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Old 19th February 2012, 08:00 AM
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Gnome 3.2 customizaions got reset

Hi

I did an update recently, and all my Gnome Shell Customizations have disappeared - I had edited the Gnome files a couple of weeks after the F16 install to add a shutdown button to the dropdown menu, set the size of the icons in the overlay menu, and some other things ( Its been 4 months now so I have forgotten what all I tweaked) just little things to make the Desktop more usable for me....

I even forgot which files I meddled with - It was a painful process with many resets into the single user mode to recover. Now its all gone

Anyone else seeing this behaviour ? I didn't even notice the Gnome Update in the list (my fault)... What kind of changes have been done?

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Old 19th February 2012, 08:27 AM
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Re: Gnome 3.2 customizaions got reset

The only thing that I've noticed other than some extension shutting off, is that if there is a non compatibility issue, it will be gone.
If they turn off, just turn them back on. As for the others just recheck, there may be a similar one. I had this...

This all assumes that you used the gnome shell extensions site & added the "tweaks" as outlined on this forum. (such a gnome-tweak-tool)
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Old 19th February 2012, 08:39 AM
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Re: Gnome 3.2 customizaions got reset

Hi

I did some stuff with gnome-tweak-tool, but the ones I lost are the ones I had edited manually in the gnome shell css files. I need to figure out which files and what to change again now. Things actually changed from F15 to F16 and now changed again

I hated the Windows-esque behaviour of having to Hit ALT and then shutdown. That was what I removed, I mean now had both suspend and shutdown. tweak-tool wont let u play around like that.

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Old 19th February 2012, 03:10 PM
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Re: Gnome 3.2 customizaions got reset

If you wish to have a power off entry in the menu, you can install the alternative-status-menu extension that is in the Fedora repo.

Code:
yum install gnome-shell-extension-alternative-status-menu
Here are the gnome shell extensions available in the Fedora repo:

Code:
====================== N/S Matched: gnome-shell-extension ======================
gnome-shell-extension-alternate-tab.noarch : Classic Alt+Tab behavior. Window
                                           : based instead of app based
gnome-shell-extension-alternative-status-menu.noarch : For those who want a
     ...: power off item visible at all the time
gnome-shell-extension-apps-menu.noarch : Application menu for GNOME Shell
gnome-shell-extension-auto-move-windows.noarch : Assign specific workspaces to
                                               : applications
gnome-shell-extension-calc.noarch : A simple calculator in the search overview
gnome-shell-extension-common.noarch : Files common to GNOME Shell Extensions
gnome-shell-extension-cpu-temperature.noarch : A gnome-shell extension to show
                                             : the current temperature of CPU
gnome-shell-extension-dock.noarch : Shows a dock-style task switcher permanently
gnome-shell-extension-drive-menu.noarch : Disk device manager in the system
                                        : status area
gnome-shell-extension-gpaste.noarch : GNOME Shell extension for GPaste
gnome-shell-extension-icon-manager.noarch : A gnome-shell extension to manage
                                          : icons in top bar
gnome-shell-extension-mediaplayers.noarch : A gnome-shell extension to control
                                          : mediaplayers
gnome-shell-extension-native-window-placement.noarch : Arrange windows in
     ...: overview in a more native way
gnome-shell-extension-noim.noarch : A gnome-shell extension for removing the
                                  : name and the IM status
gnome-shell-extension-noripple.noarch : A gnome-shell extension to disable hot
                                      : corner ripple effects
gnome-shell-extension-pidgin.x86_64 : The components necessary to integrate
                                    : Pidgin with GNOME Shell
gnome-shell-extension-places-menu.noarch : Places menu indicator in the system
                                         : status area
gnome-shell-extension-pomodoro.noarch : A gnome-shell extension for the pomodoro
                                      : technique
gnome-shell-extension-presentation-mode.noarch : A gnome-shell extension to
                                               : control the screen saver
gnome-shell-extension-remove-accessibility-icon.noarch : A gnome-shell
     ...: extensions for removing the accessibility icon
gnome-shell-extension-remove-bluetooth-icon.noarch : A gnome-shell extension for
                                                   : removing the bluetooth icon
gnome-shell-extension-remove-volume-icon.noarch : A gnome-shell extension for
                                                : removing the volume icon
gnome-shell-extension-righthotcorner.noarch : A gnome-shell extension for an
                                            : additional hot corner
gnome-shell-extension-sustmi-historymanager-prefix-search.noarch : Use PageUp
     ...: and PageDown to move in the log according the prefix
gnome-shell-extension-sustmi-windowoverlay-icons.noarch : Viewing the app icons
     ...: over the window in the windows overview
gnome-shell-extension-systemMonitor.noarch : Monitor your system status
gnome-shell-extension-theme-selector.noarch : Gnome shell user theme selector
gnome-shell-extension-user-theme.noarch : Lets the user select a custom theme
                                        : for the shell
gnome-shell-extension-windowsNavigator.noarch : Keyboard selection of windows
                                              : and work-spaces in overlay mode
gnome-shell-extension-workspace-indicator.noarch : Workspace Indicator
gnome-shell-extension-workspacesmenu.noarch : A gnome-shell extension for fast
                                            : switching work spaces
gnome-shell-extension-xrandr-indicator.noarch : Monitor status indicator
But yes, what happened to you is common with making changes to Gnome shell One of the only ways to do some of the things is to manually edit the gnome files. Files that will get updated if you ever update gnome again.

Not a very good way to have to configure anything.
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Old 19th February 2012, 03:26 PM
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Re: Gnome 3.2 customizaions got reset

Hi

I tried this - enabling some of the extensions crashed the Session - i mean didn't crash, but I couldnt login again. It used to fail in setting some stuff and just exit. I tried this a few times, then switched to the manual edit model.

Are these extensions working fine now? Some of the graphics related issues might have been with the Graphics chipset on the laptop - I just gave up on them. As long as the hot corner works- The killer feature for me on Fedora. I'm now unable to use Windows 7 without hitting the corner of the screen....

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Old 19th February 2012, 03:40 PM
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Re: Gnome 3.2 customizaions got reset

the alternative-status-menu plugin does work, I am using it. Some of the others may or may not work, but that one does.
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Old 19th February 2012, 08:04 PM
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Re: Gnome 3.2 customizaions got reset

Since you really don't know what you may want... (name or otherwise - so it appears to me)
Just go to this site:
https://extensions.gnome.org/

You can easily install them from there (& reinstall if needed, as well as remove). & they are marked as to whether they will work with your version or not. Plus, new one are added a times (you'll need to periodically check on that) Plus it will show you what you ALREADY have. (this MAY also indicate what you did before, manually, it did for me, at least while they were still working - so no guarantees they will when they aren't)

Also, in the Gnome-tweak-tool (aka "advanced settings" in app menu) you will find a section that list all your installed ext. & the switches I was talking about in previous posts.
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