zerozero wrote:there's a set of extensions to give you exactly that http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/get-clas ... these.html
these extensions were developed for Guadalinex (a spanish distro) but they can of course be used in any gnome-shell interface;
linuxviolin wrote:Hmm, I'm sorry but for me these extensions don't give a desktop equal to the classic GNOME 2 desktop... It's just *maybe* a little savor, and still, or like Canada Dry: something that resembles to but something which is not really that... The fallback-mode sucks as well and also is not the same animal. Oh and we want a desktop with sane defaults, not a desktop where you need extensions and some hours of customization to have *perhaps* something about usable... Just forget GNOME 3.
craig10x wrote:Not possible...Gnome2 will no longer be supported...
craig10x wrote:Yup...i have a 17.3" screen on my toshiba laptop and it is my "desktop replacement" computer....so maximizing screen space is important to me....it would be even more critical if i had a 15" screen like many do on laptops..
HardyH wrote:Drop Gnome3/Unity as DE completely, make LXDE the default Desktop in 'Standard' Mint 12, so Lubuntu would be a good base for Mint 12. If people want Gnome 3 or Unity they can install it from the software packages. Not including Gnome 3 out of the box would be a hint towards the Gnome devs as well as to Ubuntu that their shiny unuseable toy DEs are not a good idea. Just look at Ubuntu Studio, they also have dropped Gnome as standard DE, cause Gnome 3 does not match their targetted users, so they switched from Gnome to XFCE. Maybe the Gnome/Canonical devs wake up when they see that one of the most popular linux distros does not include their new shiny tablet Shells out of the box.
R&D started on Gnome 3. Although the new desktop is extremely different than what we’re aiming for, it looks extremely promising from a technical point of view and easy to modify and improve upon. We’re planning to do some R&D on Gnome 2 as well in order to assess the work involved in maintaining it within Linux Mint. Of course, all you probably want to know is whether Mint 12 will come with Gnome 3, Gnome 2 or something else.. and I’m afraid you’ll need to wait a little more before we can tell you for sure. At this stage it might go either way, or it’s possible we might support both versions of Gnome going forward. We’re aware of what the community wants, we’ve got a precise idea of what we want to achieve, and based on the technicalities, and confidence we have in these two technologies, not only now, but for the future, we’ll take our time and make the right decision.
craig10x wrote:And for myself, actually, i was never too fond of what is called the "classic gnome2 desktop layout" with 2 panels and with the applications menu fanning out from the top...the first thing i did (when running actual Ubuntu) was to delete the bottom panel, move the top panel to the bottom and change the menu to something like say, the gnomenu which is so much more like the "linux mint' style menu)...i was ALWAYS more comfortable with that...and that was one of the initial things that attracted me to Linux Mint...Which has a customized version of "classic gnome2 desktop"...
I also like the way KDE does it, with just one panel on bottom and the default "kick off menu".....
AlbertP wrote:I have used 'stock' Gnome 2 in the past and after getting used to it, it wasn't too bad. Though I agree that two taskbars on one screen is just a waste of space. Maximized windows aren't 1280x776 (800 minus 24px for 1 panel) but 1280x752.
I'm having one program that only just fits within my screen size (though the vertical scrollbar is still there due to black bars at the top and bottom).
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