Mint - Gnome 3 and MGSE - for your perusal

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Gnome 3 and MGSE Scroll down a bit.

    For this, we developed “MGSE” (Mint Gnome Shell Extensions), which is a desktop layer on top of Gnome 3 that makes it possible for you to use Gnome 3 in a traditional way. You can disable all components within MGSE to get a pure Gnome 3 experience, or you can enable all of them to get a Gnome 3 desktop that is similar to what you’ve been using before. Of course you can also pick and only enable the components you like to design your own desktop.

    The main features in MGSE are:
    The bottom panel
    The application menu
    The window list
    A task-centric desktop (i.e. you switch between windows, not applications)
    Visible system tray icons

    MGSE also includes additional extensions such as a media player indicator, and multiple......

    Mgse.jpg

    More here .. http://www.webupd8.org/2011/11/try-new-mint-gnome-shell-extensions.html#more
     
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    Give it to the mint dev team to do something cool :)
    I've always liked mint default gui over the ubuntu one, and now this.. cooler than my F15
     
  3. CogitoTesting

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    Sweet. In Linux Mint I trust. The Desktop is so beautiful :thumb:.

    P.S.: Eat your heart out Canonical. :thumbd:.

    Thanks.
     
  4. x942

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    I agree! I will switch back once this is out!
     
  5. vasa1

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    Any idea how that will be done? Won't users simply tweak their browser settings to use a search engine of their choice?
     
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    The Mint team is amazing. They consistantly come up with the most aesthetically pleasing, intuitive and stable distros of any I've tried, and I've tried quite a few over the years.
     
  7. Trespasser

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    Forget about MGSE extensions for gnome-shell. I found some that are quite nice, easy to install and do basically the same thing but better, at least in my humble opinion...

    http://intgat.tigress.co.uk/rmy/extensions/index.html

    I installed them in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions.

    There are two to choose from. One for Natty 11.04/Fedora 15, and the other for Oneiric 11.10/Fedora 16. There are six extensions...

    1) Applications_Menu: basically replaces the Activities button with an applications list.
    2) Bottom_Panel: installs a bottom panel that shows all open windows. Also contains a workspace switcher.
    3) Move_Clock: as the name implies it moves the clock over to the right in the top panel.
    4) Panel_Favorites: shows your favorite applications in the top panel to the right of the Activities button.
    5) Shut_Down_Menu: adds a shutdown selection to the user notifications area.
    6) Static_Workspaces: I haven't a clue what this one does simply because I didn't install it.

    Hope you enjoy them.

    Later....
     
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    I'm interested to see if their next main incarnation of Mint will be solely debian based. I'm running the Xfce version and it's pretty smooth. Though I've heard the latest "3.2" Gnome is supposed to be better, I've yet to try it.
     
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    @ funkydude

    Your ++ are much appreciated, and for a Windows enthusiast that says a lot. :thumb:.


    Thanks.
     
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    hmmm, i might have to try this. :)

    looks nice! :thumb:

    any ETA on the final version?
     
  13. taytong888

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    Hello,

    Google search engine is purposely left out, and the instruction from Mint to enable this search engine does NOT work ("select the Google search engine at the top right corner of Firefox and click enabled"). Here are the exact words from the horse's mouth:

    Sigh!
     
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  14. vasa1

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    It appears that you aren't too happy but one must keep in mind that Mint needs funds and the person in charge makes no secret of it on the forum: donate, click ads, use the customized search engine.

    I don't think that's unreasonable. Others may.

    (I don't use Mint and so cannot comment about the search engine specifics.)
     
  15. mack_guy911

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    well it actually does work :D

    click on right side search box scroll down and click manage search engines

    then click on get more search engines after that you visit mint site

    click below for google yahoo what ever you want

    then a site open ...........now scroll engine again and add yahoo google what ever you want
     

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    simple same way which is given on mint site
     

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    by the way thanks ocky for starting such a interesting thread :D
     
  19. taytong888

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    Hello mack_guy911,

    Still no go. I did exactly the same things as you. Scrolled down the search window > Manage search engines > Mint page > Other engines > Hit Google logo > No google search logo appears on the drop down list. Prior to doing all these I also disable NoScript extension.
     
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    Hello,

    I found that it works if at first I choose Google search engine from within the default Mint 12 start web page http://www.linuxmint.com/start/lisa, then switch to Google web page afterwards.
     
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    More of a gnome 2 person ?

    GNOME Shell Frippery

    (I'm sticking to Kubuntu and Scientific Linux and still using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
    But of course there is 'never say never')
     
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    Hey everyone,
    I installed Oneiric Gnome (64bit), stripped out the Unity stuff, installed gnome-shell, loaded up about 11 really nice extensions, installed some nice, colorful gnome-shell themes (there's a lot of them), and installed cairo-dock (love that one). I'm quite happy with it.

    BTW, I didn't know it until today, but compiz doesn't work with gnome-shell. So, when you're deleting all those apps and libs (that you'll never use) you might as well include compiz. Gnome-shell uses mutter for its effects.

    Also, I tried MATE (in Mint 12 beta). It's almost the spitting image of Gnome 2 but its very buggy (still quite new). Appears not to use nautilus. It instead uses something called Cajo (or something like that). Who knows...once it's perfected a little bit MATE might be just what Ocky is looking for. ;).

    Later...
     
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