Re: Gnome 3 from experimental - how do you change wallpaper
On 18/05/11 14:50, Jon Dowland wrote:
On 18/05/11 12:35, Alan Chandler wrote:
Thanks, I found gsettings now. It looks like I haven't yet got much of
gnome3 installed - what is this common display applet? - the new
gnome-shell doesn't seem to give me any options to access applets?
(I guess this message was off-list? Either way I'm missing it)
I only realised after the exchange that I was off list.
It seems I have some dependancy problems that are preventing an upgrade
for this package. Haven't quite figured out what yet, but it seems that
ssmtp seems to be broken as a result of the upgrade.
have you upgraded gnome-control-center? It's under "Background" in there,
and it can be invoked via "System settings" on the drop-down menu from the
I haven't time to track it down right now, but will look at it later
After about a day of using gnome 3, I realise that each action is a
fraction harder than it used to be - and there are some little niggling
For instance, when I switch workspace, I would have hoped that it opened
right back at full screen mode, where as it opens at minimise mode -
requiring another action to get at full screen.
Also - in my previous mode, my favorite application icons (firefox,
thunderbird, gedit, terminal and file browser, and to a less extent as
not used as frequently - mythtv) were accessable via a single click as
they occupied a small slot in the top panel - now I first have to
miminise the windows (my moving the mouse to the top left corner) before
being able to select from my favorites.
I am also finding that I accidently minimise quite frequently. I miss
the back button on the browser, or I just sometimes knock the mouse with
my arm whilst working on my other computer (laptop) side by side.
I am reminded of a document I wrote in 2005 as a thought experiment in
what the desktop should become
I had intended following up with more thoughts and maybe an
implementation, but life has been too busy with other things to take it
forward. I think we are starting to see some elements of these thoughts
in new approaches to the old metaphore and that is why I would like to
give them a try and see what really works.