GUI in 10.10?

Thierry de Coulon tcoulon at
Tue Oct 12 20:10:45 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 12 October 2010, Colin Law wrote:
> > I suppose that this is the logical approach.  Specifically, I have
> > 10.04.1.  I have taken advantage of the opportunity to right-click
> > on menu items and move them to the desk-top as icons, ala Windows,

This works in 10.10, although I personnaly don't use it

> > and I have followed the various directions to get the full-size,
> > shrink-size, and store in systray dinguses moved from upper left of
> > the window to upper right, where they belong

Not sure what you're talking about. If you mean the windows control buttons 
they only belong in the upper right in Windows. In Mac OS they belong in the 
upper left, and in many Linux window Managers they belong just where _you_ 
want them.

Anyway, the standard 10.10 uses Metacity and you can set your buttons in 
gconf-editor as before.

> > , and I have made the 
> > thing work on single-click, as most other Linuxes do, and as I
> > have made Windows (XP and 7) do.

Works as usual.

> > If any of that doesn't work anymore, I 
> > don't want the upgrade.  Perhaps someone knows, and will post the
> > results.  If I have to find out the hard way, _I_ will post the results.

All of what you want should work. Not having upgraded, I can't tell you if you 
have to set it up all again (probably).

This being said, Linux is not Windows so you can have two installs side by 
side. That's the way I do it: I make a clean install and take my time to set 
it up until it works as I want, then I switch my main system.

If you don't want to do that, backup. If you install over a non-backed up 
system, then probably yes, you'll find out the hard way it's not a clever way 
to do...


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