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:
- 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.
- 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.