Filed in: Tutorials.GNOME3Tweaks · Modified on : Fri, 03 Feb 12
Having switched to GNOME 3 via Linux Mint 12 lately, there are a few things I do to GNOME 3 routinely to make it fit me better. I'm collecting them here.
A lot of these tweaks are just gsettings items that aren't exposed in the UI anywhere. I show how to modify them with the CLI program
gsettings, but it can also be done through
dconf-editor from the
dconf replace the XML-based
gconf, for no good reason other than to move away from XML, AFAICT.
My primary mouse at work doesn't have a middle mouse button, and I need it for Firefox (new tab, open in tab, close tab, ...). From http://who-t.blogspot.com/2011/04/gnome-30-middle-mouse-button-emulation.html:
You can also apparently do this through the
gpointing-device-settings GUI, but for me it had no effect (the Timeout value did however...?).
When I'm hooked up to a docking station and close my lid on AC power with an external display, the laptop should not go to sleep. (A bug if you ask me.)
The new Add Printers functionality in GNOME 3 never finds any printers for me, and AFAICT you can't add them manually. The old interface is still available, in the