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Based on the comment on a question on, I started wondering if it's possible to show a progress bar with no text during an installation.

That could be used to provide a user-friendly installation for computer illiterate for which a few lines can be very confusing.

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I found something interesting. You can decide what to show and what to not show in some UI property files. At last, I have found the path. Is in usr/share/ubiquity/gtk/. You just have to set some parameters in the screen you want to use. For example I needed to deactivate labels so i have set all GtkLabels in visible=False.

Hope this information helps others! Kind regards.

PS: This "no text" mode should exists in ubuntu in some place. Maybe an improvement to next versions. Bye

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I have found a way to quit the ubiquity-slideshow and show only the progress bar in the GTK installation window, but I still cannot quit the text over the progress bar. I was looking at the python files but still cannot find the one who render that text. Anyone here knows where is it? thanks in advance.

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How did you do that? By editing the python files or by passing a configuration parameter? – Lekensteyn Jun 12 '11 at 19:56
that was easy, just modifying the templates at ubiquity-slideshow folder. Is just html. But modify the python files is different cause I cannot find the view or the file which render the progress bar. Do you know where is it? or how to pass configuration parameters? – RDAM Jun 12 '11 at 20:46

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