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Old 01-16-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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Question Conky/Gnome(3.2.1) Questions


Im running a fresh install of linux mint 12 ,64bit with gnome 3.2.1

The first question is, how can I edit the toolbars on the top and bottom of the screen ? In gnome 2 (I think), all that was needed, was for the user to right click onto the toolbar, and you could add a widget, or a shortcut, or a button, or a menu ... whatever. That option seems to be missing from gnome 3.2.1. Maybe I cant find it ?



The second question refers to me trying my hand at conky. My laptop has a screen resolution of 1280x800.

http://i.imgur.com/dSnw3.png

What I understand, is with conky, you can theme it, by scripting it ? In any case, im trying to use this theme :

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=129001
which should look like this :
http://gnome-look.org/CONTENT/content-pre1/129001-1.png

(after installing conky with the software center) Im told to open the theme folder, and run install.sh, which seems to proceed sucessfully. However, when going to terminal, and running conky, all I get is :
Code:
$ conky
Conky: desktop window (1000023) is subwindow of root window (ad)
Conky: window type - normal
Conky: drawing to created window (0x2e00001)
Conky: drawing to double buffer
and nothing appears on the screen.
Is there anything simmilar I can use ? Transmission isnt important to me, I just want the side panel looking thing.

Finally, this is a long shot, but does anybody know how to change the location bar in nautilus 3.2.1 from buttons to text ?
 
Old 01-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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First question, no, Gnome 3 is far less customisable than Gnome 2, so unless you can find a Gnome Shell Extension to do exactly what you want, or want to write one yourself, you can't add or remove anything on the top panel, or change the panel itself.

Second, by default conky starts with the ~/.conkyrc configuration file, it could be that this is missing or that this theme of yours requires you to specify a separate .conkyrc (perhaps among the files you downloaded), or you may need to install something else. lua, maybe, it's very popular for conky scripting. There's also a useful tool called conky_colors to generate .conkyrc files similar to the one shown in your pictures.

Third, the location bar can be changed, although I can't remember how to do it permanently. I believe Ctrl-L will do it for the moment, though.
 
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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First question, no, Gnome 3 is far less customisable than Gnome 2, so unless you can find a Gnome Shell Extension to do exactly what you want, or want to write one yourself, you can't add or remove anything on the top panel, or change the panel itself.

Second, by default conky starts with the ~/.conkyrc configuration file, it could be that this is missing or that this theme of yours requires you to specify a separate .conkyrc (perhaps among the files you downloaded), or you may need to install something else. lua, maybe, it's very popular for conky scripting. There's also a useful tool called conky_colors to generate .conkyrc files similar to the one shown in your pictures.

Third, the location bar can be changed, although I can't remember how to do it permanently. I believe Ctrl-L will do it for the moment, though.

Could you point me to more conky guides ? Something a linux newbie would understand ? Everything I've encountered assumes I know how to put what scripts in what locations.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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Sorry, I'm no expert.
 
  


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