Gnome Tips

Use Sudo

Run the Configuration Editor (gconf-editor) and set the /apps/gksu/sudo-mode key

Hiding Computer, Home, Trash on Desktop

Run the Configuration Editor (gconf-editor) and change the keys under /apps/nautilus/desktop

Disable Browser Launch on Media Insert

Run the Configuration Editor (gconf-editor) and change the keys under /desktop/volume_manager/autobrowse

Disable Sound Juicer

Goto Desktop | Preferences | Removable Drives and Media

Select the multi-media tab and un-select 'Play audio CD discs when inserted

Disable Gnome Keyring

If you don't want the gnome-keyring to invoke ssh-agent, set, run gconf-editor and set the /apps/gnome-keyring/daemon-components/ssh key to false.

Startup Programs

Desktop -> Preferences -> Sessions -> Startup Programs

Accented Characters

System -> Preferences -> Keyboard - Select the 'Layouts' tab. 'Add' a layout. Then select the 'Layout Options...' button and choose a 'Compose key position'

See also ComposeKeys and X11KeyboardTips.

Font Size

Change the DPI resolution under System->Preferences->Appearance.

  1. Select the 'Fonts' tab
  2. Select the 'Details' button
  3. Change the resolution dots per inch value to suit

Default Window Size

Run the application with the following command:

   $ gnome-terminal --geometry 90x30

-- Frank Dean - 01 Jul 2009

Moving Panels

With Gnome Panel 2.30.2 the panel can be moved by holding down the the Alt key then click and drag the panel to the desired monitor edge.

-- Frank Dean - 10 Mar 2011

-- Frank Dean - 01 Dec 2007

Related Topics: ComposeKeys, DebianTips, LinuxHintsAndTips, X11KeyboardTips