Something I had not noticed until Trusty is how much they've improved the dependencies for 'gnome-tweak-tool'.
In Precise it required installing all of this:
In Trusty 'gnome-tweak-tool' only installs this:The following NEW packages will be installed:
gir1.2-accountsservice-1.0 gir1.2-caribou-1.0 gir1.2-clutter-1.0
gir1.2-cogl-1.0 gir1.2-coglpango-1.0 gir1.2-folks-0.6
gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 gir1.2-gee-1.0 gir1.2-gjsdbus-1.0 gir1.2-gkbd-3.0
gir1.2-json-1.0 gir1.2-mutter-3.0 gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0
gir1.2-telepathyglib-0.12 gir1.2-telepathylogger-0.2 gir1.2-upowerglib-1.0
gir1.2-xkl-1.0 gjs gnome-contacts gnome-icon-theme-full gnome-shell
gnome-shell-common gnome-themes-standard gnome-tweak-tool libcaribou-common
libcaribou0 libclutter-1.0-0 libclutter-1.0-common libcogl-common
libcogl-pango0 libcogl9 libgjs0c libmozjs185-1.0 libmutter0 mutter-common
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So I definitely need to add 'gnome-tweak-tool' as an optional package to installInstalled the following packages:
That makes many of the general theming tweaks much easier for those who prefer using the GUI
Just installing 'gnome-panel' is the easiest and lightest way to get started:
Then optionally 'indicator-applet', 'indicator-applet-session', 'gnome-tweak-tool', or 'shiki-colors-metacity-theme' as desired.Installed the following packages:
Update notifications now show up in the "window list" applet so no tweak is needed in that regard.
With the ability to add 'gnome-tweak-tool' w/o a bunch of bloat that leaves very few "tweaks" that actually require the use of the CLI:
#1: Moving the window-management buttons back to the right:
#2: Disabling the overlay-scrollbars:Code:gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout :minimize,maximize,close
#3: Possibly disabling the Firefox and/or Thunderbird global menu add-ons???????????? I'm unsure about this. I need to play around with fresh profiles and check that out.Code:echo export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 >> ~/.xprofile
I've just been trying to document the deprecation of gconf:
It may seem anal to look backwards but users will ask silly questions and it's beneficial to have a well documented answer easily at hand
BTW once I'm satisfied that documentation of the history of the "gnome-panel + metacity" GNOME 3 session is complete enough I need to do some house-keeping on my test box so I can move ahead effectively in Trusty testing. I could really use a couple of new hard drives and some other new hardware, but dental bills and vet bills make that impossible ATM.
Last edited by kansasnoob; November 17th, 2013 at 10:10 AM.
I've been searching w/o success, is anyone aware of an upstream bug report requesting that window management buttons be movable in 'gnome-tweak-tool'?
Time to play
Many thanks again.
Since gnome-session-flashback is dependant on gnome-screensaver being installed there is no way to get a working screensaver (xscreensaver) in Saucy 13.10 or Trusty 14.04.
I came up with a little work around that leaves gnome-screensaver installed while using xscreensaver.
I entered this in a text editor and saved it as killscreensaver in my home directory.
Made it executable via sudo chmod +x /home/cavsfan/killscreensaver.PHP Code:
Then added /home/cavsfan/killscreensaver to my startup applications as well as xscreensaver.
It seems to like 60 seconds. I tried 20 and less and that didn't work. But 60 seconds will work every time.
It is mentioned here.
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