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Re: Greetings and a preliminary comment about Gnome Remix


Dconf settings > org > gnome > shell >  overrides > button-layout for
adjusting button positions.

On 13 November 2012 00:59, chris hermansen <clhermansen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Tim and list:
> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 6:22 PM, Tim <darkxst@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 10/11/12 13:05, chris hermansen wrote:
>> Hello everyone;
> ...
>> First, between the TweakTool and gconf and dconf it is not really obvious
>> (as far as I can tell) which tool should be used, but as far as I am able to
>> determine, gconf may not apply to Gnome 3 at all (judging by the values for
>> some of the settings I have changed elsewhere not appearing in gconf); and
>> dconf may or may not have effect on Gnome 3; for instance, I can't seem to
>> use it to move the window buttons to the left hand side of the title bar,
>> despite various comments that indicate that should be possible.
>> For gnome-shell, gnome-tweak-tool, dconf-editor and gsettings are the
>> programs to use. There are some settings in gnome fallback mode that rely on
>> the old gconf settings, however fallback is going to be dropped for 3.8
> Thanks for that advice.  I will delete gconf.  Here is an example of what
> doesn't work in either TweakTool nor dconf.
> TweakTool offers "Arrangement of buttons on the titlebar" and the choices
> are
> - close only
> - maximize and close
> - minimize and close
> - all
> However the positioning is only to the right of the window.  Looking in
> dconf, there is
> org>desktop>wm>preferences>button-layout
> but as nearly as I can tell, changing this has no effect.  Maybe this is
> only read by metacity?
>> Second, the only way I found to make some of the customizations I wanted
>> was to edit various configuration files in /usr/share... I would be happy to
>> share more info on that if anyone is interested, including diffs and the
>> rationale behind them.
>> Some settings such as gdm greeter  need to be set using schema override
>> files, however nearly all other user settings should be available using the
>> 3 above mentioned tools.
> Here are some things which I have only been able to change by editing
> configuration files:
> - turning of a11y in the top bar
> - changing the font and its size in the top bar (too big, and I prefer
> ubuntu to cantarell)
> - reducing the size of the application icons in "Show Applications"
> - making the title bar go away when the window is maximized
>> Third, I disagree with the idea of leaving out Ubuntu One.  Yes I can
>> switch to DropBox, but all I am looking for is a better desktop experience;
>> why should I have to change my cloud storage provider to do that?
>> I eventually got Ubuntu One going but it was not completely
>> straightforward, and the control panel hung up during the process.
>> The U1 installer is there, and it *should* be a relatively straight
>> forward process, if you had issues then its bugs in the installer/U1 and
>> would be best to report bugs on launchpad.
> I had to install ubuntuone-control-panel-qt.  I was expecting to see a -gtk
> version but there is not apparently such a thing.
> I may have also had to install ubuntuone-client-gnome (at least according to
> my shell history I tried that)...
> The problem I had is not repeatable in the classic sense and therefore I am
> not sure about filing a bug.  Basicially what happened was that after I
> logged in, control did not return to the ubuntuone control panel.  I exited
> it using the (X) and restarted it, at which time it appeared to be working,
> and sync was happening.
> --
> Chris Hermansen
> C'est ma façon de parler.
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