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Re: wheezy / gnome3

On Wed, 09 Nov 2011 14:12:02 +0000, Richard wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Nov 2011 12:51:30 +0000 (UTC) Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, 09 Nov 2011 11:42:44 +0100, Lorenzo Sutton wrote:


>> > Still holding back the upgrade and quite unsure on how to proceed.
>> Resistance is futile and you will be assimilated... The upgrade came
>> along with several new packages that were pulled and also lots of
>> updates ;-(
> Just maybe the maintainers might just tweak it a bit, its a pain not
> being able right click on a menu item to add it to either the desktop or
> panel. It ignores the settings for auto login.

Well, I have finally managed to leave gnome-shell at a mostly usable 
stage for my netbook.

Wow... it took me an hour: installed gnome-tweak-tools and did some basic 
customizations for the environment (restore gnome desktop and min/max 
buttons, adjusted the font face/size for applications...) and finally the 
last big step, manually edited "/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-
shell.css" (hint: before modifying this file it is recommended to make a 
copy of the original one, because any error in this CSS will render gnome-
shell unable to load, although fallback mode is still able to start).

After editing the CSS file, to apply the changes, Alt+F2 (to run a 
command) and type "r", this will reload the shell.

After that, I made a copy of the modified CSS file just in case an update 
destroys my working hour and finally now I feel *much much much* 
better :-)

I still have to make some adjustments, such as removing that blurry 
shadow that is projected around every window, remove a second shadow 
which is visible for the text label of the desktop icons and remove the 
accessibility icon from the top bar.

In the end not that bad as it seemed but heck, until there is a tool to 
properly manage these settings from a more suitable place, it's very 
annoying to manually customize the UI.

A couple of snapshots with the result:





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