>So I go to extensions.gnome.org
, and install the panel favorites extension that not only obviates the need for the stupid dual "first go to activities, then go to favorites", but also fixes it so that I can get multiple terminals without doing the whole "three times widdershins and left-click" dance. That gets things usable.
There is a better thing, that can replace "Panel Favorites" and Windows 7 superbar in one. This is "Deepin Enhacked Dock". But this thing is'nt updated for GNOME 3.4 on extensions.gnome.org
. To get this, you need to download "Deepin Enhacked Linux" beta iso, unpack it, and go to /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions to get it. There are also some additional interesting extensions. But "Linux Deepin" community really don't want to publish them before their distribution new release. You can save your time, by getting my archive with already "unpacked" extensions: http://ompldr.org/vZTIyNQ/deepin_extensions_3.4.tar.xz
>And I can get panel settings and enable auto-hide so that I don't need to look at that butt-ugly thing that has clearly been designed by some goth teenager that thinks that black is cool.
Why you don't use themes? Atolm(you can find it in F17 repo) and Ambiance Blue GTK theme are look good together.
>But where did the "Lock Screen" button go? I can still find +Sriram Ramkrishna's extension by searching for it, but it's grayed out - and apparently for a reason. It doesn't seem to work any more.
Give +Sriram Ramkrishna
some bug report, that extension don't work with GS 3.4. I think he will be glad to see you writing bugreport. Or find some book about JS, find documentation about Gnome Shell 3.4 API, and fix it yourself. Is not that the whole idea of open source software?
>And how do I add --enable-webgl --ignore-gpu-blacklist to the google chrome favorites entry?
Edit .desktop file, don't be so lazy. But, this is really boring, i agree.
>I'm pretty sure I was able to edit the startup details for the favorites in some version of gnome3 with some random installed extensions (probably the frippery set), but it's impossible to find now.
If you remember name of this extension, you can find it. But i'm not sure that it is updated for work with GS 3.4.
>End result: extensions.gnome.org
may be a really cool idea, but it seems to have some serious usability problems in practice. And the whole gnome3 approach of "by default we don't give you even the most basic tools to fix things, but you can hack around things with unofficial extensions" seems to be a total UX failure.
Try to explain this to GNOME Community, they still think that convert DE to "just big <s>web browser</s> JS parser" is good idea. They think if they give people the opportunity to write hacks for GNOME, then they can do nothing. "Let people write their own buttons on a panel (using JS), and we'll just break down API on each release and do nothing.". Because I did not notice any differences between GNOME 3.2 and GNOME 3.4. Is that Gnome Shell ceased to hang for a few minutes after I wake up my laptop from sleep.
Or, their brains hit "great idea" about the future of the desktop(Just like Microsoft with their "Metro"), where all users have to like "as is" and they will not have to do anything else. But this is more nonsense than the truth.
>Who do I need to fuck to get standard font size and panel options, instead of having to wade through this kind of "unsupported and random extensions that look ugly as hell and break randomly" crap? Maybe if I told people I was going blind, and claimed the font size was an "accessibility" feature, people would care? Never mind that I want to make the fonts smaller.
I think you need to aim your "fuck" into the GNOME Community. Why can not they make something like GNOME 2 from GNOME Fallback with the same good old panel, menu and settings? Now GNOME Fallback is more like something terrible, for those who are still forced to use proprietary drivers from the video.
My opinion about this:
We need to find the one, who can (again) fork GNOME 2, and port it to GTK3(Вecause someday GTK2 lost in the past. Fedora Community will not support it, and build forever.). But who?