Posts Tagged ‘gnome 3.4’

Hide / Remove icon view /entries from Applications view in Gnome 3

Some cases you may need to edit or hide icons from applications in gome 3.

GNOME 3 uses .desktop files to populate its Applications view. These text files are in /usr/share/applications. It is not possible to edit these files from a folder view ‒ Nautilus does not treat their icons as text files. Use a terminal to display or edit .desktop file entries.

# ls /usr/share/applications
# nano /usr/share/applications/example.desktop

For system wide changes, edit files in /usr/share/applications.

For local changes, make a copy of example.desktop in your home folder.

$ cp /usr/share/applications/example.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/

Edit .desktop files to fit your wishes.

Note: Removing a .desktop file does not uninstall an application, but instead removes its desktop integration: MIME types, shortcuts, and so forth.

The following command appends one line to a .desktop file and hides its associated icon from Applications view:

$ echo “NoDisplay=true” >> example.desktop


You can use graphical program “Alacarte“, a menu editor for the GNOME desktop.


Add shutdown option to gnome 3 user menu & gdm / Disable Suspend in the status and gdm menu

June 1, 2012 3 comments

A quick way to do it system-wide for GNOME 3  is to change line of /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/userMenu.js and line of /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/gdm/powerMenu.js.

(For GNOME versions prior to 3.2, look at line of /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/statusMenu.js.)

Open the file in administrative mode or root privileges  using a text editor /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/userMenu.js

// this._haveSuspend = this._upClient.get_can_suspend(); // Comment this line out.

this._haveSuspend = false;                                    // Use this line instead.

To accomplish this, paste the following command(s) in your terminal:

SCRIPTS=`grep -lr get_can_suspend $GNOME_SHELL/js`
for FILE in $SCRIPTS ; do
sed -r -i -e ‘s/[^= ]+.get_can_suspend\(\)/false/’ “$FILE”

This change takes effect the next time GNOME Shell is started.

The above change does not persist after a GNOME version update, however.

Alternatively you can install the GNOME shell extension “alternative status menu” .

New Disk Mangement Tool – Automount Windows ntfs drive in Fedora 17 / Fedora 18 on boot startup

April 9, 2012 2 comments

Disk utility available in fedora 17 now added option to help auto-mounting disks / windows drives on start-up, user permission through GUI.

Disk management Tool in fedora 17

In menu,  take edit mount options. then edit as given below :

Screenshot from 2012-12-05 18:32:44

Name the drive label as shown so that we can easily identify drives in mount.

Screenshot from 2012-12-05 18:33:25

Now you can see windows drive mounted on reboot. 🙂

Screenshot from 2012-12-05 18:34:19

Now USB pen drives are mounted in /run/media than /media.

Note : same utility available in  Ubuntu 12.10 to auto-mounting disks / windows drives [ntfs drives] on start-up. You can also Use file system label to dive name to identify window partitions easily[First you need to unmount to edit the label].

Upgrade to latest gnome 3.4 in inux mint

March 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Change “oneiric” to “precise” in add software sources & update using “update manger”

Change Kde application or dolphin font in gnome

January 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Some cases, kde application or dolphin font looks small in Gnome desktop.

To change kde font size to gnome font size. install


package using package manger.

open the same from terminal using the command

qtconfig-qt4 or qtconfig

change font & font size to required one & save using file menu.

Only want to change Dolphin file browser font size using in gnome, change font size in

configure doplhin –> view modes –> text :custom font.