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 […]