[Klug-general] Changing the Standard Gnome Desktop

Peter Childs peterachilds at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 10:32:06 UTC 2010

On 17 February 2010 10:01, james morris <james at jwm-art.net> wrote:
> On 17/2/2010, "Peter Childs" <pchilds at bcs.org> wrote:
>>Sounds simple, but Gnome settings are in about 5 different places and
>>it all seams very gui locked like windows.....
> Yeah, that's one of the reasons I stopped using it - long ago. A short
> time ago I tried  a version of Ubuntu and the Gnome desktop was really
> dull and uninspiring, and all the themes were grey, or white, or grey,
> or white, with the occasional splash of colour. And some bog-standard
> icons were there on the desktop, yawn...
> Fluxbox on the other hand... Is pretty dull and uninspiring too, but
> it's a thousand times more lightweight, has a thousand less
> dependencies, and at least is not trying to be anything it's not: it's
> just a window manager with a application menu (which I can completely
> and easily customize) and it stays out of my way, does not distract me
> and I forget about it.
> I used to really like Gnome....  Gnome <= 2.6 I think.
> James

I've been using icewm for much of the same reason. problem is users
want icons on the desktop, and a volume control in the task bar!


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