By: Meike Chabowski

February 20, 2017 5:42 am


New Desktop Selection Screen in openSUSE Installer

The following article has been contributed by the SUSE YaST Team and edited by Ancor González Sosa, Software Engineer and member of the YaST team.     The world of Linux desktop environments changes relatively quick, with new options popping up and some projects being abandoned. Thanks to the openSUSE’s community […]

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By: mikewillis

November 14, 2014 4:24 pm


Customizing the appearance of GDM in SLED 12

SLED 12 ships with GNOME 3.10 which means GDM 3. GDM 3 provides very little scope for customising how it looks. In this article I'll describe some pros and cons of the officially provided ways of customising GDM 3 and how you can go further customising by hacking. Testing changes will require you to […]

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By: nkuneng

November 21, 2013 11:15 am


Alacarte 3.7.90-1.2 (Gnome menu editor) , Unable to add new menu items [Fixed]

I switched repositories for my Gnome installation to the LATEST STABLE GNOME 3.8 After updating to Gnome 3.8, I was then unable to edit my Gnome menu via the alacarte program/script. I then decided to query the forums, and found a link to this one here: When clicking […]

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By: susethailand

October 14, 2009 4:42 pm


Performance Scripting for GNOME Desktop

This shell script optimizes some of the Gnome configuration options for simplicity and performance. The last two steps also reapply these settings making them the defaults forced on every start of a Gnome session. 1. Create shell script $ vi /etc/profile.d/ #!/bin/sh # Gnome Performance of SUSE Linux # By: Sontaya Photibut, , […]

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By: mikewillis

September 22, 2009 3:09 pm


Hacking on the Slab

SUSE distros ship with three GNOME menus, the Slab being the default. In my opinion none of the menus get everything right. They either have too little customisation for my needs or they suffer from slightly clunky, even outright annoying, behaviour. I've looked at all three and ended up back with the Slab. What puts […]

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By: mikewillis

June 11, 2009 2:14 pm


How to Make GNOME Desktop Effects Disabled by Default

Two things made me think that Desktop Effects should be disabled by default. Firstly, I have discovered that Desktop Effects get disabled when Mathematica 6 or 7 is run. if Mathematica causes problems, so potentially may other applications. Secondly, on a couple of occasions I've seen Desktop Effects get disabled during a session for no […]

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By: battala

January 29, 2009 10:00 am


How to Organize the Windows in SUSE on a GNOME Desktop

By organizing the open windows, your work will be done faster and more efficient. Generally from the time we start the system until shutdown, we have opened many windows on the Desktop. The excellent tab feature (ex:- Firefox, Nautilus (new version gedit, etc.) makes it so users are able to browse in the same […]

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