howtogeek at May 7th, 2014 10:24 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/188096/how-to-resize-the-unity-launcher-icons-in-ubuntu-14.04/
The Unity launcher is the vertical bar with icons on the left side of your Ubuntu desktop. It allows you to easily launch programs and to access workspaces, removable devices, and the trash bin. Initially, the Unity launcher icons are fairly large.
nsdcars5 at May 7th, 2014 11:38 — #2
@MichaelTunnell Here you go.
Is there any way to just put the bar on the top towards the bottom? Unity would look awesome if so.
michaeltunnell at May 7th, 2014 12:02 — #3
Are you talking about the panel? Called a taskbar in windows. If so then no because the usability would break. The bar would be at the bottom but the dash button would still be at the top and that would be awkward.
However you could use Xubuntu instead which has a panel at the top but can easily be moved to the bottom for a more windows feel while still benefiting from all the great stuff of Ubuntu.
You could also use the cinnamon desktop or Linux Mint because that is a much more Windows friendly interface by default. Linux Mint is also based on Ubuntu so you still get the great Ubuntu features.
Pro Tip: wait for the end of this month if you want to try Linux Mint. Mint 17 will be based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but will not be available until the last week of May.
nsdcars5 at May 7th, 2014 12:03 — #4
Yep, that one. And I use Xubuntu 14.04 in a VM for Linux purposes anyway, so thanks for that.
michaeltunnell at May 7th, 2014 12:20 — #5
Xubuntu is a good choice for sure. Actually Xubuntu uses a desktop environment called XFCE which I hate quite a lot but Xubuntu has customized and improved it so much that I don't actually hate their implementation of it. That is quite impressive to me.
system at May 17th, 2014 10:24 — #6
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