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#51 2011-03-27 14:01:52

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

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A: Because it obfuscates the reading.
Q: Why is top posting so bad?

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#52 2011-03-28 00:47:36

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop


Cthulhu Fhtagn!

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#53 2011-04-09 09:50:44

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

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A: Because it obfuscates the reading.
Q: Why is top posting so bad?

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#54 2011-04-09 11:40:39

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

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People reckon I'm too patronising (That means I treat them as if they're stupid).

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#55 2011-04-09 13:57:38

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

Clean:

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#56 2011-04-11 08:42:28

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

I feel like my Gnome is so boring compared to some of the flashy ones around here. I'm really amazed by what fellow archers are capable of!

Idle:
tODdybQ

Dirty:
tODdybg

Most of my fun is with Compiz, with the scales, animations and actions when my mouse reaches certain corners of the screen. I've been thinking of adding conky for something nice to look at, but I never minimize anything and just use the scale add-on to cycle through open windows, so I don't think I'd ever see it other than when I just log in. Sometimes I think the Gnome dev-team only looked at my desktop when they were making Gnome3. I'm flattered, but it seems my style isn't really the most popular sad

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#57 2011-04-28 08:27:07

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

Hey uh8myzen, how do you get that interesting effect where the window meshes with the panel when maximized? Is there something I can install, or is that custom???

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#58 2011-04-28 08:28:55

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

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#59 2011-04-28 18:56:46

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

amadar wrote:

Hey uh8myzen, how do you get that interesting effect where the window meshes with the panel when maximized? Is there something I can install, or is that custom???

Looks like he's just using AWN or some kind of dock up there.


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#60 2011-04-28 19:50:21

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

Crunch wrote:
amadar wrote:

Hey uh8myzen, how do you get that interesting effect where the window meshes with the panel when maximized? Is there something I can install, or is that custom???

Looks like he's just using AWN or some kind of dock up there.

It's AWN with Lucido style. You can install it through the AUR (need the bzr package)


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#61 2011-05-01 00:26:29

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

Mines pretty plain but I like it minimal looking

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#62 2011-05-03 08:43:33

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

Yes indeed, yours is basically just plain 'ol Gnome 3 but with orange background. So much work done to show off the standard design. hehe tongue

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#63 2011-05-03 12:43:25

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Yea it's plain gnome 3 but I think the gray scalish color scheme goes well with bright background. I probably just have odd taste lol

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#64 2011-05-03 16:57:27

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

are there any more shell desktops?
I just switched from ubuntu to arch with gnome shell because I couldn't stand unity, now I'm looking for some nice themes & setups

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#65 2011-05-03 22:37:09

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As long as you like it, more power to ya sudokill. wink

Hey hachel, welcome to Arch! Just out of curiosity, why don't you like Unity and what do you like about Gnome 3 better than Unity, just to get an idea?

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#66 2011-05-04 14:22:54

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

amadar wrote:

As long as you like it, more power to ya sudokill. wink

Hey hachel, welcome to Arch! Just out of curiosity, why don't you like Unity and what do you like about Gnome 3 better than Unity, just to get an idea?

thanks,
well, after installing Unity it seemed my desktop had shrunk to half its size. And the global menu didn't work for me because I keep most of my windows unmaximized and I want to access their respective menus with just one click even while there is another window on top of it.
Also I like how the shell dash shows me a preview of all open windows as opposed to unity, where it shows me an overview of installed and recently used apps.

There were some other points, but I forgot all about them while exploring arch smile

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#67 2011-05-04 18:26:11

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

Yeah, Gnome 3 is pretty awesome. People are complaining about it more than they should. If you google around on how to tweak Gnome 3, you'll find some cool stuff. I'm sure soon enough Gnome 3 will have applet and/or widget functionality for people complaining on that topic. Gnome 3 is actually built to be easy to modify. It's much more flexible than Gnome 2 I believe. It just so happens that it was released with the bare minimum of the new features they were focusing on... The community will come up with some interesting additions. One such interesting addition is the gnome-tweak-tool They forgot to mention in the description that it can also add the desktop (the home, computer, and trash icons, and whatever other files you have), for those people who were missing the desktop. It can also add that favorites bar to the desktop while you're not in dash mode, and it allows you to minimize and unminimize windows without opening the dash. Have you noticed that pop-out notification area at the bottom? I'm sure people will find useful uses for that too... Overall, i think it's an improvement from Gnome 2 (unlike the many complaints i've heard)... Shoot, I bet people will even come up with some useful things for fallback mode!

EDIT: Not to mention all the other 3rd party apps that still work on the desktop like conky, docky, awn, etc!

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#68 2011-05-04 23:46:44

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

amadar wrote:

Hey uh8myzen, how do you get that interesting effect where the window meshes with the panel when maximized? Is there something I can install, or is that custom???

Hey, sorry I didn't reply sooner... had a crazy month.

Not that it matters now, others have answered, but to confirm, yes... just AWN  from AUR with the Lucido theme... pretty simple really as its one of the default themes in the AWN package.

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#69 2011-05-05 00:31:01

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

Thanks for the reply anyways! I had installed the one from the official repos, but i guess that doesn't include Lucido. But I guess it doesn't really matter now since we're gunna be moving onto Gnome 3... Unless the AWN dock won't hide behind the Gnome panel like it does in Gnome 2, but instead be below it.

By the way, what metacity theme is that so that it play nicely with AWN?

