I take back everything I said bad about Gnome3 and Shell

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  1. Nimbus
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    I used to bash Gnome3, quite a bit, and to be frankly honest.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    I bashed it because I was afraid of change, my themes wouldn't work, it crashed (damn you compiz for loading even when I tell you not too!), insert other dumb reason.

    Well, I copied the gtk3.0 and metacity-1 folders from the default theme (Adawaita), into all my Murrina gtk2 themes....and to my surprise......


    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    The Adawaita theme uses the same colors given to the GTK2.0 themes, and it actually looks nice. So I can now use Adawaita for all my gtk3 based apps, and Murinna for the gtk2 apps (Which most of the majority are)

    It's so nice....and everything seems to work now. Well except for the dock panel thing on the left side, either spawns too big and the icons get chopped off (It usually goes back to normal and appears proper after running something), but now that Pulseaudio doesn't break my sound and everything works with eachother, I can now safely upgrade my Gnome packages again. WOOT!

    EDIT: I fixed the issue with the app menu, had some submenus and categories that I really didn't need to show, so I disabled them from being shown, now it fits on the screen.

    Sure it isn't perfect, and sure we've had to give up a bit of functionality here and there, but that's what intuition is for, we can find ways around the shortcomings of Gnome 3

    So, I'll take it back right now. Gnome 3 does not suck! Unity, yes, unity sucks big time! Gnome3 no!

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Member Slyakin See ya suckers

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    May I has some of those screenshots?
     
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    Mes too
     
  4. Nimbus
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    Ok, before someone posts "PIX NOW OR GTFO!"

    Here you go k!

    ****ING SEHKSHEH!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    OMG SO MOE!
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    EAT ME UP...PLEASE!
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    OMG FREE PR0N!
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    GTK3 Theme: Zukitwo
    GTK2 Theme: Zukitwo
    Gnome Shell Theme: Zukitwo
    Window Decoration Theme: Adawaita
    Icon Theme: Elementary-Dark-mono
    Background: [​IMG]


    Distro: Arch Linux
    Architecture: 64-Bit

    Upper Panel: Activities Menu, Active Window, Time and Date, Sysmonitor applet, Weather plugin, Places Plugin, Media Player Plugin, Accessability applet (WTF DO I NEED THIS!?), Volume Control, Bluetooth, Session Menu (My real name is censored out.)

    Apps running in last screenshot

    Rhythmbox: Music - Touhou 09: Phantasmagoria of Flower View GST : Touhou Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years by ZUN
    Aurora Web Browser (FF6 Beta): HAI GBATEMP!
    Terminator (Terminal): BECAUSE I CAN!

    No you can't do this exactly as it is shown on Windows or Mac OSX! Linux only *****es!



    ....OH GOD...I FORGOT TO CENSOR OUT MY FIRST NAME UNDER TERMINAL! GODDAYMNIT!

    sigh...I guess you all know my first name now. Not my last, that'll be my secret forever.


    CALL ME NIMBUS THOUGH! NEVER, EVER! CALL ME BY MY REAL FIRST NAME ON THE INTERWEBZ!
     
  5. paul1991returns

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    What were you using before?
    KDE, or one of the stranger ones?
     
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    I was still using Gnome2, yeah...

    Mixed with KDE and a bit of Xfce.


    Xfce started to bore me, LXDE is weak, KDE NOMNOMNOMNOMNOMS! resources like crazy, fluxbox kept crashing, IceWM looked like crap, Enlightenment never wanted to play nice, Gnome2 was phased out of Arch Repositories, Awesome took to long to understand.

    I primarily use Openbox (****ING PWNS EVERYTHING!), and Gnome-shell/G3 is my alternative now.

    By the way, I also use gdm-legacy. More customizable, more themes, better themes.


    So, yeah, up above are teh screeniez!

    I can has critiques nowz!? I MAULZ JOO FACE WIT CLAWS IF YOU NO CRITIC!
     
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    If you're not using a tiling WM, you're doing it wrong.

    That is the single greatest benefit Linux on the desktop has over the proprietary alternatives.
     
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    That right there is.....



    HAWT


    you know cuz I wrote in large size.
     
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    You do realize that almost every addition to Gnome 3 was directly copied from OSX (and a little Win7), right?
     
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    I've installed Gnome3 on my Arch, and I can't say that I like it.

    Maybe I'll switch over to KDE.
     
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    Gnome-shell has potential, it's just that the default install of it is completely terrible. Ugly themes, no quick way to customize it out of the box, and only has the bare functions a desktop needs. The topbar is just too blank. I kinda feel like they should have released this version as beta, then implemented some of the more popular ideas, as well as making it a bit easier to customize.

    Still, when you get it how you want it, the whole thing looks and feels pretty great. For example, a quick snap of my desktop:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I have no fucking clue what any of this means.

    It still looks hot, though.
     
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    if you like gnome 3 you will love this site as it does provide you the lastes widget themes and news for both linux and gnome shell just give it a look and tell me what do you think (if you already havent added it in your favorites) [​IMG]
    also i have to admit gnome looks great but its not practical or lightweight as gnome 2 which i love [​IMG]

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