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Old 13th June 2011, 05:12 PM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by schrja View Post
<frame_geometry name="normal" title_scale="medium" rounded_top_left="4" rounded_top_right="4">
<distance name="left_width" value="3" />
<distance name="right_width" value="3" />
<distance name="bottom_height" value="5" />
<distance name="left_titlebar_edge" value="0"/>
<distance name="right_titlebar_edge" value="0"/>
<distance name="title_vertical_pad" value="6"/>
<border name="title_border" left="10" right="10" top="1" bottom="0"/>
<border name="button_border" left="0" right="0" top="0" bottom="0"/>
<aspect_ratio name="button" value="1"/>
</frame_geometry>

I still have the fat title bar and thin borders. Any ideas why nothing changes. Yes I have logged in and out many times.

John.
Try changing the title_border and button_border box sizes, for example,

Quote:

<border name="title_border" left="10" right="10" top="1" bottom="1"/>
<border name="button_border" left="0" right="0" top="1" bottom="3"/>

and see what happens.
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Old 14th June 2011, 02:54 AM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

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Originally Posted by tyctyctyc3 View Post
I believe I've tried that several times - with zero success. Will try it again. Won't be the first time I'm wrong when using Linux.

tyc
Maybe the following link will help:

http://fedorasolved.org/Members/bookwar/gnome-3-tips
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Old 15th June 2011, 11:33 PM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

Just a quick reminder guys. This Forum is about Guides & Solutions and, in particular, about the guides & solutions for Gnome 3 on this thread. Personal opinions pro or anti can be put into Fedora Focus or Wibble or Rants.
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Old 16th June 2011, 11:54 AM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

The following link gives instructions on how to add an applet to control the music player for GNOME 3. Works pretty well.

The application is called: Gnome-shell-extension-Mediasplayer

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/sound...extension.html

The default one is Banshee so change it to Rhythmbox in the preferences once you install.

---------- Post added at 04:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:09 PM ----------

Also, gsettings is quite handy in customizing gnome-shell.

Code:
gsettings list-schemas
Will return the entries you can modify. And you can use
Code:
gsettings list-recursively
to list what is under each schema.
I've used this for two things.

The first one is to restore the delete button in nautilus. Here's a pretty good howto on that:
http://www.khattam.info/howto-enable...011-06-01.html

The second shows the seconds in the clock at the top.
Code:
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.clock show-seconds true
You can also use it to show the date but you can do that using gnome-tweak-tool. In any case:
Code:
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.clock show-date true
It has a lot of other options too, just needs some exploring

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Sorry, I think the show-date and the delete key were previously mentioned.
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Old 16th June 2011, 05:18 PM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

Hi all.

Recently switched to F15 and I must say I like the new Gnome3. The only thing I really HATE so far is the Alt-Tab behaviour: thankfully the alternate-tab extension now works properly, so I'm back in business.

I have of course some questions:

1) would it be possible to have icons instead of thumbnail previews when pressing Alt-Tab?
2) would it be possible to list only apps of the current workspace when pressing Alt-Tab?
3) I have a working wine app launcher (desktop configuration file): how can I add it to the dash?
4) how can I change the icon of an app in the dash?

Thanks for reading.

Alessandro

Edit: forgot to mention
5) in F13 there was a "Recent documents" (or something like that) under "Places": where can I find its F15 equivalent?

Edit2: MY APOLOGIES: I noticed only now that the forum is marked as No Questions. Can this be moved or should I post a new thread somewhere else?

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Old 19th June 2011, 02:03 AM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

(I hope this is not redundant)

There are two ways (that I know of) to remove the accessibility icon in the top right corner of the Gnome panel:

1. Locally (per user):
(http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpost.php?p=1460585&postcount=17.
2. System-wide:
su -c "yum install gnome-shell-extension-remove-accessibility-icon"
Note the word "extension", not the plural "extensions". There are other "extension"-s that one may find useful:
yum list gnome-shell-extension-*
(or use Add/Remove Software, under "Applications", and search for gnome-shell-extension)

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Old 21st June 2011, 06:33 AM
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i found this bluetooth bug in fedora 15 GNOME 3 that troubles in bluetooth file tranfer.
u can't actually turn the visibility ON and hence none of the devices can see your system to transfer a file via bluetooth.
i just had to run these commands to sort out the problem after long "research"...
Code:
systemctl status bluetooth.service
sudo systemctl enable bluetooth.service
sudo systemctl start bluetooth.service
hope this helps.....

