Gnome 3

No, this is not another post to describe my feelings about Gnome 3, what we should have done or should we have shipped Gnome 2 instead 😉

This post is more of an open question to the community for some information that I cannot find. I almost finished the configuration of my setup in Gnome 3 but I have some interrogation :

1 – I tried to remove the keyboard applet in the system tray with the same logic that the nobluetooth and noa11y extension. This effectively work but leave me with the default Gnome 2 keyboard applet. And I cannot seems to find a way to remove that one.

2 – I cannot find where the configuration for the launcher in the favourite bar are stored. I know that we can edit the menus with “alacarte” but I want to see where Gnome 3 store that an application should appear in the favourite bar.

3 – I search the documentation to see how Gnome 3 track the applications windows to highlight running applications in the favourite bar and found nothing. I know it’s not based on the window title with my experiment but I found no other way.

Also, if anyone want to hide the battery icon apart from when it’s charging/discharging (like in Gnome 2), you can run this command as your user :

GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf gsettings set org.gnome.power-manager icon-policy charge

Apart from that, I find that Gnome 3 is really powerful with an easy extension system, just look at the number of extensions that got out since Gnome 3 was launched. I look forward to what can be done!