Despite the controversy over GNOME Shell and its productivity, there’s no point pretending that it doesn’t exist or hoping that GNOME Developers are spontaniously going to start developing GNOME 2.x further. GNOME Shell is here and GNOME Shell is here to stay.
GNOME Shell customization options may be a little more limited in comparison to its predecessor. But it’s not totally locked down and out of the users control. In this article, we’ll show you a few simple tweaks and extensions that will make GNOME Shell a little more clean-lined, sleek and usable.