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    Gnome-Shell Buggy

    I have Ubuntu 13.04. I tried installing gnome shell without any of the added programs (sudo apt-get install gnome-shell), but it's really buggy so i ended up removing it. When you first logged in to gnome shell the top desktop icon would only be partially visable because half of it stuck under the top bar. When I opened any application it would correct itself. But when the activites is open the desktop icons still show up too and it's really annoying as it gets in the way. I would like to have gnome shell but not if there isn't a way to fix these (there were other annoying bugs but those two are the worst).

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    Re: Gnome-Shell Buggy

    Also I have tried upgrading to gnome shell 3.8 (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/g...r-ubuntu-gnome) but after adding the repository and updating (even before installing), my wallpaper went white and I couldn't change it so I had to reinstall Ubuntu. What is this from and how do I prevent it if I want gnome 3.8??? I don't care for 3.6

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    Re: Gnome-Shell Buggy

    What do I do?

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    Re: Gnome-Shell Buggy

    From a clean 13.04 Ubuntu install, just
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-tweak-tool
    Don't install ubuntu-gnome-desktop or the staging ppa as described in that article. Reboot and log into gnome shell. Run tweak took and disable "have file manager manage the desktop". You should get your desktop background back then.

    You don't really want icons and stuff on your desktop anyhow, as I argued from here.

    Actually I suspect you may even be able to use the file manager for the desktop if you install ubuntu-gnome-desktop but I have not tried it because I don't want the file manager, and also I much prefer the default Ubuntu Ambiance theme and font etc for gnome shell in preference to the standard gnome theme and fonts.

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    Re: Gnome-Shell Buggy

    Ignore my second comment about wanting gnome shell 3.8. I'm fine with 3.6. But what if I wanted desktop icons? They still all show up in activities.

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    Re: Gnome-Shell Buggy

    What I do is to copy the desktop configuration file from /usr/share/applications to /home/../desktop. Seems to work.

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