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On 19/07/12 10:21, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

I got "spoiled" with the GNOME on Ubuntu 10.04 and when Unity became the
default for Ubuntu last year, I did not like it.  I was told to use MATE
instead of GNOME 3 shell, since it was not fully working as of late
Spring.  I could be better now, but I do not know.  I will have to
install it on my 12.04 laptop and test it out.

On 07/18/2012 03:45 PM, Anthony Easthope wrote:
The problem was fixed. All that was needed was a re installation of the
as to why I was using GNOME. it was a matter of curiosity as I am new to
unix (only had it for 2 weeks on the laptop) & I wanted to experience
all that it had to offer me. still have a long way to go yet but GNOME 3
on my system is working fine and I would dare say that it when combined
with Docky makes a very nice environment to work in. there is a trade
off though. if you use it you lose assess to the Home Dash as it is a
core part of unity I believe. A good thing to rerember is that if your
windows key is mapped correctly it brings it up as well as the HUD
On Wed, 18 Jul 2012, at 09:02 AM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
There was a thread about problems with the desktop environment and LO
with the darker desktop themes, I think.


My question is why are you using GNOME 3 shell for 12.04?  From my
readings of articles about the current GNOME 3 shell, it is still not
fully functional, or at least the last article[s] seem to state.

I have no problem with LO using 12.04 and MATE for the desktop
substitution instead of GNOME 3 shell.  I wanted my desktop to look as
much like the GNOME desktop that 10.04 has, so I went with MATE and it
works great.

That is why I went with MATE for Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop that was
updated from 10.04 to 12.04 and the added MATE to get it working like I

I run LO 3.5.4 on all my Ubuntu and Windows systems at this point.

On 07/18/2012 03:16 AM, Anthony Easthope wrote:
Hi Guys

Just had a problem with LO after installing the GNOME 3 shell on ubuntu
12.04 lts. it appears that LO window now bleeds from the bottom right
edge when using opening a Calc window. it never occurs any other time:

Some trouble shooting data
* LO 3.5.2
* LO was updated by the repositry
* ATI Raedon Linux version Graphics
* compaq presario cq 20

any available fix?
cheers Anthony

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I have not been privy to the entire conversation but I to don't like the Unity interface -- terrible for business.

I now have a desktop almost identical to my 10.04 Gnome Desktop. Apart from minor problems with switching between Workspaces, and the need to use a different key combo to add launchers to the panel it works as advertised.

There are many tutorials on the web about this. Here is one...

How to install classic gnome desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

I run LO under this desktop without any problems.

Cheers Simon

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