You don’t like GNOME 3? Do something about it!

If you don’t like GNOME 3 please do us all a favour and be quiet. Take that rage and do something useful; install KDE, use a real man’s (or woman’s) [or $nonMaleFemaleGenderIdentity] window manager like fluxbox, GNUstep, fvwm, or ratpoision, or… make GNOME 3 behave the way you want it too. Following are some easy theme changes or hacks. QUIT HATING START PARTICIPATING!!!!

GNOME 3 is ugly:

I got your ugly right here pal!

Nord is a new glassy GNOME Shell theme based on Zukitwo, created by WebUpd8 reader rAX.

nord screenshot

Download it here : http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/nord-beautiful-glassy-gnome-shell-theme.html

But I want to theme!!

Well then do it!

ThemeSelector GNOME Shell extension is a new, unofficial GNOME Shell extension that adds a new tab in the Activities overview where all the GNOME Shell themes (not GTK themes!) installed under ~/.themes show up. To change a theme, all you have to do is click it and you don’t even have to reload GNOME Shell.

themeselector screenshot

Well now get it on it! : http://www.webupd8.org/2011/04/themeselector-gnome-shell-extension-to.html

GNOME’s theme-ing is broken

Boom! solution for your MFA

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/fix-gnome-shell-to-work-with-user-theme.html

But I can’t live without the bottom bar!

POW! a bottom bar!

Bottom Panel is a new GNOME Shell extension which, as the name says, adds a bottom panel to GNOME Shell. The panel includes a window list, workspaces switcher which you can right click to set the number of workspaces and a button to display the message tray (because the tray hot corner is hidden by the panel).

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/bottom-panel-gnome2-like-panel-gnome.html

It’s pretty but I want it to act like GNOME 2!

Well then flip that switch!

The frippery extensions are intended to be used together to provide a GNOME 2-like experience.

flippery screensaver

GNOME 3: ifsaifhi, give me back gnome2!

FINE!

Project BlueBubble aims to bring Gnome 2.32 packages in a Fedora-15 compatible way, breaking the least amount of packages possible

bluebulle screenshot

Just make sure you RTFM http://k3rnel.net/2011/06/22/bluebubble-the-fine-manual/

**EDIT** I want my minimize button back
http://www.khattam.info/howto-add-minimize-maximizerestore-buttons-in-gnome-3-2011-05-26.html

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3 thoughts on “You don’t like GNOME 3? Do something about it!

  1. Amen to that.

    I recently decided to work on Gnome Panels for Gnome 3. Apparently all the devs are busy with their new toy and have neglected Panels, so I decided to bring them up to their 2.x glory.

  2. I still approve with this article.

    I read this article a second time, having completely forgotten that I’d already once. Good thing I haven’t commented yet!

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