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Old 21st April 2017, 12:58 AM
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Convince me to switch back to GNOME

I started using GNOME back when 3.8 was new (going on 4 years of using Linux), and I have used it avidly until I got hooked on KDE Plasma 5 last year. I keep thinking about some of the GNOME features I love and miss, but have troubles with what it's lacking. I want to use GNOME because of Wayland, my laptop can take advantage of the available gestures, Nextcloud integration (which is "available in KDE"), and sometimes I really find my productivity to be a lot greater when I use GNOME on my laptop.

But...here's why I don't want to use it:
*No rotating wallpapers
*The login screen has that ugly, now unchangeable distorted gray wallpaper
*Dark theme is a broken mess (This is my #1) with applications like LibreOffice and Firefox
*I love using Firefox Nightly, but the application bar keeps making vanilla Firefox icons when I launch new windows, and for some reason when I'd uninstall the repo version of Firefox, I couldn't get Nightly to work until I reinstalled it from the repos.

I'm itching to switch my laptop back to GNOME, but I need a nudge if anyone can help
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Old 21st April 2017, 03:07 AM
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Re: Convince me to switch back to GNOME

well let me try to seduce with nightly FF

I run stable FF from unpack

http://imgur.com/a/M6Nie

when I open new tabs, I "never" try to open a new window of FF.....no extra icons appear.
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Old 21st April 2017, 03:56 AM
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Re: Convince me to switch back to GNOME

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The login screen has that ugly, now unchangeable distorted gray wallpaper
I don't spend any time on this screen to care.....
rant starts.....and you look like one of those people who get excited by wanting to change grub2 background image too

but the issue appears to be a possible bug

no noise-texture.png found on my system

read gnome-classic. css file under
/usr/share/gnome-shell
section
#lockDialogGroup {
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Old 21st April 2017, 09:00 AM
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Re: Convince me to switch back to GNOME

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I don't spend any time on this screen to care.....
rant starts.....and you look like one of those people who get excited by wanting to change grub2 background image too

but the issue appears to be a possible bug

no noise-texture.png found on my system

read gnome-classic. css file under
/usr/share/gnome-shell
section
#lockDialogGroup {
You would be right about grub2 background back a year ago haha

From what I read about the login screen is they changed it to a binary and no configuration files. It used to be changeable GNOME 3.16 (and 3.18?) and earlier by simply putting your own image in there and naming it noise-texture.png. I tried a walkaround before with the new login screen but it failed. I do accept your point of you don't look at the login screen much, but I still like to customize that page!

Perhaps I will look into spinning up an image of GNOME from a flash drive...which leaves rotating wallpapers and a good dark theme. And not the global dark theme which ruins firefox/libreoffice. Suggestions? I haven't found a good one before
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Old 21st April 2017, 02:42 PM
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Re: Convince me to switch back to GNOME

most young people seem to own laptops unless they are a pure gamer.

my daily compute is tower so good dark themes are not my forte.
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Re: Convince me to switch back to GNOME

period you can use gsettings command inside your script to do fast set up for next reinstall...

unlike kde qt settings, where their settings file do not get initiated unless you touch GUI settings...

also been using mozilla central nightly for a period now, fairly stable regardless what DE you are using...
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