2 panels waste the height needed for web browsing on 16/10 screens

John King kingj.linuxmlsts at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 13:09:41 UTC 2010

I noticed this on my laptop; the default Gnome layout looks horrible on it (its too little space on 1280x768, which is considered low-res nowadays). I use the one-panel Linux Mint configuration now, though. I don't think the default layout should change though, perse. Perhaps we'll find these problems fixed when Lucid+1 implements Gnome Shell?

Jérôme Bouat <jerome.bouat at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

>Most of the laptop screens have a 16/10 or 16/9 ratio. However, Ubuntu 
>has a default setting with 2 horizontal panels (on top and bottom of the 
>This default desktop configuration decreases the space in height. 
>However this vertical space is usefull for browsing the web on small 
>16/10 laptop screens (11 to 13 inches).
>Maybe only 1 panel which includes the windows bar (like the Microsoft 
>Windows task bar) would be a good trade-off.
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