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    Default Re: Gnome-Shell Extensions, Themes & Tweaks

    Am 21.11.2011 05:16, schrieb HotShotDJ:
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    > martin_helm;2407409 Wrote:
    >> This is very interesting, may I ask you to consider posting some
    >> screenshots of the final look and feel of your gnome 3/msge with the
    >> icons you applied?

    > My pleasure:
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    > [image:
    > https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-U...SUSE_Menu.png]
    >
    > Here is the icon I settled on... [image:
    > http://sunq.jp/style/wp-content/uplo...ad_simple.png]
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    >

    Thanks, that menu looks great. I have to try that on my 12.1 machine.
    And also thanks for your detailed description.

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    Default Re: Gnome-Shell Extensions, Themes & Tweaks

    sorry for being ignorance here

    how do we create shortcut into the desktop, since there are no launcher there? thanks
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    By default, the desktop doesn't have icons/launchers on it. However, you can enable desktop icons by launching the gnome-tweak-tool (Advanced Settings), click on "Desktop" and then turn on "Have file manager handle the desktop" along with any of the default icons listed that you want. Then you can put launchers or files on the desktop to your heart's content.

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    Thanks for the quick reply, in actual case I am just downloaded Frostwire in tar.gz, successfully installed it and running from it's default folder in /home. I am thinking to make it easier and going to make a shortcut into the desktop, in other forum (ubuntu) some says just right click onto and run the launcher to create the symlink, but there are none in openSUSE except the option of create new folder and create new document.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerw00t View Post
    in other forum (ubuntu) some says just right click onto and run the launcher to create the symlink, but there are none in openSUSE except the option of create new folder and create new document.
    To create a launcher, you need to create a new document on your desktop. Name it something like "frostwire.desktop" (the .desktop is the important part!). Now edit the document so it looks something like this:
    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Version=1.0
    Name=Frostwire
    Comment=A GNUTella P2P Client
    Type=Application
    Exec=/home/user_name/bin/frostwire
    Icon=frostwire.png
    Terminal=false
    Categories=Internet
    StartupNotify=true
    Name[en_US]=FrostWire
    Be sure that you change the "Exec=" line to the correct path to the executable. Also, be sure to place the icon file in the .icons directory in your home directory and be sure to change the "Icon=" line to the correct file name (you won't need the full path if the icon is in your .icons directory).

    Rather than putting this file on your desktop, consider placing it in .local/share/applications -- then it will appear in the proper location in your menu (under Internet) and you can add it to your favorites dock as you would any other application. This way, you don't clutter up your desktop and cover up what I'm sure is a perfectly lovely desktop background wallpaper!

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    Well done, HotShotDJ, for starting this thread! This kind of information should have been in the release notes, as it is we're struggling to catch up with what Fedora, and now Ubuntu, users have found out for themselves over the last few months. A good start is to install the package gnome-shell-extensions which calls in a lot of these desktop tweaks - logout/in required for this, not just shell restart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotShotDJ View Post
    Hi, sunscape!

    Thank you for the information and link to the Linux Mint extension set. They are quite lovely. I was not able to replicate the problems you described. I installed them per the README file included in the MGSE download and everything, including the menu, worked as expected with no modifications with the exception of the MGSE-noa11y extension when the places indicator extension included in OpenSUSE is enabled. Of course, a proper Icon for the Menu would be nice and I'll look into that this afternoon. Could you provide more detail about the problems you ran into? Perhaps I simply didn't test something and missed the problem somehow.

    For anybody interested in trying the MSGE extensions, this worked for me:

    Go to the link kindly provided by sunscape and download the archive by clicking the "zip" icon near the top-left of the page. Go to the folder that you downloaded the file to and then right-click on the file and choose "extract here" and then navigate to the newly created directory. Right-click in the folder and "open in terminal." To install:
    Code:
    sudo ./test
    Then restart Gnome-Shell (alt+F2 and type r then press enter). Open the gnome tweak tool (Advanced Settings -- thank you, mikewillis) and start playing.

    Whenever I install and test new extensions, I usually disable the ones that I have currently enabled so that I don't run into incompatibilities between extension sets. Later, I enable my old extensions one at a time to see what will work together and what won't.
    I'm not sure why but using 'sudo ./test' to install the extensions does so with drwx------ rather than drwxr-xr-x for each folder in /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions

    So, I disabled all extensions other than themes and changed menu@linuxmint.com to match the permission of the other extension folders (drwxr-xr-x). Otherwise the menu extension does not appear in gnome-tweak-tool. Enabling the menu extension after restarting gnome-shell doesn't do anything and it turns itself off. I have no idea why...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunscape View Post
    I'm not sure why but using 'sudo ./test' to install the extensions does so with drwx------ rather than drwxr-xr-x for each folder in /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions

    So, I disabled all extensions other than themes and changed menu@linuxmint.com to match the permission of the other extension folders (drwxr-xr-x). Otherwise the menu extension does not appear in gnome-tweak-tool. Enabling the menu extension after restarting gnome-shell doesn't do anything and it turns itself off. I have no idea why...
    How curious! I noticed that the archive that I downloaded from the link you provided did have some recent modifications. I'm wondering if you may be working from an older version of the the extensions?

    I would start first by manually removing the *@linuxmint.com folders from /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions and restarting gnome-shell. Then download a fresh archive and install the extensions using sudo ./test (as an aside -- I've found that mc is a great file manager for working as root from the command line interface: zypper in mc)

    It just doesn't seem right that the person who first clued me in to the Linux Mint extensions is having trouble with the very feature that I'm enjoying on my system at this very moment. We MUST make this right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubyTuesday View Post
    Well done, HotShotDJ, for starting this thread! This kind of information should have been in the release notes, as it is we're struggling to catch up with what Fedora, and now Ubuntu, users have found out for themselves over the last few months. A good start is to install the package gnome-shell-extensions which calls in a lot of these desktop tweaks - logout/in required for this, not just shell restart.
    Thank you for the kind words and for pointing out a glaring omission in my original post. Yes, of course the very first thing one should do is install the gnome-shell-extensions from the openSUSE repositories. (One stupid complaint of mine regarding the extensions provided in the repository -- what is the gajim extension doing there when gajim isn't provided? I'm sure these kinds of "nit-picky" things will be worked out over time.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotShotDJ
    RubyTuesday;2407588 Wrote:
    > Well done, HotShotDJ, for starting this thread! This kind of
    > information should have been in the release notes, as it is we're
    > struggling to catch up with what Fedora, and now Ubuntu, users have
    > found out for themselves over the last few months. A good start is to
    > install the package gnome-shell-extensions which calls in a lot of
    > these desktop tweaks - logout/in required for this, not just shell
    > restart.Thank you for the kind words and for pointing out a glaring
    > omission in

    my original post. Yes, of course the very first thing one should do is
    install the gnome-shell-extensions from the openSUSE repositories. (One
    stupid complaint of mine regarding the extensions provided in the
    repository -- what is the gajim extension doing there when gajim isn't
    provided? I'm sure these kinds of "nit-picky" things will be worked out
    over time.)
    Hi
    One of the issues with extensions is the move to extensions.gnome.org
    (along the same lines as firefox add-ins) coming online. Word is this
    should be earlier December. Hopefully a lot of the extension developers
    will move their extensions there and there will be no need to
    download/install (The main reason I haven't packaged any).

    The infrastructure is in place as well as sweetooth built into the
    shell, so it's just a waiting game.
    https://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/SweetTooth

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