---------- Post added at 11:03 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:37 AM ----------

how to get rid of GNOME 3 recent items ......
when u press windows key and search for anything.......some recently used items too pop up and they may sometime really risk the privacy.....
all you have to do is just delete this file--->
.local/share/recently-used.xbel
and then restarting computer removes recent items but they are again visiible......to help you again
could have been much simpler...
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Old 21st June 2011, 04:58 PM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

Submit reply or preview post... only options I see? (Trying to cancel... apologies if posting is the only way out of this "quote" reply mode...)
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Old 21st June 2011, 05:18 PM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

Hmmm.

Ok. Try clicking on my Signature links, then under the rules and tools links, try those to learn how to operate the forums. In the meantime, I'll delete the quote from the post above.
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Old 21st June 2011, 05:21 PM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

Admins, feel free to move this. I put it here because a lot of people working on GNOME Shell extensions probably read this topic.

There is a new project called SweetTooth whose goal is to help improve GNOME3 extension infrastructure, and to try to reshape the user and developer stories.

The goals include:

Making it easy for users to find and install safe, approved extensions.
Make it easier for extension developers to build, test and distribute their extensions.
Start fleshing out a common extension API beyond what we have so far. This includes things like GSettings schemas for extensions,
a hook or common monkey-patch API, as well a support for importing from other files in the same extension.
Make it clear that extensions are third-party, and not created or supported by GNOME.

Here is the announcement email from gnome-shell-list:
Code:
As part of my work on SweetTooth[0], I'm planning on a bunch of
changes to make the user experience for installing, enabling and
disabling extensions better. Unfortunately, I'm gonna have to break
some stuff unless someone can come up with a clever hack. These
changes are not set in stone, but they're what I'm hacking on
currently, and I'd like to discuss them to make sure I'm on the right
track. Extension developers, I'm talking to you:
 
  * I want live extension enabling and disabling. The user experience
is "click a button on extensions.gnome3.org, it takes effect
immediately".
 
  * I want to make it safer and more usable for developers to import
code and assets their extension directory.
 
  * I want extensions to be smart about their dependencies. For
instance, the systemMonitor extension depends on an introspectable
GTop, which AFAIK is unreleased, and hasn't been packaged in F15. The
only clue users have that something has gone wrong is the Errors tab
in the LookingGlass.
 
Unfortunately, in order to do these things, I need your cooperation.
I'm going to break some stuff, and I'd like your involvement so that I
don't make a wrong decision which means another API break. I'd rather
break it all at once and do things right.
 
Let's tackle item 1:
 
== Enabling and Disabling ==
 
I'm going to remove the main() method, and replace it with a new system.
 
You still require one function: init(). It does everything the main()
function usually does, except it cannot change *any* Shell state. This
is here so that you can set up anything you need to, like gettext
silly shell actors. It's guaranteed to be called at most once per
shell session.
 
So, what's used to change the Shell UI? We introduce two new methods:
enable() and disable(). Here's some simple rules:
 
  * The Shell will call init(), and then enable() if your extension is
enabled when the shell starts up.
 
  * The Shell may then call disable() and enable() again during the
same session, but it should never call init() more than once, ever.
 
  * The Shell will not call disable() if your extension is disabled at startup.
 
  * Right now the Shell calls init() even for disabled extensions at
startup, but I may change that so that it calls init(), then enable()
at first enable. The simplest solution is to not rely on init() coming
at the start of the Shell session.
 
For those of you who would like something a bit more object-oriented,
you're in luck: init() can also return a state object. All that
requires is functions named "enable" and "disable" on that object, the
type doesn't matter nor do any other fields. The shell won't touch
that object except for calling 'enable()' or 'disable()' on it. If you
don't return anything (or return a false-y object), it's assumed that
enabl() and disable() are on the moduie itself. Here's a simple code
example: For lack of better terms, I'm calling these extensions
"stateful", and the module ones "stateless", even though that's a huge
lie: both have state.
 
Starting with an improved version of the stock "Hello, World!"
extension in the old system[1], we can build a new extension in one of
two ways:
 
  1. We can simply rename the main() function to init(), and move the
line of code that adds the actor to the Shell to a new enable()
method, and add a disable() method that does the reverse.[2]
 
  2. Or we can make the extension return an object that has enable()
and disable() functions.[3]
 
If you want your extension to be compatible for old versions of the
shell, thankfully, it's very easy: just write a main() that calls
init(), then enable(). For the extensions website, I may allow
so-called "legacy" extensions with a special method that restarts the
Shell, but it would break the user-experience a bit, and it's extra
code that I don't think would get used.
 
