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Hi my name is Jim Simoni. I wish there was some way to relate to the desktop to the old desk top with menus so this transition would be easier. I like the old organisation in the menu bar. I had places, applications, system and others I have forgotten. I need the list to make the transfer to the new system. Can some one tell me how to look or get a list of all the organization menue it had?

My problem though is that I can not find any setting that control the launcher. The quide says in settings appearance there should be a slider that controls the size of the icons. I can not find it. I don't know if my theme makes it invisible? Can someone help I can't find it.


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Duplicate of How to revert to GNOME Classic? – Eric Carvalho Dec 16 '12 at 1:10

If you like the old style desktop you might install the gnome-session-fallback package via Ubuntu Software Center, but beware that this package isn't the Gnome 2.x desktop, but simply a fallback of Gnome 3.x.

if you wish to customize Unity (and not only the size of launcher's icons) you might install ubuntu tweak; in this case, you have to proceed as follows:

  1. open a Terminal window and type:

    sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:tualatrix/ppa
    sudo apt-get update -y
    sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-tweak
  2. When the installation process will be ended, launch the System settings and you'll find the icon of ubuntu tweak.
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When you open the appearance settings the slider is at the bottom.enter image description here

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Thank you for the help. My appearance settings do not show the Launcher Icon Size slider. I tried the first suggested line in the terminal window. The last line of the answer is as follows: – Jim Simoni Jan 28 '13 at 0:49
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 274, in choice return seq[int(self.random() * len(seq))] # raises IndexError if seq is empty ValueError: cannot convert float NaN to integer The second line I typed in got the following response: – Jim Simoni Jan 28 '13 at 0:50
First it went and read through a hole bunch of packets and then it said Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: precise Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 6AF0E1940624A220 Basically no public key available – Jim Simoni Jan 28 '13 at 0:53
When I typed the third line I got the following answer: Need to get 983 kB of archives. After this operation, 4,010 kB of additional disk space will be used. WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! ubuntu-tweak E: There are problems and -y was used without --force-yes so I am now stuck. Also I don't know how to write three lines of code without using the enter key. Dos had an editor one could use. I don't know what Ubuntu has. Any help would be appreciated. I could not find ubuntu-tweak in the software center either even though I found an advanced settings software. – Jim Simoni Jan 28 '13 at 1:08
Please Help I would like to have a little more control of the launcher – Jim Simoni Jan 28 '13 at 1:10

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