Tag Archives: GNOME

What Is Your Preferred Minimal Window Manager?

Yesterday I spent some time playing with some alternative window managers. After spending hours and hours tinkering with the internals of GNOME in preparation for my presentation at the Utah Open Source Conference I needed a change of scenery. I experimented with evilwm and openbox primarily. They were both very interesting, and I realized there… Read More »

Completely Hide GNOME Panel

I’ve been doing a lot of customization lately with my GNOME installation, trying out new layouts and trying to gain as much screen real estate as I can. I came across an issue this morning in regards to the GNOME panel that I wanted to write down / publish. In the short article below I… Read More »

Presenting at the Utah Open Source Conference 2009

I was just going over the schedule for the upcoming Utah Open Source Conference and I realized that I’ll be presenting one month from today! On Oct 9, 2009, the second day of the conference, I am scheduled for two presentations. The first is a beginner / intermediate presentation regarding GNOME customization and making use… Read More »

I’d Like To Contribute To GNOME…

I only have just a minute for this post, but I’ve been thinking for the past few weeks that I’d really like a project to contribute to.  After putting some thought into it I realized I liked the idea of contributing to something upstream, vs to a distribution specifically.  I also really enjoy GNOME and… Read More »

GNOME 2.26 Has Arrived!

I just wanted to add my two-cents regarding the new GNOME release, 2.26.  I have been a GNOME fan for nearly as long as I can remember and I’m really happy to see another solid and on-time release.  Remember, you can look forward to all the new GNOME features in the upcoming Ubuntu release, due… Read More »

Update: Enable Compositing the Easier Way

Based on the comments from the previous post I wanted to offer an update. A much simpler solution is to simply activate the compositing within recent versions of Gnome. gconftool-2 -s –type bool /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager true This does introduce a known bug which can break enabling compiz however. If you want to activate compiz after toggling… Read More »