[clug] GNOME 3 in trouble according to El reg. True or a beat up?

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Mon Nov 5 04:12:10 MST 2012

On 05/11/12 21:58, Andrew Janke wrote:
>> I have until recently stayed back in the Gnome 2.xx era to avoid Gnome 3
>> (and Unity) but have recently moved to Mint with Cinnamon Desktop
> +1  Although in my case I have persevered with Unity for about a year
> now and think I finally have bent my brain into using it. I still pine
> for "the good old days" from time to time.
> I have progressively whittled the amount of "de-Unityification" I do
> with a new install to this:
> # remove global menu. (I'm an old fart used to his ways)
> apt-get remove appmenu-*
> apt-get remove firefox-globalmenu indicator-appmenu thunderbird-globalmenu
> # fix window button positions and focus
> gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type=string
> menu:minimize,maximize,close
> gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/focus_mode --type=string sloppy
> gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/action_double_click_titlebar
> --type=string toggle_shade
> gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/auto_raise --type=bool false
> So in my case I'd be sad to see gnome die but not write home to tell
> mum. If GTK+ died I probably would write home. From my days of writing
> GTK+ apps (long ago), I always shied well away from using libgnome, it
> just seemed "icky".
> a

Hey, thanks Andrew - this "recipe" is GOLD - saves me a bunch of false
starts on my Internet searches for similar solution! Got any good refs
to recommend?

Many thanks,

Bob Edwards.

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