Now you've got your preferred background, you'll notice the AA1's search panel no longer looks correct. The easiest thing to do is remove it. Go back to the terminal window and type:
sudo mousepad /usr/share/search-bar/start-search_bar.sh
You'll get an 11-line bit of code that tells the AA1 where to place the search bar depending on the screen resolution. Just add a
# to the start of every line, and when the script is activated at start-up, the bar won't be placed.
Editing start-search_bar.sh in nano
Alternatively, you may want to experiment with those
--y= values after the
acer-search-desktop command to put the search bar in a different part of the screen.
The files the AA1 desktop control app uses are hidden from the File Manager, so they have to be initially accessed through the terminal. In fact, since they need to be owned by the system's über-use, root, it's best to use terminal and its
sudo command - which makes your commands appear is if they were entered by root - throughout.
The key configuration file is group-app.xml, and it's stored in the
/home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/ folder. So, in terminal, type:
sudo mousepad group-app.xml
The main screen panel 'groups' in group-app.xml
Acer's programmers didn't leave
group-app.xml as tidy as they might, so we recommend separating out the various sections with blank lines to make them easier to find and focus on in future.
The important bits are in the various
<group>...</group> tags. The first four deal with the four panels you see on the main desktop. The next four list what icons each of these contain.
I would like to know:
1. How to replace Firefox 2 with Firefox 3 easily without having to partially deinstall 2, install 3, partially reinstall 2.
2. How to get Thunderbird to show the number of unread emails under the icon as the crappy inbuilt email reader does. Replacing the email client with Thunderbird was a model of simplicity, but the email icon always shows 0 unread.
Great series of articles though. I learn something new with each one.
1 Solution Install Ubuntee Eee From Pen Drive
Dont bother with this config rubbish...
Ubuntu Eee will work with Acer Aspire One. Thats what I did, it installed all drivers automatically and runs like a dream. All the info you need is here:
And can be installed from pen drive easily. Once installed you can also add any software package easily at the click of a button, VLC, Skype, Azureus etc...
Good idea - and I tried it, without success. Acer's code appears to put in a solid black titlebar and a solid grey icon panel if it's asked to place a graphic it doesn't 'know' about.
what, just like window$?
Must there always be four icon panels and are they fixed in place by the OS?
If the answer to both is "yes". then could one take "slices" of the background graphic in an image-editing program, save the parts that would normally be hidden by the panels and use them as the panel graphics?
Inelegant, I know, but it would at least give the impression of the icons floating over the BG. (Hey... I'm not a coder; I'm just the Graphics Geek!)