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I want to make it look like the bottom dock of Windows 7. Is that possible? Maybe through the Terminal? I'm using Bash for the record. I'm using the Unity desktop.

See the squares Do you see the squares?

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Could you be more specific? provide a screenshot, maybe? – TreefrogInc Feb 4 '12 at 1:31
@TreefrogInc I posted a picture in the post. – jaorizabal Feb 4 '12 at 1:40
I'm currently trying to find a solution; for the meanwhile, try adjusting some settings through ccsm. – TreefrogInc Feb 4 '12 at 1:50
@TreefrogInc Did you find anything? I could not find anything on the CCSM. – jaorizabal Feb 4 '12 at 2:41
I'm pretty sure you'll have to change the source code and re-build it, as this kind of configurability isn't built in. It's probably hard-coded. – Scott Severance Feb 4 '12 at 13:46
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I may have found a solution that might work, if you wanted to make your desktop more like Windows 7 (as always, make a backup of everything, and be sure you know how to revert the changes you made, just in case):

To move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paullo612/unityshell-rotated
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unityshell-rotated libnux-1.0-0 compizconfig-settings-manager

Then enable Ubuntu Unity Plugin Rotated and disable Ubuntu Unity Plugin in ccsm.

To remove the square backlight

Next, open the new plugin, go to "experimental", and set the launcher opacity to 0. Find the backlight mode option and set it to always off.

If it still doesn't look the way you want it to, follow the rest of the instructions from here and see how that turns out.

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Thank you for finding the correct answer. You have done well. – jaorizabal Feb 5 '12 at 3:18
Thanks for the compliment. – TreefrogInc Feb 5 '12 at 3:36

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