Recently had to install Ubuntu 12.04 as my previous Ubuntu which I'd used for 3 years stopped working. I'm finding 12.04 extremely frustrating, I can't seem to access anything, for example now I'm trying to get to System preferences, so I can change ibus preferences.
I checked the answers which were already given on this forum for the question How do I find “system > preferences”
However, the answers that were given just tell how to find System Settings - well, that is easy, there is a tab for System Settings on this 12.04, but amazingly System Settings does not seem to have System Preferences or most of the other things one would reasonably expect to find under Settings! It only has tabs for things like Appearance, Keyboard, etc.