On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 10:13:12AM -0700, Michael Knepher wrote:
No official configuration tools will be forthcoming for some time (if
all). With a little tinkering, however, it is possible to change the
for a good overview. You can also install gnome-tweak-tool and
gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme and change the entire theme. A good
source for alternative themes is
Gnome-tweak-tool will also allow you to change the icon theme.
Most indications are that there is a good chance that the way things
work internally may change in 3.2, so developers are warning that
extensions that work now may not work with 3.2. Whether they plan to
stabilize things and at least make gnome-shell more friendly for
customization (if not officially supporting it) remains to be seen.
Thanks for the information. I will try a 'little/lot' of tinkering.
Sort of like in my blackbox/fluxbox days again.
Though I don't feel happy about it at all. The developers are (and
have been) doing great work (the overall concept of gnome 3 is
innovative and promising) but are'nt they getting just a tiny bit
too authoritative and dictatorial: opensource should be about
freedom and choice. And the choice should not only be 'you can still
choose another window manager'.
Gnome 2.3 had quite a lot of choice. For example when they added a
second panel (do they have laptops with 5:4 format screens?) you
could remove it, hide it, or put the panels at the sides.
(I removed it).
For hiding app icons, the alacarte menu editor should still work
It does (sort of).