[ubuntu-uk] Greetings...

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Mar 20 15:05:13 GMT 2007


Robin Menneer wrote:

> Yes, I've gone into gconf-editor only to be told that *if you are not
> an experienced user do not use Config Editor to set performance for
> the Gnome desktop. instead use the preference tools in the Gnome
> Desktop*.  That scared me off.  Cruising around the advice about
> panels, windows &c, a lot of it seems tempting for me to configure my
> desktop as I would like it  BUT there is no facility for split-screen
> working where I can see the instructions at the same time as carrying
> them out, AND I can't remember from one screen to another without
> making errors.  AND there's the advice not to do it.  Robin

Yes, gconf-editor is a little scary and not for the feint of heart!

I would look at the stuff in the preferences menu (under system) and if
you can't find what you want to do there, ask on this list!

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