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:
(:source lang=bash:) gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.mouse middle-button-enabled true (:sourceend:)
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.)
(:source lang=bash:) gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power lid-close-ac-action nothing (:sourceend:)
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