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Old 11-04-2012, 01:24 AM   #1
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Unhappy I feel lonely


...As if I'm the only person in the world who *really* likes GNOME 3.

Recently I upgraded from GNOME 3.4 to 3.6 in Arch Linux. It boots real fast with systemd.

Positive changes:
- GDM
- Lock Screen

Don't care/non-relevant changes:
- New activities menu
- New user menu

Negative changes:
- Nautilus
- When I insert an USB drive a notification appears... but the only option is to 'Open with Disk Usage Analyser' (baobab) instead of 'Open with Files' (nautilus). This is the thing that made me mad. Isn't it OBVIOUS that one would want to open the file manager when plugging in a pendrive or something?! If there's a way to tweak/modify this, please share your knowledge.

So, if you're talking to a volleyball named Wilson in an isolated island too, PLEASE cheer me up. I fell embarrassed when I say: 'My name is Luis and I like GNOME 3' like if I were an alcoholic!

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Old 11-04-2012, 02:01 AM   #2
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...As if I'm the only person in the world who *really* likes GNOME 3.
You are not alone. I like Gnome 3 to.
 
Old 11-04-2012, 05:01 AM   #3
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http://imgur.com/gallery/S8fQi
 
Old 11-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #4
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When your at nerd your never alone. We are like the unseen collective party of the world. There is nothing wrong with GNOME although that is a good question about the prompt. Maybe the developer was really tired or forgot to add in the option.
 
Old 11-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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There is nothing wrong with GNOME although that is a good question about the prompt. Maybe the developer was really tired or forgot to add in the option.
Yes I think so. When I first experienced GNOME 3 it was on a Fedora 16 box and it sucked not because of GNOME itself, but because the frequent kernel updates kept ruining my superblocks somehow. Then later I tried Fedora 17 and it was wonderful. With a gnome-tweak-tool and like, three extensions - Shell theme, Brightness Control and GPaste Clipboard Manager - it was perfect. I crawled my way around launching and changing applications fasten than KDE, especially after I read this to enter this 'alien' world. I like it because it's different from a Windows or Mac box. BUT... the splitting of libraries and header fed me up. So I looked around distro that doesn't do this dreadful thing and I found Arch Linux with GNOME 3.4. Now after the upgrade that GNOME 3.6 requires systemd (and Arch has adopted it as its stardard init system) and I had a rough time doing the transition. After all work done, the one and only thing that really bothers me is that freaking USB drive prompt - it makes absolutely no sense. I have researched the interwebs about it and nobody has complained and/or offered a patch or tweak or so. So must I make contact to GNOME Shell's developers directly, don't I? How do I do that?
 
Old 11-05-2012, 09:13 AM   #6
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I like Gnome 3, too!

You are not alone.
 
Old 11-05-2012, 05:01 PM   #7
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Hope this is useful to you. It seems to describe several packages you can add onto gnome. I noticed it mentioned a removable device manager. Also, it mentions a tool for tweaking the shell. Let me know if this helps http://motorscript.com/customizing-gnome-shell/
 
Old 11-05-2012, 06:25 PM   #8
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I like Gnome 3, too!
You are not alone.
I don't think I liked it very much when it first appeared (Fedora 15?), but thought I should persevere for a while at least before I threw in the towel.
As I have become more familiar with it, I have decided it isn't so bad after all...I quite like it.
Now when I check out new distros that don't use Gnome3, I'm finding them less satisfying.


Cheers,
Terry
 
Old 11-06-2012, 06:30 AM   #9
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I don't think I liked it very much when it first appeared (Fedora 15?), but thought I should persevere for a while at least before I threw in the towel.
As I have become more familiar with it, I have decided it isn't so bad after all...I quite like it.
Now when I check out new distros that don't use Gnome3, I'm finding them less satisfying.


Cheers,
Terry
Yes, Gnome 3 was a mess when it first came out. But they never claimed otherwise saying it was still a work in progress. I like the concept and am glad they have continued with it. It has come a long way I am really enjoying the progress.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #10
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Yes, Gnome 3 was a mess when it first came out. But they never claimed otherwise saying it was still a work in progress. I like the concept and am glad they have continued with it. It has come a long way I am really enjoying the progress.
Me too, but now 3.6 came with this unpleasant surprise of offering baobab instead of nautilus when plugging in an USB drive. So far one person besides me has complained about it on the Arch Linux forums... could this be an Arch issue?
 
Old 11-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #11
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+1 for liking Gnome 3. I hadn't touched Gnome in several years. In fact the past year and a half or so I've been pretty happy with xmonad only. A month or so ago I was considering using xmonad under Gnome just to get some better desktop app integration. I'm getting pretty lazy as I get older. Anyway after using it for a day or so, I was loving having an proper DE with excellent keyboard control, so I'm still using it and haven't had the need or desire to load xmonad into it at all.


* And yes this is being posted from Windows. Only because I'm at work and haven't yet reloaded my work lappy with Linux. Although, that will be very soon or else I'm going to end up snapping and tossing this piece of junk across the office.
 
Old 11-08-2012, 04:36 PM   #12
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Former GNOME 2 user. I like GNOME 3 somewhat -especially its look & feel-, but I am too dependent on the taskbar (which GNOME 3 lacks of), so I switched to KDE.

KDE on the other hand is a great desktop too and has great apps but for some reason I still prefer GNOME's L&F, so I'm like divided (though been using KDE since the GNOME 3 release). Maybe I should give GNOME 3 a serious try and install some 3rd party dock to see if I get used to it.
 
Old 11-09-2012, 09:17 AM   #13
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@odiseo77 If a taskbar is all you want, as in "shows running apps and can minimize and restore" then go grab the Frippery bottom panel extension. It'll give you a Gnome 2 style bottom panel with taskbar and window switcher all set up. I don't use it personally but I have looked at it and it's pretty okay.

I hear ya on the KDE look. I never could get used to it myself. GTK has always looked far cleaner and more professional to me.
 
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:41 AM   #14
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I love Gnome 3 too!
I am still running Gnome 2 on 1 computer (netbook) but slowly switching over to Gnome 3 on my other computers.

I like Unity too, I guess I'm a weirdo around here.
 
Old 11-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #15
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@odiseo77 If a taskbar is all you want, as in "shows running apps and can minimize and restore" then go grab the Frippery bottom panel extension. It'll give you a Gnome 2 style bottom panel with taskbar and window switcher all set up. I don't use it personally but I have looked at it and it's pretty okay.

I hear ya on the KDE look. I never could get used to it myself. GTK has always looked far cleaner and more professional to me.
Thanks for the suggestion; will give it a try next time I play with GNOME. (Had tried a similar extension before, but it turned the top panel into a taskbar, and I prefer it to be at the bottom).
 
  


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