ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 74, Issue 165

Dennis Reeder dreeder2 at columbus.rr.com
Sun Oct 17 03:12:11 UTC 2010

Well it did exactly what I expected.  I selected all of the mp3 files on my thumb drive, drag and dropped them into the music folder.  Rhythm Box Player found them and played them.  Very iTune-like in its behavior.  I think I was a bit impatient with the whole "drag and drop" procedure.  This netbook is much slower than my MacBook.

I will continue to play around with Docky.  Am I correct in assuming that Ubuntu 10.10 for netbook applications is quite new?  Is it significantly different from earlier versions?  Having never used or even seen Ubuntu until a couple of days ago I have no prior versions with which to compare it.

Thanks for your feedback.  i will definitely keep lurking, reading and fussing around with Ubuntu.  Probably can't break it and if I do I will have learned something cool.


On Oct 16, 2010, at 10:57 PM, ubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:

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> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 01:49:37 +0100
> From: ms <devicerandom at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: new to Ubuntu
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support,	not for general discussions"
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> On 17/10/10 00:26, Dennis Reeder wrote:
>> I installed 10.10 a couple of days ago on my netbook.  Really like it.  Having been using Mac's since forever.  But Ubuntu may convert me.  Having some very simple issues.
>> For example, I am trying to transfer MP3 files from a thumb drive into Ubuntu for the Rhythm Box Music Player.  I assumed that the mp3 files would go into the....music file.  But I can't seem to get them there. Drag and drop?  Nope.  Import? No...or I am not doing it correctly.  Sure its gotta be something so incredibly simple that I am missing it.
> I don't understand exactly what you are trying to do/expect.
> If you expect an Itunes-like behaviour, where the program automatically 
> imports files from other media in its own directory files, you shouldn't 
> expect it, as far as I know. I guess you can simply copy your MP3 files 
> into a folder, and play them from that folder.
>> I have installed Docky....well yeah I am a Snow Leopard user....and it feels quite familiar.  Now would it be possible to eliminate the column/tower of apps on the left hand side of the desktop?  Would prefer to have the icons for my apps in the dock across the bottom where they can disappear when not being accessed.  Am working with a 10 inch screen so every bit of real estate is valuable.
> (no idea since I didn't even know Docky)
>> I have been lurking in the background for awhile trying to soak up information.  It's beginning to make more sense now than it did a week ago.
> Just continue to do so -it always helps. :)
>> Thanks.

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