barney wrote:Hi will this also work in the Mate edition?
From someone who tried I ended up messing up my Mate installation. Rather install the Cinnamon edition and then install Gnome Shell. Much easier and seems to work quite well
It works just fine in Mate 14.1 I suspect you did not install it correctly, this is the steps i did and its working 100%.
In Terminal type the following :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-session gnome-tweak-tool
Once you get to the install options where it asks if you want to use MDM or GDM you MUST
. ( i suspect you chose MDM, i did first time and it screwed everything up, second time i chose GDM and its all working )
After its installed, log out. You will probly get some display error message that pops up, ignore this, shutdown your PC manualy from on/off switch, start PC again, now you will get correct login screen, choose gnome in sessions and all will work fine
Now you can go to gnome extensions website ( https://extensions.gnome.org
) and install the extensions. Recommended extensions to install :
Advanced Settings in UserMenu ( this will let you open Gnome Tweak Tool from usermenu, this is very handy )
BackSlide ( This is a wallpaper changer that you can customise and set to change wallpapers you choose at set times )
Bolt ( this is an AWESOME menu for Gnome, it kinda is a mix between the old gnome2 menu and gnome3 menu, this is a MUST have )
Coverflow Alt-Tab ( this makes ALT-TAB between apps look 3D, its quite cool )
Extension Shortcuts ( this adds a little icon on your top bar that has some usefull shortcuts )
Panel Settings ( this is VERY useful extension, it lets you customise your top bar, move it to bottom, autohide etc etc )
TaskBar ( this is a MUST have extension, it shows a windowslist in the top bar, basicly shows all running apps, and it adds a nice preview feature )
TopIcons ( this extension puts your normal icons like pidgin and system updates in the top bar, also a must have )
User Themes ( this extension lets you customise your window borders, icon sets, controls and so forth ( this you do in gnome tweak tools ), it also lets you install themes )
there is hundreds more extensions to choose from, the ones above are just some of the "must have" section, rest you can try as you wish. Anyway, hope this was helpful to guys wanting to try Gnome3.
One other thing, the default Gnome3 does not come with a built in Terminal, so just grab Terminal from the software manager and you will be all set
here is a little vid clip of my Gnome3 running on Mate Edition 14.1 : http://youtu.be/PG567W2OMQk
set quality to HD to get nice full effects in fullscreen.