[ubuntu-uk] My experience with 12.04 upgrade

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Wed May 9 06:56:56 UTC 2012

On 8 May 2012 22:58, Barry Titterton <barry.titterton at mail.adsl4less.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Last weekend I decided to upgrade my spare laptop. It is an elderly
> Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 running 32 bit 11.10 and Unity in 2D mode.
> The upgrade went smoothly and here are the problems that I have found so
> far:-

> [snip]

> 2. The launcher will not 'reveal' if there is an application, such as
> Firefox, set to maximum size. The launcher will 'reveal' once all
> windows have been minimised or closed. I have a work around for this
> problem by setting the launcher to be permanently visible. Is this a bug
> or normal behaviour for 2D Unity?

That is a bug, even with maximised windows the launcher should reveal
if you push the mouse against the left hand side.  On the appearance
settings have you got Reveal Location set to Left Side or Top Left
Corner?  I have it on Left Side on a Satellite A100 using 2D and it
reveals ok.

> 3. Rhythmbox is the default music player for 12.04. It has a feature
> called Party Mode, this expands the window to full screen covering all
> other windows, menus etc. The problem is that the only way to get out of
> this mode is by the power button, or by using a terminal to kill the
> process. This is a know bug 785631 which has been confirmed since
> September 2011. I'm not impressed that an LTS has been released with
> this bug still intact.

The bug mentioned just says that there is no way back if you forget
the correct key to use.  I don't use rhythmbox so don't know what the
key is, but presumably someone does.  It is a pity that the bug does
not mention which key it is.


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