Gnome doesn’t inform you when there are updates for your extensions. Here’s how to get notified of updates for your Gnome Shell extensions.
While GNOME Shell is minimal, it is not intuitive and easy to use. Let’s check out some Gnome extensions that make the desktop easier to use.
Do you love Gnome Shell but hate the way it looks? The Internet is chock full of better looking themes to choose from. Here are 10 of the best Gnome Shell themes.
Ubuntu recently made the jump to GNOME, but the default still looks a lot like Unity. If you’d like the vanilla GNOME experience, follow this guide.
Gnome shell comes with some useful keyboard shortcuts. Here are some useful and lesser-known Gnome Shell keyboard shortcuts you should use to improve your productivity.
One of the hottest events in October is the release of Ubuntu 17.10 with Gnome desktop. Here’s what you can expect to find in this Ubuntu 17.10 release.
Gnome Shell has an option to disable the touchpad, but you can bring it further to get it to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected. Find out how here.
Ubuntu may be dropping Unity in favor of GNOME, but that doesn’t mean you need to go without your favorite desktop. Make GNOME look and feel like Unity!
Both Windows and macOS have added PiP mode to their OS. If you are using Gnome Shell, here’s how you can enable picture-in-picture mode in Gnome Shell.
MyCroft Assistant is an open source ‘smart AI’ platform like Google Now, Amazon Echo, and Microsoft Cortana. Here’s how to install MyCroft on Linux and Gnome Shell.
New releases of Ubuntu no longer contain the latest version of Gnome 3. For fan of both Ubuntu and Gnome, you can get the latest version of Gnome on Ubuntu with this method.
Firefox doesn’t integrate well in Gnome Shell desktop theme. Here are some ways you can use to make it looks like it truly belongs on the Gnome 3 desktop.
Need a lightweight alternative to Unity desktop in Ubuntu? You can install Gnome Classic Shell and use it in your old laptop.
One of the good things about the Unity desktop is the appindicator feature that provides quick access to key parts of your application. For those who are using Ubuntu, but have replaced the Unity desktop with Gnome Shell, one of the frustration is that the appindicator does not work in Gnome Shell. Luckily, with a simple extension, you can now get those appindicator icons to work in Gnome Shell.
A stated goal of the GNOME project is to make finding and accessing our files easier than ever before. In this article, you will find a hands-on look at the current state of searching for data on the GNOME 3.6 desktop.
I may not be a fan of the Unity desktop, but the Quicklist feature is something that I find it really useful. It might only be applicable to the Unity desktop, but with a little tweak, you can get your favorite quicklist to work in Gnome Shell too. Here’s how it works. The Quicklists Gnome […]
Gnome 3.4 was released several days ago. This update brings a plenty of improvements to the user experience, including many bug fixes and small enhancements. Most of the applications have also gone through a redesign and have become more Gnome3-ish. Best of all, this release also brings an improvement to its performance and is now […]
Gnome 2 has been a favorite of many Linux users. The simple, yet fully customizable interface is what won the hearts of many users, and it is not surprising that when the Gnome team releases Gnome 3 which is more resource intensive and radically different from Gnome 2, many users protested. Many developers started to […]
In our review of Linux Mint 12, we were impressed with the implementation of the Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE) and how it make the user-interface easy to use again. Now, if you are using Ubuntu and you don’t want to go through the hassle of installing Linux Mint from scratch, here’s how you can […]
We have covered plenty of Gnome Shell tips here in Make Tech Easier, but we also know that those are not enough to satisfy all of you. So here you are, more Gnome shell tips and tricks for you. Install Gnome Tweak Tool Before we begin, it is best that you have Gnome Tweak Tool […]
In Ubuntu Oneiric, the default desktop session is the Unity Desktop (or Unity 2D depend on your hardware capabilities). If you have set the computer to auto-login to your desktop whenever you boot up, it will always login to the Unity desktop, even though you have installed Gnome-shell or classic Gnome. It doesn’t matter which […]
If you have used Gnome Shell in Ubuntu Oneiric, one of the things you might realize is that the “Alt + F2” shortcut keys to open the Run prompt is no longer working. In fact, the “Alt + F2” shortcut keys was disabled for unknown reason. After the “Can’t disable login sound” issue, this is […]
It used to be very easy to install custom themes in Gnome 2, but if you have upgraded to Gnome Shell, particularly in Ubuntu Oneiric, you will find that there are not much customization options available for you. While Gnome Shell supports theming, there doesn’t seem to be an option for you to switch to […]