Good point of linux is that users can easily customize the appearance of user interface.
Below is how we can customize Xubuntu 16.04 and apply the changes system-wide.
- Add another panel
- Remove the top panel
- Add items on the bottom panel
Right click on the top panel -> Panel -> Panel Preferences
Select “Panel 1” and click plus icon. New panel will show up.
Move the new panel to the bottom, and change the Row Size and Length (100%)
(If you don’t do this, you can’t add Power Manager Plugin in the bottom panel)
Select “Panel 0” and click minus icon, then press “Remove”.
Select “Panel 1” and move to “Items tab”.
Click plus icon.
Here add the following items.
- Applications Menu (which is old menu)
- Launcher (for shortcut to LibreOffice)
- Window Buttons
- Notification Area
- Power Manager Plugin
- Indicator Plugin
Select “Applications Menu” and press property icon.
Check “Show button title” once and unchek it.
Then the button title will disappear.
Select “Launcher” and press property icon.
Press + icon.
Search “LibreOffice” and Add it.
Then you will see that launcher became a shortcut icon for LibreOffice.
Now all items in the panel is left-aligned.
“Extend the separator” will place notification area, power manager, and indicator on the right.
Select “Separator” and press property icon.
Check “Expand” and you will see the change.
Select “Display” tab and check “Lock panel” and you can’t move the panel any more.
Now you have old Menu on the bottom panel.
Now you need to type the followings from the terminal.
This will make your personal customization system-wide.
sudo cp -r .config/xfce4 /etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/ sudo cp -a .config .gconf .local /etc/skel cd /etc/skel sudo chown -R root:root .config .gconf .local
Then everything is set. When you make a new user account, this modification should be applied.