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Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips v3.0.2/3.2

Postby xircon on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:38 am

ZeroZero suggested I start this, probably because (I didn't realise - honest :oops: ) the other G3 thread is for v3.2 not v3.0.2. I have to go out in a min but your starter for 10:

Autohide taskbar:

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/autohide ... nsion.html Works for me.
back in a bit :)

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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby xircon on Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:50 pm

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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby mockturtl on Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:59 pm

  • Unhide my desktop icons:

    run
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    $ dconf-editor

    and browse to org.gnome.desktop.background.show-desktop-icons:
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby xircon on Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:11 pm

Get your buttons back with gconf-editor:
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby xircon on Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:14 pm

Press Alt when in top right menu to show power-off. That was really bugging me! Was logging off the shutting down.
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby xircon on Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:03 pm

Manually change theme:

1>. Back up the contents of /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/

2>. Find a theme you like, unpack it.

3>. Delete contents of /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/

4>. Copy the files from new theme to /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/

I recommend the Nord theme from:
http://0rax0.deviantart.com/art/GNOME-S ... -214295138
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby zerozero on Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:05 pm

just a couple:
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sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

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(it's not fully functional, but there's a lot of tweaks that can be done through the GUI)

alt+f2 r

restarts the shell: some of the changes (a new extension, a new theme ask for a shell restart, not necessary a logout)

alt+f2 lg

looking glass: it's a shell diagnose tool
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby wyrdoak on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:14 pm

Well got a start on it anyway
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Still can't use drag and drop while in root I even remembered to replace the *.so file. "cp -r" was my friend today. :lol:
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:12 am

@Wyrdoak - what is the deal with the .so file? Also how did you do the screenshots, mine either come out 1366x768 or if I use Photobucket, really tiny.

Anyone know how to turn on num-lock at boot? Minor irritation I know, but....... Grrrrrrrr :D
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:44 am

Change Default applications:

I use Google Chrome, it was missing from the default applications settings (under System Settings > System Info > Default applications).

Copy desktop file to this location:
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sudo cp /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome.desktop /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop


Edit /home/youruser/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list, add your browser :
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[Added Associations]
application/x-note=userapp-tomboy-WQ4A4V.desktop;gedit.desktop;
application/x-deb=gdebi.desktop;
x-scheme-handler/http=epiphany-newtab.desktop;midori.desktop;google-chrome.desktop;
x-scheme-handler/mailto=evolution.desktop;
text/calendar=evolution.desktop;
audio/x-vorbis+ogg=vlc.desktop;totem.desktop;
video/x-ogm+ogg=vlc.desktop;totem.desktop;
image/jpeg=eog.desktop;
x-scheme-handler/https=midori.desktop;epiphany-newtab.desktop;google-chrome.desktop;

[Default Applications]
application/x-deb=gdebi.desktop
x-scheme-handler/http=google-chrome.desktop
x-scheme-handler/mailto=evolution.desktop
text/calendar=evolution.desktop
audio/x-vorbis+ogg=vlc.desktop
video/x-ogm+ogg=vlc.desktop
image/jpeg=eog.desktop
x-scheme-handler/https=google-chrome.desktop
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby zerozero on Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:54 am

"the deal with the .so file" aka my nautilus-gksu is gone :lol: :wink:
by GeneC
GeneC wrote:
NAUTILUS
If you want to keep nautilus-gksu functionality (open as administrator in Nautilus)
(As it no longer will be in synaptic).
Make a copy of your.
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 /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/libnautilus-gksu.so

BEFORE upgrade, as it will be deleted
and put it in
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/usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-3.0/

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EDIT:

I uploaded this file, looks like more folks may need it.


“libnautilus-open-terminal.so” is here for download http://www.mediafire.com/?i3ik2gc543v5e6c
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:05 am

Yep, mine is gone :) Never really used it anyway, so no problem there.
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:09 am

@ZZ - Can we update to 3.2 or is it too complicated/dangerous?
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby zerozero on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:20 am

well, YMMV :lol: but 3.2 is (not fully yet though) in sid/experimental (they have both been stable lately, but...) :mrgreen:
what i would do:
enable sid and experimental (with a fresh backup done, just in case), pull in what i want: first an upgrade and then a dist-upgrade (but only if the output was not too fishy) and disable them again (coming back to the safety :lol: of testing) - and would do this let's say weekly.
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:22 am

Do you have the repos to hand? Or know where to get them?
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby zerozero on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:30 am

use at your risk, messing around with the sources.list, specially mixing testing, sid and experimental may break your system!!
## testing ##
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport romeo
# deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
# deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
# deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free

## sid ##
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main non-free

## experimental ##
# deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free
# deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org experimental main non-free

those are from my sid install, to do what you want you need at the same time sid and experimental enabled, and keep always packages.linuxmint on just in case :D
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:32 am

Will have a go, backing up with qt4-fsarchiver as I type.
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby wyrdoak on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:08 am

xircon wrote:@Wyrdoak - what is the deal with the .so file? Also how did you do the screenshots, mine either come out 1366x768 or if I use Photobucket, really tiny.

Anyone know how to turn on num-lock at boot? Minor irritation I know, but....... Grrrrrrrr :D


For the screenshots, I just take them into GIMP and scale them down to 30 percent before I post them. Old habit from email, my dad finally dropped dial up and went DSL this year. :lol:
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:10 am

They look really good, will try that next time I need to upload an image, cheers.
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Re: Gnome 3 (from Testing 8/11/11) Tweaks & Tips current v3.

Postby GeneC on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:28 am

xircon wrote:@ZZ - Can we update to 3.2 or is it too complicated/dangerous?


Morning Steve. :)
To add to "zerozero's" answer. I am running 3.2 on my SID install, and find it very stable. To get to 3.2 from 3.0 in SID. I 'temporarily' enabled 'experimental' and selectively upgraded the obvious gnome 3.2 packages. These pulled in the required dependencies.

What not to upgrade.

gnome-desktop3-data (Its not ready, and will remove LOTS of necessary stuff, wait on this one).

gnome-control-center (Some folks seem to run it OK, but I had some bugs, also apt-listbugs reports problems with it).

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IF you upgrade to 3.2, you need to upgrade gnome-tweak-tool, and all 3.0 extensions to 3.2. IF you stick with 3.0 dont go crazy with extensions as Gnome3.2 looks like it will come to Testing in about a month.

Autocrossers' Gnome 3 thread :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=201&t=65745 is currently talking about gnome 3.2, as you said, but there are lots of 3.0 posts, and tips early on in the thread, there is still a lot of good 3.0 info there.

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