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Old 03-16-2014, 11:52 AM   #1
Arty Ziff
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Adding GNOME Extensions: Web Site Problem


I'm using the GNOME desktop over CentOS v6.

When I navigate to the GNOME Extension web site (https://extensions.gnome.org), I see this error message at the top of the page:
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We cannot detect a running copy of GNOME on this system, so some parts of the interface may be disabled.
Any ideas?
 
Old 03-16-2014, 02:12 PM   #2
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Which version of GNOME are you using?

CentOS 6 includes GNOME 2. The concept of extensions only applies to GNOME 3. There is a Firefox plugin which allows installation of extensions from that website. If you're not using GNOME 3 you won't have that plugin and even if you did, there wouldn't be any point to having it.

Last edited by arizonagroovejet; 03-16-2014 at 02:12 PM. Reason: Changed 6.2 to 6. Dunno why I wrote 6.2.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 08:02 PM   #3
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If CentOS v6 comes with GNOME 2, that's what I'm using. What is the predominant view of GNOME 2 vs. GNOME 3?

My dad, a long time Unix / Linux guy hates all GNOME, and opts for some particular version of KDE.

I am not so particular in my desktop. I do much of my twiddlings in a terminal, and apps I run like Gimp or web browsers will run on GNOME or KDE of course, but I must confess, some to the GNOME widgets and other modifications look interesting.

Maybe I should "upgrade" to Gnome 3?
 
Old 03-18-2014, 03:07 AM   #4
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What is the predominant view of GNOME 2 vs. GNOME 3?
That some people hate it, some people love it, some people's feelings about it are somewhere between those two extremes.

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Maybe I should "upgrade" to Gnome 3?
No one can answer that except you. You won't be sale to get GNOME 3 with CentOS 6 without considerable effort and ending up with something that really isn't CentOS 6. If you wait a while CentOS 7 will appear which will be based on RHEL 7 which will include GNOME 3. (It'll default to Classic Mode.) If you want GNOME 3 sooner you need to switch to a different distro.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 06:38 PM   #5
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If CentOS v6 comes with GNOME 2, that's what I'm using. What is the predominant view of GNOME 2 vs. GNOME 3?

My dad, a long time Unix / Linux guy hates all GNOME, and opts for some particular version of KDE.

I am not so particular in my desktop. I do much of my twiddlings in a terminal, and apps I run like Gimp or web browsers will run on GNOME or KDE of course, but I must confess, some to the GNOME widgets and other modifications look interesting.

Maybe I should "upgrade" to Gnome 3?

Is there a specific extension that interests you? There may be an equivalent feature that your unaware of available for Gnome2, that we can help you with.

Be warned, Gnome2 and Gnome3 are nothing alike. Gnome3 doesn't follow the traditional paradigm for desktop environments, and the way you're used of doing things will have to change.
I tried it for a few months. Personally I think it looks beautiful. I dislike it's default behaviour though. I had to install a few extensions to feel a little comfortable with it. Once i had them extensions installed, i could function, but eventually i decided i liked it less than the alternatives, including Gnome2.
(One thing that particularly bothered me was that if a right click was done to bring up a context menu. If the menu didn't go far enough to extend past the screen, but it did go far enough to go beyond the boundaries of the panel, it would go below the panel and hide part of the context menu. Debian Wheezy.)
 
  


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