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Old 02-17-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
gorgabal
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restart gnome3 to fallback


Hi,
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, 03:00 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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