Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gnome Shell extensions made easy

My impressions still hold on Gnome 3: it is a change, but I kind of like it. I only had to tweak it a little bit to get back my blue title bars, and I'm fine. I guess Gnome 3, and specifically the Gnome Shell, is something you either love, or something you hate. There doesn't seem to be much middle ground.

If you miss the extensions and themes of Gnome 2, I thought I'd point you to where to get Gnome Shell extensions that might make you happy. We've talked about Gnome Shell extensions before, but now all those nifty extra features have been collected into a Gnome Shell extensions web site: extensions.gnome.org.

They have some neat extensions listed there. Here are a few to interest you:
  • Applications Menu: adds a menu that is very familiar to Gnome 2.
  • Connection Manager: puts an item in your top bar to quickly open an ssh (or other) connection.
  • gTile: lets you tile your windows in a particular way.
  • Window List: adds a window list in the top bar, similar to Gnome 2.

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  1. I use bmpanel2 as second taskbar to show tasks and switch between workspaces, much like gnome2. The theme for BMPanel2 is made to recreate the Zukitwo-Shell theme and here's a screenshot: http://foto.photosphere.nl/directories/screenshots/Screenshot%20at%202011-11-17%2022:12:51.png

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