Gnome 3 has regained its place as my favorite window manager

I know, it’s shocking, I nearly abandoned Gnome for Cinnamon, MATE, or even Fluxbox because of the changes from Gnome 2 to Gnome 3.  But, since I’m not a fan of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop, I thought I’d give it another try as I set up my desktop machines at work.

What changed?  Gnome Extensions that allow customization of the top panel.  The two that have completely changed my mind are:

  1. Axe Menu: Finally, the nice, beautiful, organized menu is back in gnome desktop.  It finds a midpoint between KDE’s menu and Unity’s Dash.
  2. Maximus: Maximized windows drop their decoration so they take up most of the screen.

Check out the rest at https://extensions.gnome.org/.  I’m a big fan of Weather, Project Hamster, and Places Status Indicator.