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    Default Gnome 3 : what extensions do I need to get a G2 look?

    On 2012-01-11 17:50, Jim Henderson wrote:
    > On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:48:06 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:


    >>> They're what Mint uses to provide a more GNOME-2 like experience.

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    >> I would like a list of what is needed, for oS.

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    > I'm sure there is information on the 'net about that. I use G3 generally
    > as written and like it, so I haven't explored it. Seems like a good
    > topic for another thread so someone who knows can find it rather than
    > expecting it to be found buried deep in someone else's thread.


    So I ask on a new thread.

    What extensions do I need to get G3 look and behave like G2?

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    Default Re: Gnome 3 : what extensions do I need to get a G2 look?

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    So I ask on a new thread.

    What extensions do I need to get G3 look and behave like G2?
    A well themed and customized fallback mode can look and behave pretty much like Gnome2. Otherwise, in Gnome-shell, I would say maybe the apps-menu extension. But you won't have the submenus we already discussed (a while ago) in another thread. However all menu entries will be available ... but collapsed... until someone rewrites this extension in a way that it can display the submenus. You can have submenus in fallback mode if you write your own menu file (so do I).

    The picture show the difference between Gnome-Shell (right) and fallback (left) using the same menus. It was taken in Fedora, but my openSUSE looks and behaves the same - except for the color and background image.


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    Post Re: Gnome 3 : what extensions do I need to get a G2 look?

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    A well themed and customized fallback mode can look and behave pretty much like Gnome2.[...]
    Do not know if it were already described in the 'parent' thread but there is a small how-to/description with screen-shots if someone wants to turn on/force the 2D fallback mode for Gnome3 in System Settings > System Info > Graphics: "Forced Fallback Mode" [ON] [Logout and login again]

    Dedoimedo.com: Gnome 3 Fallback mode - Get your productivity back

    Regards Martin

    But I personally like the new menu structure and using the search via name more than the hightly branced old stucture. And I use the GnomeTweakTool and will try to customize my GNOME3 a bit more with some (more) Gnome shell extensions (preferably from the openSUSE repositories).

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    Also there seem to be test packages of Mint's GNOME fork "Cinnamon" to install and test this new old-style desktop environment on openSUSE 12.1 :
    openSUSE Lizards: Cinnamon on openSUSE December 29th, 2011 by Jigish Gohil

    Regards Martin

    But in my personal view it makes more sense just to use a light environment like LXDE parallel to GNOME3.

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    Default Re: Gnome 3 : what extensions do I need to get a G2 look?

    On 2012-01-13 20:46, pistazienfresser wrote:
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    > Also there seem to be test packages of Mint's GNOME fork "Cinnamon" to
    > install and test this new old-style desktop environment on openSUSE 12.1
    > :
    > openSUSE Lizards: 'Cinnamon on openSUSE'
    > (http://lizards.opensuse.org/2011/12/...n-on-opensuse/) December
    > 29th, 2011 by Jigish Gohil


    I think I'll wait for this one in 12.2. Sounds promising :-)

    > but in my personal view it makes more sense just to use a light
    > environment like lxde parallel to gnome3.


    I will also try that. Alternatively, I can make do with fallback.

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