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So I've get the official Kubuntu 12.04 CD. I've installed it on a netbook. It have installed a netbook edition (without asking me...). So that I see

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while I would really prefer the standard plasma:

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I seem to have kubuntu-desktop package installed. How do I switch the plasma to the desktop one?

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Follow these steps:

  • Open system settings

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  • In system settings click on "Workspace Behavior"

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  • In Workspace Settings click on "Workspace" in sidebar. Select your Workspace type from drop down menu and click save to apply changes.

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Now just wait for the magic to happen!

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after that procedure the window buttons (close, minimize, maximize) are messed up. This is frustrating. – c0de Jun 6 '12 at 13:28

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