making Mate look exactly like Gnome 2

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making Mate look exactly like Gnome 2

Postby hosa » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:52 pm

i searched the internet and found no guides about this i espesially want the top system,places,application panel
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Re: making Mate look exactly like Gnome 2

Postby k3lt01 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:48 pm

Can you provide us with some screenshots so we can see exactly what you mean. I ask this simply because visually MATE is, for all intents and purposes. exactly like GNome 2 already.
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Re: making Mate look exactly like Gnome 2

Postby hosa » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:19 pm

ok here you go, my desktop looks like this
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and i would love it to look like this
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but i would like to keep the start menu and customize it if possible.
thanks
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Re: making Mate look exactly like Gnome 2

Postby k3lt01 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:59 pm

Well by your post on LQ you have already added a top panel so I will just go from there.

On your top panel right click where you would like your menu then click "add to panel". Scroll down the list that comes up and select Menu Bar. That will give you the regular menu that is in MATE.

For adding applications like Firefox to the panel as you have in the screenshot all you need to do is right click on the menu entry for that application and select "Add this launcher to panel". If you need to move them around then right click on the launncher and click "move", if it is not greyed out. If it is greyed out untick "Lock to panel" and then select "move" again and drag it to where you want it but remember to lock it to the panel again when you are finished.

If there is anything else just ask but please be patient, we all volunteer our time here.
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Re: making Mate look exactly like Gnome 2

Postby hosa » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:42 pm

oh neat! i really didnt expect it to be simply in the (long) list. i was wondering if i can let the windows to automaticly resize like max if i drag up and half if i drag it to the sides (like windows and Ubuntu unity)

I appreciate it.
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Re: making Mate look exactly like Gnome 2

Postby k3lt01 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:42 am

I'm assuming your happy with the panel look now
hosa wrote: i was wondering if i can let the windows to automaticly resize like max if i drag up and half if i drag it to the sides (like windows and Ubuntu unity)
I'm sorry I really don't understand what you mean here.

To maximize a window all I do is double click (or touchpad tap) on the menu area (the strip at the top) of the application. If you want it halved set it up to be half the screen and it should remain that way. Having said all that I am just taking a wild stab in the dark at what you mean and replying according to what I think you are saying.
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Re: making Mate look exactly like Gnome 2

Postby hosa » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:26 am

ok, maybe this could help
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ubuntu now also has this feature, i liked it alot
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Re: making Mate look exactly like Gnome 2

Postby hosa » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:20 pm

btw where can i open the virtual keyboard?
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Re: making Mate look exactly like Gnome 2

Postby k3lt01 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:22 am

When in unmaximised position to get the windos to take up half the screen all you need to do is go to the edge of the windiw with your mouse and the arrow will get a line on it. Double tap (touchpad) on that and drag it across to where you want it. I do that when I need to compare files, if I'm not using Meld, and it always remembers where I had it.
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Re: making Mate look exactly like Gnome 2

Postby k3lt01 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:22 am

hosa wrote:btw where can i open the virtual keyboard?
I don't know and you should start a new thread for each different issue.
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