gnome desktop in 14.04 inaccessible?

Jeremy Lincicome w0jrl1 at
Sat Aug 23 18:00:36 UTC 2014

The desktop that comes with ubuntu-gnome-desktop is called gnome-shell. 
Gnome-shell doesn't have an applications menu like you're used to. When 
you press alt f1, you are taken to an overview of the windows that you 
have open. To see your list of applications after pressing alt f1, press 
control alt tab until you hear dash. When the dash is open, you can use 
your arrow keys to navigate your list of applications. If you press 
control alt tab without pressing alt f1 first, you will find an item 
called the top bar. The top bar replaces the old gnome-2 panels. You can 
navigate the top bar with the tab key and the arrow keys. Some of the 
menus on the top bar are sub-menus. To get out of a sub-menu and return 
to the top bar, press escape. I hope this helps you to better navigate 
your desktop. If you have anymore questions, feel free to contact me, 
either on the list or at my email address.

On 08/23/2014 11:23 AM, Tony Bernedal wrote:
> Hi
> I installed ubuntu gnome desktop on a test machine running ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to see if gnome desktop was more accessible than unity.
> I used the apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop.
> To my surprise it was not accessible at all.
> First I selected gdm as the video manager as described in a article I found. That loginscreen was not useable, couldn't change the session as I can with the default login. Fixed that so I was back to lightdm and that login screen works. Changed session to gnome and logged in.
> The program menu with alt+f1 was not useable at all.
> the panels seems to not work.
> No menus so the panels (if they are there at all) so the content can be changed.
> Any ideas here of a better desktop environment on ubuntu or is Vinux the only usefull distro nowdays.
> Ubuntu 12.04 was more usefull than this crap.
> Don't want to go to Windows but if accessibility on linux is so useless I think we don't have any options left.
> Regards Tony

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