Customization of Gnome 3

I installed the following extensions:

For Gnome 2.10 :

Using gnome-tweak-tool :

  • Desktop - Have file manager handle the destop
  • Desktop - Show mounted volumes on the desktop
  • Fonts - put all fonts sizes to 10, font family is Liberation Sans (in bold for window titles)
  • Shell - Show date in clock
  • Theme - Menu have buttons
  • Theme - Window theme : use the Kello them (see below)
  • Typing - Modifiers-only input sources switcher: shift-caps

I use the following theme. To install download and uncompress in ~/.local/share/themes/.

In the lastest version of Gnome the theme above doesn’t work anymore. Add instead this css to .config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css.

With dconf-editor is set the following parameters:

/org/gnome/shell/overrides/button_layout = menu:minimize,maximize,close
/org/gnome/shell/overrides/attach_modal_dialogs = FALSE

In System settings:

  • Keyboard - Keybindings - Launchers - Custom Shortcuts - Add - Command gnome-terminal --window : ALT + CTRL + a

To set the background wallpaper find the picture in Nautilus and then right click and click on “Set as wallpaper”.

To set the primary screen, go to Settings - Displays control applet. Drag the miniature of the top black panel onto the display you want to mark as primary.

To restore the back button behaviour in Nautilus > 3.6 add the following line to ~/.config/nautilus/accels:

(gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ShellActions/Up" "BackSpace")

To disable touchpad for 0.5 sec after typing, start gnome-session-properties and then add the command syndaemon -i 0.5 -K -R.