Gnome 3

Mike lake.wind77 at
Mon Dec 5 13:12:04 UTC 2011

On 12/05/2011 04:20 AM, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> That said, it's worth noting that the standard Gnome-shell session
> doesn't have a bar at the bottom either. There is a gnome-fallback
> which looks a bit more like the Gnome of old, but that has a fairly
> limited expected life.

Great explanation Avi! That said, it also should be noted that 
if you install the Gnome-shell, you can very easily install 
certain extensions for the Gnome-shell that will enable you to 
have a panel (or bar as you call it) at the bottom of your 
screen. You can also install other Gnome-shell extensions to 
create a custom desktop that very closely resembles Gnome 2. 
So if that's what someone is looking for, Gnome 3 (along with 
the Gnome-shell & easily available and installable extensions) 
is a very good choice.

Now for some questions that I've been wondering about... Can 
you use Gnome-shell extensions with Unity? Are there Unity 
extensions that enable moving the left panel, resizing it, 
etc...? Is anything like customization extensions being 
developed for Unity?

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