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StartOS 6 GNOME 3 and KDE preview

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The very first edition of what is now called StartOS were based on Ubuntu, but the distribution has since dumped Ubuntu to become one that is not based on any other distribution. In other words, it is now an original or independent distribution, with its own package management system. read more...
permapage | score:9708 | -finid, July 7, 2013

5 things to do after installing Fedora 19 GNOME

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The hostname defaults to localhost. If you are logged in, you can verify that by typing hostname at a shell terminal, or clicking the Details module in System Settings, where the hostname should be listed in the Device name field. read more...
permapage | score:9290 | -finid, July 9, 2013

Install the Theme Selector Gnome Shell Extension

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Gnome 3 includes support for themes, but does not include a convenient way to select them. The Gnome Shell Theme Selector Extension by Finnbarr P. Murphy provides a simple way to change themes from the Activities screen. read more...
permapage | score:8954 | -mcasperson, June 17, 2011

Managing user accounts in GNOME 3 or Ubuntu

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And that is what this tutorial is all about. Very briefly, with screen shots to clarify, but detailed enough for a new user to get the whole picture, it describes the different user account types on a desktop using the GNOME 3 desktop environment, Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu-based distributions. read more...
permapage | score:8805 | -finid, April 6, 2012

Gnome Encfs Manager

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The Gnome Encfs Manager (or short GEncfsM) is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes featuring per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring support, a tray menu inspired by Cryptkeeper but using the AppIndicator API and lots of unique features. Whether you want to let it do things as simple as mounting a stash at startup, which is often used in conjunction with cloud-synced folders on services like Dropbox and Ubuntu one, or whether you want to let it automatically mount and unmount your stashes on removeable drives like USB-sticks, SD cards or even network-resources, GEncfsM is designed to do all the work for you. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8771 | -gg234, June 19, 2013

GNOME 3 Classic is more of a hybrid desktop

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But I found out while testing the main edition of Fedora 19 that it is far from a traditional desktop interface. That it is more like a hybrid desktop interface – a fusion of what could be considered a traditional desktop interface and the GNOME Shell. read more...
permapage | score:8761 | -finid, July 11, 2013

2 productivity-boosting extensions for GNOME 3

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The two extensions are the Taskbar (by zpydr), which displays icons of running applications on the top panel, showing thumbnails of those applications on hover, and Workspaces to Dock (by passingthru67), which transforms the workspaces of the overview mode into an intellihide dock. read more...
permapage | score:8615 | -finid, May 30, 2013

Tutorial: Install Gnome3 on Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10

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For GNOME 3, the GNOME Project has started from scratch and created a completely new, modern desktop designed for today’s users and technologies.This tutorial will explain how to install Gnome3 on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)/Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick). read more...
permapage | score:8601 | -gg234, April 12, 2011

Placing system icons on the top bar in Gnome 3

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"System Tray" icons were a great idea in Windows 95, but over the years the concept has been abused. It's not uncommon to get a new Windows PC with a dozen system tray icons, usually serving no purpose other than to advertise the existance of the application to which the icon belongs.

Linux machines are not quite as bad, but this hasn't stopped the designers of Gnome 3 from hiding these icons in a hidden bottom bar that appears only when you move the mouse to the bottom of the screen.

If you still prefer to have these icons on the screen (and lets face it, the Gnome 3 top bar is mostly empty space anyway), you can use the icon manager extension to selectively move icons from the bottom bar to the top bar. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8586 | -mcasperson, July 7, 2011

Tutorial: Enable Compiz on Fedora 16 GNOME Classic

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz on a Fedora 16 GNOME classic desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. I will use the free nouveau driver in this tutorial instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. nouveau is an accelerated Open Source driver for NVIDIA cards that comes with experimental 3D support on Fedora 16 - on my test system 3D support was working without any problems. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8578 | -falko, December 26, 2011

Gnome 3 Themes Explained

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So, you want to pimp up your Gnome 3 desktop? The good news is that Gnome 3 is incredibly customizable. The appearance of the icons, mouse pointers, window decorations and the Gnome 3 Shell itself can all be altered to suit your tastes, and web sites like Deviant Art have a huge range of themes to choose from.

The bad news is that customizing Gnome 3 is not really a point and click affair. While every element can be customized, generally these are customized separately, and it can be confusing. What I will show you is what tools you need to customize the various aspects of Gnome 3. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8407 | -mcasperson, July 19, 2011

Panel-Docklet: GNOME 3 Extension

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Consequently, I have not even bothered to install a distribution running GNOME 3 in its default state on a “production” boxen, other than for review purposes only. But while preparing a review of Mageia 2, I came across an extension that could just make me a believer and user of GNOME 3. read more...
permapage | score:8364 | -finid, May 31, 2012

ROSA Desktop R1 GNOME preview

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ROSA Desktop R1 GNOME is the edition of the R line of desktop distributions from ROSA Laboratory that uses the GNOME 3 desktop environment. The beta edition that was supposed to be a Release Candidate was made available for download earlier today. read more...
permapage | score:8311 | -finid, July 21, 2013

DesktopNova: Automatically change wallpapers on Classic Gnome Ubuntu 11.04

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DesktopNova is an application that automatically changes your desktop wallpaper after a preset period of time. It works with Gnome amd Xfce desktops. This tutorial shows how to use DesktopNova on an Ubuntu 11.04 desktop with the Classic Gnome interface. read more...
permapage | score:8294 | -falko, August 10, 2011

GNOME Tweak Tool: change/tune GNOME3

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GNOME Tweak Tool is an application for changing the advanced settings of GNOME 3 read more...
permapage | score:8228 | -gg234, October 12, 2011

KDE vs. GNOME: Admin tools

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A comparison of the configuration and administration tools and approaches used by KDE and GNOME...
By contrast, GNOME has favored a System menu of separate items. The exact contents of the System menu depends on the distribution, but usually it is divided into Personal and Administration sub-menus. This division can sometimes cause confusion, especially when similar items are in both menus, or where an item belongs is unclear. For instance, network configuration tools can be found in both sub-menus, while printer configuration could be justified as belonging in either.
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mail this link | permapage | score:8212 | -Ray, January 27, 2010

Recover that friendly desktop look on Mageia 2 GNOME 3

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From my perspective, the worst culprit is GNOME 3. And though I have often criticised the default GNOME 3 interface, with a little bit of tweaking here and there, I have been able to get it to a point where I can actually use it for my daily computing tasks. It is not perfect, but much better than the default configuration. The idea is to make it look like a standard desktop that lends itself very well to using the mouse, rather than mostly to keyboard shortcuts. read more...
permapage | score:8182 | -finid, May 31, 2012

Tutorial: Compiz Fusion on Fedora 13 GNOME (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 13 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. I will use the free nouveau driver in this tutorial instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. nouveau is an accelerated Open Source driver for NVIDIA cards that comes with experimental 3D support on Fedora 13 - on my test system 3D support was working without any problems. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8161 | -falko, August 1, 2010

Sabayon 9 KDE and GNOME preview

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Sabayon is a rolling-release distribution, so existing users do not have to reinstall to get the latest core and applications of a Sabayon release. That is one of the best features of the distribution. read more...
permapage | score:8121 | -finid, June 13, 2012

Use Webshots as Gnome 3 backgrounds

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The ability to use Flickr images as a background was a much advertised Gnome 3 feature that unfortunately just doesn't work in most distributions. But with a few simple hacks, it is possible to have your Gnome 3 desktop displaying Flickr images. read more...
permapage | score:8054 | -mcasperson, June 6, 2011
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