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GNOME Shell tips

Apr 09, 2010, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"So recently I discussed GNOME shell which gave a sneak peak at what GNOME 3 was going to look like (see my article “A sneak peek at GNOME 3“). Although there are many naysayers out there – who seem to either only want more of the same or who doubt the ability of any developer to release anything worth while – I trust that GNOME 3 is going to make quite a major impression.

"But how is it used? Being a major change from the usual, it’s going to need some serious adjustments on the part of the end users. So I thought I would do a bit of research (“gasp” some of you might be saying) and share a few tips on the basic usage of this new desktop.

"It’s not all “that” different

"When you really get down to it, GNOME 3 will not be all that different. Sure it will look quite different than what most are used to, and there will be features some may never have seen or used, but over all it is still a desktop that creates windows, minimizes windows, launches applications, has a panel, etc. But at first look you might wonder how does one configure GNOME now? Or how do you add applications to the favorites menu? What is the “hot corner”? And what are some of the important key combinations? Let’s take a look."

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