Gnome 3 Desktop Settings
The upgrade to Debian Wheezy also updated the Gnome Desktop. Until yet, some new features have been added, some other things will not work anymore. Here you will find some of the most requested features.
Change Window Manager Settings
We recommend to use the gnome-tweak-tool to edit settings like window theme, font, font size...
Good readable settings:
- Font size: 10
- Default font: Verdana
- Window title font: Verdana Bold
- Window theme: Choose your favourite
Customize the Menu
alacarte is a menu editor for the GNOME desktop, written in python.
"Del"-Key does not work in Nautilus
Run dconf-editor, and open:
org -> gnome -> desktop -> interface
Open nautilus, select any file/directory, then click "Edit" from menubar, and hover on "Move to Trash" menuitem. While hovering, click on your delete key. The accel should change from "Ctrl+Del" to "Delete".
Make sure you have selected a file, else the "Move to Trash" menuitem will be greyed out.
I suggest you disable "can-change-accels" afterwards, to prevent accidental accel changes.
found at https://bbs.archlinux.org
Search in Nautilus is not working
Delete old tracker data
Now it should work correctly.
Strange behaviour in sort function of Nautilus
Could also be related to stored settings from previous Nautilus versions. First, close Nautilus and try to reset the following directories:
mv ~/.gconf/apps/nautilus /scratch/gconf.apps.nautilus.bak mv ~/.nautilus /scratch/.nautilus.bak
Remove icons from panel
To remove icons from the panel press and hold Alt while right-clicking the icon.
Not working yet
- Gnome Drawers: At the time of writing there is still no alternative.
- System Monitor Applet