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    Default Gnome3 configuration

    Just installed Gnome3 and wondered if anyone knows how to make the sidebar smaller. It's huge at the moment

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    When I last tried Gnome3 there was no way to manually change the side bar which I think is called the dash. If you add more apps to it though it scales and will shrink it's width. So the only way I know how to change the size is to add more apps to it.

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    I've heard there is something called gnome-tweaks which is supposed to provide some customization like making the Dash auto-hide. I don't know if it changes this, nor whether it is available for openSUSE at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdinon View Post
    When I last tried Gnome3 there was no way to manually change the side bar which I think is called the dash. If you add more apps to it though it scales and will shrink it's width. So the only way I know how to change the size is to add more apps to it.
    Ok that's worth knowing but seems there's a fair way to go before this is really useable

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonbite View Post
    I've heard there is something called gnome-tweaks which is supposed to provide some customization like making the Dash auto-hide. I don't know if it changes this, nor whether it is available for openSUSE at this point.
    Yep installed that but it's pretty basic at the moment

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    You can go and manually configure the gnome-shell.css (make a backup copy first!!) file to customize, there is gnome-tweak-tool and gnome-shell-extensions. I'm currently working on this to get it acceptable for Factory and general release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You can go and manually configure the gnome-shell.css (make a backup copy first!!) file to customize, there is gnome-tweak-tool and gnome-shell-extensions. I'm currently working on this to get it acceptable for Factory and general release.
    Where is the gnome-shell.css file? And is there documentation on what it uses/looks for?
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    If you've added a theme it would be in ~/.themes/<theme_name>/gnome-shell for the system it's down in /usr/share/gnome-shell

    Using gsettings can configure some items as well.

    Customizing the GNOME 3 Shell
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    Talk about trial and error. well I edited the gnome-shell.css file and managed to reduce the size of the icons, but haven't found a way to reduce the side bar size yet

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    OK some hours on, I still haven't found a way to configure screensavers. However, if you open alacarte from the terminal and then drag and drop some menu items into system settings - yast2 for example, they appear in the applications menu. Still haven't found a way to configure themes though.

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