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How can I change panel to kde panel.
« on: December 07, 2018, 02:44:43 pm »
I don't like xfce panel and it's menu.

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Re: How can I change panel to kde panel.
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 11:13:16 pm »
You might want to try a different Ubuntu based OS, the panel and menu are part of Peppermint.
Maybe Neon or Kubuntu? Note that I have not used any of those myself, so can't tell anything about them.
I believe your best option is to have a look at distrowatch for KDE based OS's.
Obviously, if you are skilled enough is always possible to change components of a DE, but you would be on your own. Chances are high you would break a lot of stuff and in the end it wouldn't be Peppermint anymore.
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« Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 01:11:23 am by pin »

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Re: How can I change panel to kde panel.
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 08:16:29 am »
I don't like xfce panel and it's menu.

Xfce is very versatile and can be customized to your liking. It's very easy to change to an LXDE style application menu. If you are after a windows style experience then you may want to look at a different distribution.

I have never really understood the fascination of making Linux look like Windows, or a Mac for that matter.

I cannot recommend a KDE distro to you as I don't like any of them, very buggy and temperamental.

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Re: How can I change panel to kde panel.
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 10:50:08 am »
I don't like xfce panel and it's menu.

Xfce is very versatile and can be customized to your liking. It's very easy to change to an LXDE style application menu. If you are after a windows style experience then you may want to look at a different distribution.

I have never really understood the fascination of making Linux look like Windows, or a Mac for that matter.

I cannot recommend a KDE distro to you as I don't like any of them, very buggy and temperamental.

Mint Cinnamon edition is closest I've seen to anything resembling Windows 7.  Although I've never understood some of Ubuntu's software decisions, perhaps Ubuntu's new GNOME 18.04 edition is a good interface for a newbie to use right out of the gate.  I say that because the sidebar is about as simple a panel as you're going to fine.  But, yeah, it's tough to beat the Xfce panel and Whisker menu once you get the knack of customizing it.

Look at all the different ways you can customize Xfce.  The links below are just few example of Xfce's panel versatility.  It's versatility is quite impressive.

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,1167.msg68118.html#msg68118

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https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,1167.msg75481.html#msg75481

or

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,1167.msg71828.html#msg71828

or

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,1167.msg77706.html#msg77706

or

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,1167.msg68139.html#msg68139
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