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    Default Taskbar for opensuse 12.1 ?

    Can somebody tell me how i can install an "windows-like" task bar open suse 12.1 with gnome3.


    the missing taskbar it's very frustating,and time eating when you work with different applications. I really hope you guys will add it back


    PS: By the way, seems like i can't right click on the desktop, or add icons out there?

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    Default Re: Taskbar for opensuse 12.1 ?

    Use the gnome tweak tool to use the traditional desktop with icons
    You need to install the shell extensions too
    Is there a windows like task bar?
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    Default Re: Taskbar for opensuse 12.1 ?

    You can change gnome 3 to the old style by clicking your name in the upper right corner, click system settings, and look for system info, click system info, select graphics, and click "ON" for Force Fallback Mode. The button may not look like it says on but click the button next to OFF. I have not tried it yet but I think that's how it works. You may need to log out or restart for the changes to take affect.

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    Yeah, i would like to install something like tint2 for opensuse....

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    Default Re: Taskbar for opensuse 12.1 ?

    On 12/24/2011 07:36 AM, badguy goodguy wrote:
    > how i can install an "windows-like" task bar open
    > suse 12.1 with gnome3.


    KDE was and is FAR more windows-like than GNOME ever has been...maybe
    you should look at changing to it??

    especially since GNOME 3 has taken such a radical departure from the
    "traditional" desktop, it _might_ be easier on you to opt for the more
    traditional rather than beat the new 3 until it looks/acts more like
    what you expect/want..

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    Default Re: Taskbar for opensuse 12.1 ?

    On 2011-12-24 07:36, badguy goodguy wrote:
    > I really hope you guys will add it back


    Those guys are not reading here. You might try the gnome mail list at
    opensuse. There was also a recent "rant" in the project mail list.


    Apparently, the new way is to select activities, and the panel on the left
    should have icons for the opened applications. But if, for example, you
    opened two xterms, there is no way to select one of them. And the top bar
    only displays one xterm and offers to quit it if you click.

    Cumbersome.

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    On 12/23/2011 11:16 PM, badguy goodguy wrote:
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    > Yeah, i would like to install something like tint2 for opensuse....
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    The Packman repo has 'tint2'; there's also 'lxpanel' in the standard repo.

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