[SOLVED] Help - I hate the new gnome and want the old one backČ
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Help - I hate the new gnome and want the old one backČ
Just did a system upgrade - big mistake.
Gnome is ugly. Gow to I restore it? All the icons are gone, for example. No trashcan, no folders, I'm lost, and not happy...
Please help! Tnx
I just want the classic Gnome back, I dont have a desktop, not right-click...help???
EDIT it is ugly!!!!!
EDIT 2 - I cannot right-click on the desktop...
EDIT 3 : (after a good night's sleep and some looking around the fora) it seems Gnome3 still has some wrinkles for Arch, so of course I was wetting myself...sorry for the panic attack, this "control freak" (me, that is) will have to learn to chill...closing this thread...but maybe still looking for an other desktop...dunnow...
EDIT 4 : Solved : I installed XFCE, never looked back, never will, I love it
Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 08-13-2011 at 01:46 AM.
People are always scared of new things. Everytime something minor changes on facebook a thousand petitions start up and then within a few motnhs people forgot all about it, and are enjoying the benefits. Just give gnome3 time and be open minded. It's good. You don't need all that other stuff, and it's very quick to get going and much faster to use.
I would suggest checking some reviews of it and see if what you have does match up. It certainly is a lot different, so hard to know if what you have in front of you is correct or not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsp602kN-RI
I'm utterly convinced the engine to be gorgeous and stable. A beutifull thing, but I'm lost, that's all. If I could restore the previous experience and keep the engine, I'd be glad. Otherwise I'll just have to get used to this...
Gnome 3 is not as different from Gnome 2 as you think it is! I have great news for you:
If you hate the default unusable Gnome 3 desktop (known as Gnome Shell) with the icons on the left and 3D effects, then remove gnome-shell. Do it this way in Arch:
pacman -R gnome-shell (wait to do this if you need desktop icons or right-click on desktop features)
Logout and log back in and it's gone.
Next, if you need to move panels, add or remove applets from the panels, hold down alt+right arrow and then right click the panel and you will immediately see all of the Gnome 2 missing features are there afterall.
If you need to right-click on the desktop or put icons on it, do this (before uninstalling gnome-shell):
pacman -S gnome-tweak-tool
From here, in gnome-shell, run gnome-tweak-tool and set it to allow file manager to manage desktop, enable desktop icons, change fonts, and whatever else you want to do in there. After this, then you can remove gnome-shell.
Note, any time you want to use gnome-tweak-tool, you are REQUIRED to install gnome-shell and log into it - or else the tweak tool won't work.