Alternatives to Unity

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Mon Dec 10 11:43:53 UTC 2012

On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> On 12/05/2012 08:52 PM, JD wrote:
>> Folks, I really do miss the old gnome2 way of doing things.
>> I would like to get rid of Unity and install gnome2.
>> Since I am running 12.10, is this even possible?
>> If yes, is gnome2 available for 12.10?
> I think you'll find xfce (or xubuntu) might be closer to what you are
> looking for. All of the problems you noted don't happen with it. PLUS, you
> can set it to use your mouse to switch to the next workspace by moving to
> the screen edge. Gnome has always lacked that, but KDE had the feature. Now,
> xfce has it and it's much lighter weight compared to KDE or gnome. I'm happy
> as a clam. Ric

i just noticed this.  I switched to xfce then a fresh install of
xubuntu and have been mostly happy, and work essentially the same way
as I did under gnome, just with different names for a few

With one exception: I don't like the feature just mentioned.  I'd like
to stay on the same workspace until I click in the switcher.  I've
turned off the "switch workspaces using the mouse wheel" but that
doesn't fix it.

So Ric, if you can turn it on, I presume you know how to turn it off.
Give, please.

++ kevin
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