Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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I`m trying now...
by Jason Bourne on Thu 7th Apr 2011 00:36 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

Ok, I admit I am in disbelief with GNOME Shell and Unity... Just trying now the GNOME 3 Fedora spin from their site. This surely looks like NO KDE 4 fiasco release. Actually some things got clever (The ON-OFF switch I found really clever and original). GNOME Shell is sporting a cleaner and pleasant interface. The fallback mode also got more similar to the Shell. Both black panels now, and the System menu is now gone from main panel. Nice.

I will have to see if I get used to the lack of maximizing/minimizing windows and this global Activities menu sucks big time... I am sure that A MIX between the Shell and Fallback mode is what is going to really make GNOME 3 a whole. I really don`t see a future for Activities menu - at this time, but I may change my mind after using some days....somehow moving the mouse towards the corner is more pleasant than targetting a 20px minimizing button. I start now to get the idea through this...

Comparing this to Unity, it`s miles away and this will make Ubuntu bite the dust, as I predicted. I consider now, the war between GNOME and Shuttleworth, in my humble opinion, really WON BY GNOME. What can I say...

I just can`t, FOR THE LIFE OF ME, change the UI font, which is *HORRIBLE* by the way. I can`t set the right DPI, and can`t do anything really. I looked for instructions over the internet and haven`t found one that worked. Please if someone knows how to tweak the UI font, I will be grateful. Another thing is the mouse, I usually like to change the pointer (DMZ-White, size 32), and it doesn`t have an option to do that.

If any GNOME developer hears this, please INCLUDE these settings before next distro releases...

I think I may now start stopping to bash GNOME Shell... (Well, not my fault since anything previous to this 3.0 release was broken.)

NB - I am FINALLY GLAD, Nautilus fixed the renaming bug in List View - it`s not selecting the extension for renaming anymore! Phew...

Edited 2011-04-07 00:48 UTC

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RE: I`m trying now...
by Mystilleef on Thu 7th Apr 2011 04:18 in reply to "I`m trying now..."
Mystilleef Member since:
2005-06-29

gnome-tweak-tool allows you to change fonts among other things. I think it ships with gnome 3 but I'm not sure.

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RE: I`m trying now...
by kiddo on Thu 7th Apr 2011 04:47 in reply to "I`m trying now..."
kiddo Member since:
2005-07-23

You should probably install "gnome-tweak-tool", which will allow you to change less-often used settings that were taken out of the gnome-control-center 3.0 panels.

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RE: I`m trying now...
by Finalzone on Thu 7th Apr 2011 08:51 in reply to "I`m trying now..."
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

gnome-tweak-tool provide some ability to tweak UI. It is functional though not all options are available because of early stage.

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RE: I`m trying now...
by benir0 on Thu 7th Apr 2011 13:42 in reply to "I`m trying now..."
benir0 Member since:
2006-07-26

You can use gnome-tweak-tool to do a number of modifications to the way the shell works and looks.

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