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Ubuntu's vertical dock feels awkward. Why can't it be moved?

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Yes, I know it can't be moved. What is up with that???

Is it just me or does a vertical dock feel awkward, like it should be at the bottom, or the top? It's really absurd that they decided that that was where they were going to put it and you can't do anything about it.

If they were worried about it being too much like a Mac, then why even have the WINDOWS key functional...right?? Linux prides itself on being completely customizable--well, just not Unity.

I could install Gnome 2, but why not give the option to have gnome 2 fly-out menus IN ADDITION to the unity bar? Why is it only one or the other?
Edited by aweir - 11/6/11 at 8:22pm
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Eh, it's not even the dock placement that bothers me, it's the whole GUI revamp I can't get used to. Switched back to the old look the moment I upgraded.
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The reason it can't be moved is one of the reasons I dislike Unity - it completely goes against the philosophy of Linux. You can't customize it well and can't do it your own way very easily with Unity.

OP, consider just switching to the normal Gnome desktop or moving away from Ubuntu if you don't like it.
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Ubuntu is mainly becoming a secondary option to Windows/OSX for small businesses and schools. It's kind of less linux..y.

Unity being the main thing that made me stop using it. Much prefer Linux Mint.
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I tried switching to gnome classic but it caused severe screen corruption. And I lost some of the functions like the ability to adjust my printer settings. Maybe I'll just go with Kubuntu or Mint.

Unity looks like it belongs on a TABLET, not A PC. I don't mind the clean look of unity, it's just too damn hard to use. Instead of hovering my mouse to find a program, I have to open 10 different windows and type the name of the program I want. Does anyone really have THAT many programs that they have to type the name of it because they couldn't find it in a menu?
Edited by aweir - 11/6/11 at 8:36pm
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Good. ^ glad they will make it customizable. It haz potential.
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Originally Posted by ArchLinuxFTW View Post
The reason it can't be moved is one of the reasons I dislike Unity - it completely goes against the philosophy of Linux. You can't customize it well and can't do it your own way very easily with Unity.

OP, consider just switching to the normal Gnome desktop or moving away from Ubuntu if you don't like it.
Well there is a plugin that moves the launcher to the bottom, but it looks a bit shoddy. You'd be better to patch the source and move it "properly".

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"We never intended to leave power users out in the cold, so we put it on our radar to add options for things nobody was complaining about, while ignoring the things they were complaining about."
    
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I tried switching to gnome classic but it caused severe screen corruption.
Same here, it was unusable for me.

Try a different disrto.

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