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#70 2011-05-05 01:12:27

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

Gnome3 Desktop - without Gnome-Shell

this dark theme is the Atolm-gkt3 theme, which i am using in Gnome3. If you like dark themes, it's really nice on the eyes. Dark, yet earthy. there happens to be a GTK2 version, that matches quite nicely.

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the first shot shows that i am not running gnome-panel at all, and am instead using Cairo-dock's application menu, to access apps not present in my top-to-bottom dock.  I also have embedded the clock-widget into my nautilus-desktop. by moving the dock to the left-hand side and removing gnome-panel i have maximized desktop real-estate!  you will also notice the custom-icon for gnome-system-monitor - Arch baby! lol.

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My gnome3 desktop is using Compiz 0.9.4 for it's compositor. in my second picture, you can see the scale plugin managing all desktops/applications and showing their relative position, according to the workspace each application is on, all without having to leave the desktop! (try to do that in Gnome-Shell). Compiz hotkeys have been mapped tightly to the gesture recognition software - easystroke.  Any plugin, application is only a gesture away smile   everyone should own a wacom tablet.

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My third screenshot shows Cairo-dock managing multiple instances of applicaitons, in this case nautilus.  if an instance of an app is on another screen, all that is required is running my pointer over the dock unto which ever instance of a given application (which has the nice 3d-spinning icon) and clicking on it - which will automatically which you to the right desktop.

All in all, not bad.... just a few more tweaks/kinks to work out of the gnome3 desktop, and i am a happy man.

jordan

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#71 2011-05-05 01:30:20

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

@triplesquarednine
Screenshot #1: You mentioned you had a clock widget on your nautilus desktop, but I don't see it. Where is it?... Can you disable the gnome panel without uninstalling it?... And how do you enable the nautilus desktop? Did you use gnome-tweak-tool? Or can you change some [d/g]conf settings?

Screenshot #2: Or a touchscreen. wink So compiz works nicely with Gnome 3 eh (unlike the fuss about it not working with Gnome 3 i've been hearing). I'm guessing you can't use both Gnome Shell and Compiz, but one or the other is fine it seems.

Screenshot #3: Nice, but I like Docky better. tongue

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#72 2011-05-05 01:36:59

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

amadar wrote:

@triplesquarednine
Screenshot #1: You mentioned you had a clock widget on your nautilus desktop, but I don't see it. Where is it?... Can you disable the gnome panel without uninstalling it?... And how do you enable the nautilus desktop? Did you use gnome-tweak-tool? Or can you change some [d/g]conf settings?

Screenshot #2: Or a touchscreen. wink So compiz works nicely with Gnome 3 eh (unlike the fuss about it not working with Gnome 3 i've been hearing). I'm guessing you can't use both Gnome Shell and Compiz, but one or the other is fine it seems.

Screenshot #3: Nice, but I like Docky better. tongue

sorry, look at screenshot 3 - in the 1st shot the clock is hidden by my app-menu.

I didn't remove gnome-panel - just put a setting into dconf-editor/gsettings that will cause it to not load. there are 2 settings in dconf/gsettings for gnome-panel -> layout  - I've removed both the Object ids, and top-level ids.  I need a more elegant solution, but for now this works for me. it just slows down laoding the desktop slightly.  As i am not used to gsettings yet, i haven't figured out a better solution. it's a bit of an ugly hack (for now) but it works.

as for nautilus desktop - look in either system-settings for gnome3 or gnome-tweak-tool - one of the 2 have that setting.

Compiz works perfectly fine with Gnome3 - you just have to use fallback mode.  Mutter and Compiz do the same job, so to speak, so ya, you can only use 1 compositor. (compiz is still much faster, and mutter leads to huge performanace loss in some applications).

jordan

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#73 2011-05-05 18:19:10

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

Using GNOME 3

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#74 2011-05-06 14:05:18

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

amadar wrote:

Thanks for the reply anyways! I had installed the one from the official repos, but i guess that doesn't include Lucido. But I guess it doesn't really matter now since we're gunna be moving onto Gnome 3... Unless the AWN dock won't hide behind the Gnome panel like it does in Gnome 2, but instead be below it.

By the way, what metacity theme is that so that it play nicely with AWN?

I'm playing with Gnome 3 right now... I like it, but I feel a little strange learning how to do everything in a different way...

I didn't think I'd like it on a bigger screen.  Its awesome on my laptop, but I'm actually liking it on a bigger screen, but as I say, its a lot to get used to after doing things my own way for so long, to learn a new way is hard. 

Oh well, good for the soul I guess.

Anyway, the metacity was Zuki Dark.  Was always one of my favourite themes, especially the metacity.

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#75 2011-05-07 03:08:36

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Re: Share your Gnome desktop

@triplesquarednine Does your nautilus desktop start automatically? Or do you have to start nautilus for the desktop to appear?

@uh8myzen Cool, thanks for the info... By the way, You can probably get back most of your Gnome 2 functionality using the way that triplesquarednine did (see his post above). You can disable the gnome panel, that way you can place AWN at the top of your screen like you were doing in Gnome 2, and still use/try the Gnome 3 shell (the dashboard, or whatever you'd like to call it). It's be exactly as you were in Gnome 2 except you'll have the additional Gnome Shell dashboard (that is if AWN still runs in Gnome 3). Or you can use Compiz in fallback mode. I imagine it allow you to have the exact same setup as you did before! Oh, and check out the gnome-tweak-tool for Gnome 3.

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