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Old 30. Apr 2010, 06:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 01. May 2010, 04:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Downloaded and installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Better GUI during installation, bootup time improved a lot. Will run through it and update this article Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation based on this new version.
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Jojoyee, I have already downloaded and installed it on a second drive. I have not found any bugs yet . I did notice that while compiz was installed, the CompizConfig Settings Manager was not, so you may want to mention in your article that in order to activate things like the desktop cube it will be necessary to install it.
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Jojoyee, I have already downloaded and installed it on a second drive. I have not found any bugs yet . I did notice that while compiz was installed, the CompizConfig Settings Manager was not, so you may want to mention in your article that in order to activate things like the desktop cube it will be necessary to install it.
Yes, I think CompizConfig Settings Manager needs to separately install, same as Ubuntu 9.10. The tips for Desktop cube work the same for the new Ubuntu. But in the same Settings Manager, looks like Grid module has been taken out. Need to update this section Aero Snap function.
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Old 01. May 2010, 12:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've run through and updated the article Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation based on Ubuntu 10.04.

Most tips and tricks are still working for the new Ubuntu except the two points below.
  • Add a PDF virtual printer is removed. It's also reported that Ubuntu 10.04 removed cups-pdf.
  • Enable Aero Snap is updated using WmCtrl. A subsection using the Grid module is deleted since it seems to have been removed from CompiqConfig Settings Manager.

Other changes or updates are basically cosmetic.

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Old 02. May 2010, 12:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Also, Ubuntu 10.04 uses OpenJDK by default.
The only way to install Sun Java is by enabling its partner software source (under the other tab). Without enabling it, there's no Sun Java in Ubuntu Software Centre.
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Old 02. May 2010, 05:55 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Ubuntu 10.04 sets the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the left, (like Mac OSX), but here is the trick to move them back to the right which I'm more used to.
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Old 02. May 2010, 07:37 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Default Superbar for Ubuntu

One of the features I like in Win7 is to pin and unpin or launch the applicatons directly from taskbar (some therefore called it Superbar). Added a tip to install a panel plugin DockBarX to Ubuntu. With that, I can almost do the same in Ubuntu as the Superbar in Win7.
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Old 04. May 2010, 03:38 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Default Inconsistent Transparent Panel

Ubuntu 10.04's Gnome panel can be set to transparent, much like Windows 7's taskbar, but the panel items' backgrounds are found not transparent.



I find that it needs some tweaks with these steps to make it looks like this:


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Old 05. May 2010, 06:32 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks Jojoyee! Titillating transparent tweak tip there!
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