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Want to customize Ubuntu Mate app menu to look like Unity/ Gnome3/Pantheon


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#1 SuperSapien64

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 12:52 AM

Hi I'm planning to get a Raspberry Pi v2 and I want Ubuntu Mate on it but the app menu isn't ideal for TVs something like the Unity/ Gnome3/Pantheon menus would be more suited more the larger displays found on most TVs and since I'm going to be over eight feet from my 29 inch display a app menu that takes up about a quarter of the screen with very large icons would be much more visible then the native/default app menus in Ubuntu Mate.

So is there a way to customize the stock app menus to look like the Unity/ Gnome3/Pantheon app menu?

Or is there a way to import the app menu for Unity/ Gnome3/Pantheon into Ubuntu Mate?



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

Just use Ubuntu Gnome instead. Though I don't know if it will run on the Raspberry Pi architecture or not.


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:12 PM

Just use Ubuntu Gnome instead. Though I don't know if it will run on the Raspberry Pi architecture or not.

Thanks but that wont work with the R-Pi. Aren't there any third party app menus available for Ubuntu Mate that would at least be close to what I want?



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 11:24 AM

Not that I know of. Though if Ubuntu mate has an ARM architecture install you can just install it then install the gnome Desktop UI over that. Or in all theory you should be able to, if it works or not is entirely different.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 05:01 PM

Not that I know of. Though if Ubuntu mate has an ARM architecture install you can just install it then install the gnome Desktop UI over that. Or in all theory you should be able to, if it works or not is entirely different.

Good point I've have heard people doing this with Ubuntu Mate but never heard anyone doing it with the R-Pi version although I don't see why it wouldn't work Gnome3 is fairly lightweight enough where it shouldn't be a problem for the R-Pi v2. When I get a Raspberry Pi v2 I could always ask the RaspberryPi forum about this thanks. :)



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:20 PM

Pi V2 has some pretty good specs now. It probably wouldn't have a problem running it.
I have installed various desktop UI environments on Linux distros. Its pretty easy, you just do a apt-get install on it.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:08 PM

Pi V2 has some pretty good specs now. It probably wouldn't have a problem running it.
I have installed various desktop UI environments on Linux distros. Its pretty easy, you just do a apt-get install on it.

That's exactly what love about Linux if your not happy with the desktop UI you can always swap it for another. :dance: :thumbsup:






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