gnome customisation

Hal Ashburner hal at ashburner.info
Fri Oct 24 00:31:56 MDT 2014

Hey I dunno about this specifically.
But if you think it's config. Create a new user account and log into
to see if default looks better for you or if new version isn't to your
liking at all.

On 24 October 2014 17:17, jhock <jhock at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am totally p!$$ed off!
> I have an eeePC with a 10.1" screen. About a month ago I upgraded from
> Ubuntu LTS 12.04 to 14.04. In the process I stupidly answered "no" to
> all the prompts to accept the default configuration hoping that all the
> customisation of my Gnome windows - with many thanks to this list -
> would be saved, but I lost almost everything that I like about Gnome.
> I don't like Unity. I want a simple menu list with categories that I can
> edit. During the upgrade I ended up with a stack of categories that I
> don't want, don't know how to change and are so long that I can't see
> the last few categories or their applicaions because they are off the
> bottom of the screen. (I don't even know how to screen capture to show
> this list the mess that I'm in.)
> I also had the options at the top panel automatically hide itself so
> that I can fully use the limited screen space. I also added my favourite
> applications to the top panel eg. Midori, Evolution and ebReader. Those
> options are now lost.
> I also had the bottom panel automatically hide itself to fully use the
> screen space but that option has gone. The bottom panel used to show
> *all* the applications so that I could easily switch applications no
> matter what window it was in. That option has now gone. I can only see
> in the bottom panel the applications that apply to that window and not
> the other windows.
> Also, everything is slower! Showing and navigating through the menu
> takes forever. Even changing windows seems to take a long time. It is
> definitely slower than 12.04.
> Finally, can someone please help me? I have installed "Window Manager
> (gnome-session-flashback)" but when I login using "Metacity" or "Compiz"
> I can't see my top or bottom panels. If I login using "Gnome (Classic)"
> the top and bottom panels do not auto-hide. Can someone tell me how to:
> - edit the menu categories and content
> - auto hide the top and bottom panels
> - show all the opened applications in the bottom panel
> - change the windows navigation from Ctrl Alt up and down to Ctrl Alt
> left and right
> - make the operations faster and
> - tell me what I should have done to not get myself into this mess when
> I next upgrade Ubuntu LTS?
> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
> Totally p*$#ed off John.
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