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Old 02-17-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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restart gnome3 to fallback

I downloaded the steam for Linux client. And I seem to have a small problem with gnome.

gnome3 is pretty resource-hungry, so I want to switch to the fallback mode when I want to play a video game. Now the only way to do this seems to log out first. But that closes all mine active applications.

Is there a way to switch from gnome3 to fallbackmode while keeping your running applications running?

Thx in advance!
Old 02-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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Unfortantely, this is no elegant way to do it, but unless someone comes up with an answer (gnome-session-fallback lacks the --replace option shell and WMs have).

You'll need a terminal window open.

Press Alt-F2, you get the run dialog. Type metacity and press Enter.

In the terminal window, type gnome-panel and press Enter.


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