Newbie just parralled Ubunta alongside XP. Looking favourable but a few question

Hello folks,

As the title says, I’ve literaly just installed Ubunta 11 to run alongside Windows XP as suggested on there own site.

Looking pretty good so far, a bit of a learning curve as I find my way around but impressed up to now.

I do have a couple of questions though.

  1. Is there any way that I can get the menu bar down the left hand side of the screen to stay out of sight until I touch the edge of the screen with the mouse pointer? It does this automatically whenever a window is opened to full screen, I’d just like it to behave that way all the time. Fussy I know but I hate clutter.

  2. I have try’d to install DreamWeaver MX onto it but no joy, is it a known compatabillity problem? Is there a linux friendly (but still easy to use) alternative out there?

  3. I haven’t try’d yet but whilst I’m here, will the Adobe programs still work? Or any of the other mainstream internet programs like flash player?

Finally, really impressed at how easy the printer was to install. I switched it on, Linux saw it straight away and within about 8 seconds it was identified and ready to go! Though the ink levels monitor is inactive.

So far so good. :slight_smile:


Hi, and welcome to the forum.

  1. Yes… see here:
    How to Hide the Top Bar and Side Panel in Ubuntu - Make Tech Easier

  2. Windows applications (as a whole) won’t run on Linux… well some will under WINE (think of WINE as an emulator, even though it stands for Wine Is Not an Emulator), but you’re normally better off looking for Linux alternatives.
    see here:
    Linux.UK - Articles, News and Events for all things Linux

  3. Flashplayer definitely works… see here:


Thanks very much for the speedy reply, I shall go and have a look at those links.

Much like most of us with photoshop, I hardly even touch the tip of the iceberg with the features that I actualy use on Dream Weaver so there must be a free simpler Linux based soloution out there.

Thanks very much. :smiley:

Yup… for a basic WYSIWYG web authoring package… probably Kompozer:

Available for installation in your package manager(s)… Synaptic, or the Ubuntu Software Centre.

Thanks again for the help, I made a start through that little lot and have already banished the menu bar from site.

I would carry onthrough the list but I have been banished upstairs to the bedroom as the wife is hosting an Anne Summers party! And on my birthday of all days! I had originaly assumed that this was my birthday present but it was not to be. And I don’t even have a webcam!

You could always go “old school” (or was that “play skool” ?)… a mirror on a pole :wink:

It is your birthday after all… go on, give yourself a present.

I was thinking of tying the old camcorder to the belts from the dressing gowns and lowering it down out of the bedroom window to the living room window directly below just to see what kind of reaction it produced. ;D

Heh… probably this one… ello, ello, ello, what’s going on ere then C:-) C:-)


Hmm… I’ve just been looking at what the WINE application database says about running Dreamweaver MX in WINE… and the news is good if it’s MX 6.x

See here:

It’s currently listed as “Platinum”, so it may run quite well in WINE… worth a try if you’re used to it.

I’ve seen Dreamweaver CS4 run in WINE, but couldn’t comment on how well… but that’s only listed as “Gold”, so MX 6.x should be better.