When I installed openSUSE with the GNOME DE, I found it absolutely different from other distro’s GNOME. Really didn’t like it and spent some time looking up for a way to change the main menu. I succeeded :). One thing that I find not so cool for me are all those items in the main menu, but editing it is no big deal.
So, what are your thoughts of the default GNOME for openSUSE?
i kinda like the default gnome main-menu. it is different. and it takes a bit of getting used to, but it is not as boring as the Applications | Places | System one. yes, a bit user-unfriendly at times, but refreshingly different. i am sure a lot of thought went into choosing the main menu as default for opensuse…and for good reason.
one of them i think, is the fact that the desktop search tool “beagle” works from the menu itself. i use the search tool all the time. it is really handy. with the normal custom-menu, that feature is not there.
I like to keep only one panel on my desktop. and many applets mean much space is taken. i mean if one has the menu + window list + workspace switch + system tray (with further applets), a lot of space is used up. i like it clean and simple.
Agree on space usage. I keep 2 panels on my desktop because I can put on different places different applets, like on left bottom the show desktop, right bottom workspaces, and on top the gnome menu with clock and systray, and do not put more than 3 application applets on them.
On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:56:01 +0000, RicardoVarasSantana wrote:
> I keep 2 panels on my desktop because I can put
> on different places different applets, like on left bottom the show
> desktop, right bottom workspaces, and on top the gnome menu with clock
> and systray, and do not put more than 3 application applets on them.
I use the top and bottom for my two panels. Top is for app launching,
bottom is for status (GNOME system monitor, the window list, and the
workspace switcher). The top is also where the clock, weather applets,
volume control, and battery monitor applet are.