Gnome3

Configure startup applications

  • You can eithe use
gnome-session-properties
  • or
gnome-tweak-tool

Install a new theme

  • Goto www.gnome-look.org
  • Download a theme
  • Unzip it to ~/.themes
  • Install it with gnome-tweak-tool

Automatically place windows

  • Enable Auto move windows extension
  • Add new placement rule

Non blank screensaver

  • killall gnome-screensaver
  • yum install xscreensaver
  • xscreensaver-demo

Changing keyboard shortcuts

  • Applications -> System Tools -> System Settings -> Keyboard

Default shortcuts

  • Alt+F1 - Switch between overview and desktop view
  • Alt+F2 - Launch command
  • Windows key - Goto activity view (enter first keys of what to execute / search)

Reload Gnome config

  • Alt+F2 r

Install extensions

  • Goto extensions.gnome.org
  • Click on an extensions
  • Use the on/off button to install/deinstall extension

Declaring the primary monitor

  • Goto settings -> monitor
  • Use drag and drop to move the monitors around, the first is the primary

Configure desktop to be on all monitors

  • gnome-tweak-tool -> desktops

Remove window decorations

  • Assuming you use Adwaita as theme
  • Edit /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/metacity-1/metacity-theme-1.xml
  • Search for frame_geometry name=”normal”
  • Add has_title=”false”
  • Reload Gnome config

Alternative menu

  • To access the alternative menu hold the Alt key
  • This will for example allow you to hibernate instead of shutdown in the user menu

Switching back to old GNOME look and feel