Checking out the code samples, you may notice an argument called
"helper". That's a cliff-hanger for next time, when I want to talk
about items 2 and 3. I'd like your feedback on the information I'd
provided so far, and any questions on SweetTooth, the web site, or the
modifications I'm making would be extremely appreciated.
If people have an interest in the future of GNOME Shell extensions and how they are handled, they need to get involved in this discussion.
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Old 30th June 2011, 03:34 PM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
I have wrote a small guide to change the login background (gdm) here

http://www.dnmouse.org/autoten/gnome...ackground.html
This is a much easier way here:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=265990

1. open terminal
2. #su -
3. #xhost +
4. #sudo -u gdm dbus-launch gnome-control-center
5. Click background and select your background
6. Logout and see your lovely new login background

---------- Post added at 10:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:22 AM ----------

Can we get a sticky done that summarises all these different techniques and guides - because having this stuff makes all the difference with gnome3.

Scratch that I'm a bit silly for not looking at the top link - I linked to here from another post and didn't even look at the top there where it points to where all the stickies already are :P

---------- Post added at 07:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:37 AM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by AceRoom View Post
The following link gives instructions on how to add an applet to control the music player for GNOME 3. Works pretty well.

The application is called: Gnome-shell-extension-Mediasplayer

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/sound...extension.html

The default one is Banshee so change it to Rhythmbox in the preferences once you install.

---------- Post added at 04:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:09 PM ----------

Also, gsettings is quite handy in customizing gnome-shell.

Code:
gsettings list-schemas
Will return the entries you can modify. And you can use
Code:
gsettings list-recursively
to list what is under each schema.
I've used this for two things.

The first one is to restore the delete button in nautilus. Here's a pretty good howto on that:
http://www.khattam.info/howto-enable...011-06-01.html

The second shows the seconds in the clock at the top.
Code:
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.clock show-seconds true
You can also use it to show the date but you can do that using gnome-tweak-tool. In any case:
Code:
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.clock show-date true
It has a lot of other options too, just needs some exploring

----
Sorry, I think the show-date and the delete key were previously mentioned.
There is also dconf-editor a gui that allows you browse through them all

---------- Post added at 10:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:26 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by supper View Post
Mainly the default is pretty good for me.
I also wanted two more things. I wanted another dock so I could have another place to add icons. So I am using Cairo. I thought about using tint2 but it wasn't what I needed and was to much like a Gnome 2 feel. I also wanted a weather app which comes with Cairo.

This little bit of text in particular "So I am using Cairo" - so simply put yet completely understated.

I just installed awn, tint2 and cairo - I quickly removed tint2 (light but for me as you put it - too much like gnome2), awn - quite nice, lots of features but too boxy and well I removed that just as quick.

Cairo - Freaking Fantastic - very polished, very user friendly, very sexy. It just fits with gnome3.

Thank you veeeeeeeeeery much for that tip - I have been playing with extensions and well now there's just no need.

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Old 11th July 2011, 12:06 PM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

I wrote a script to automatically maximize screen real estate in fullscreen mode on Gnome 3 in Fedora 15. It removes the title bar in full screen mode and installs an extension to auto hide the top bar.

http://xjonquilx.co.cc/2011/07/11/ma...-in-fedora-15/

Anyone who wants to test it would be appreciated. I wrote it for myself but figured someone out there may be able to use it also.
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Old 14th July 2011, 12:52 PM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

Just found this great Window List Extension
http://www.o2net.cl/gnome/windowlist.html
Some clicks dont work, but it's possible to switch trough all windows and there is no window grouping which i actually prefer (with tint2 too).
For this reason I use Tint2, but if you want to save space and place everything in one panel, then this is a very great solution.

And this firefox theme should make many people happy:
https://github.com/adwaita-firefox-team/adwaita-firefox

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Old 11th August 2011, 08:12 PM
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I LOVE Gnome3. The Shell is awesome and more powerful than EVER!! I've been trying to inset and add vlc to gnome-shell-mediasplayer extension!!!! Anyone have any suggestions or figured it out already??
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Old 27th August 2011, 12:16 AM
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Re: Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions

Hello from me! I'm new in Fedora 15! (i used ubuntu 3 months) i have a problem with weather in the clock!
when i give in the terminal:
Code:
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr
i take:
Code:
bash: ./autogen.sh: No such file or directory
what can i do?
thanks for the hepl!
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