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#1 altonius

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:14 PM

Hey guys, back again! Being really new to linux, I had some problems trying to make Puppy Linux work. This was a couple weeks ago. With all the input I got from this forum, I decided to change to Lubuntu 12.0.4 LTS. I like the way it looks, and the 5-year-old netbook really seems to like it. 

My problem is that I don't have an app launcher. I researched the Internet and found a bunch of "fixes." The problem is that I can't make any of them work! Is it at all possible for someone to give me a course of action that does not require my taking a college degree course? If so, I sure would appreciate that particular piece of information. It will cut down on my antacid intake. Thanks.



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#2 stiltskin

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:44 AM

Open Synaptic, search for lxlauncher and install it. Then log out and you should have an option that lets you login with the launcher. (Not sure about that since I don't use it.) If not, there's a way to make it autostart by using lxsession-edit to add it as a startup program..



#3 altonius

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:51 PM

Hey stiltskin, got your post. There is no lxsession in Synaptic or when I run lxsession-edit. But thanks anyway.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

You should be launching applications from the menu as shown here:

lubuntu1204.png

Or do you mean the dock like in this:

Lubuntu+Mac.png

Edited by cryptodan, 26 January 2014 - 03:07 PM.


#5 altonius

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:57 PM

Hey cryptodan, I am trying to launch apps from the menu pop-up and I don't have a "dock" like your picture shows. I have been in the synaptic package manager and software center but there is nothing listed. At least, nothing that I recognize.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:37 PM

I guess you  have not tried unity dashboard on unbuntu 12 that should display all your apps if not

 

Read here

 

http://askubuntu.com/questions/103708/ubuntu-dash-is-blank-how-do-i-get-the-apps-back

 

 

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Edited by NickAu1, 27 January 2014 - 07:40 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:25 PM

If you really want a lightweight install that uses the XFCE interface, look at Xubuntu.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:53 AM

If you really want a lightweight install that uses the XFCE interface, look at Xubuntu.

 . . . or Linux Lite!


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