searching advanced Gnome desktop settings

Nikolaus Filus nfilus at
Sun Sep 3 12:33:41 UTC 2006


I recently moved not only to ubuntu, but also from KDE to Gnome and are looking
now for some places to configure gnomes behaviour. I would appreciate any hints,
how to solve it:

- In KDE I can use the mouse scroll wheel on the desktop to switch between
workspaces. Is it also possible in gnome?
- how to switch between workspaces when mouse hits the screen edge?
- how to enable zoomed preview of thumbnail with mouse over the file?
- how to force the icon labels on desktop to be cut and shown only as hint with
mouse over? additionaly how to prevent "stupid" in-word wrapping?

I think about filing bugs against gnome/metacity about a missing place for
configuring such things. Especially, I'm used to find most of them in the
desktop's context menu (beeing wallpaper settings only a port of it and not the
only option).

I know there is gconf and gconf-editor, but without a documentation of the keys
and accepted values its useless.


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