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[Discuss] Gnome Shell menubar compared to Ubuntu Unity?

At the moment, Gnome works for me with a few added extensions. As I
posted before, every new version of Gnome requires that I obtain these
extensions because the gnome API seems to change. In any case, I prefer
Gnome to Unity and KDE.

On 11/17/2012 08:42 AM, John Abreau wrote:
> I'll have to try it again. I had given up in frustration and switched to xfce
> a while back, and stuck with xfce when I upgraded to 17.
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 7:36 AM, Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:
>> On 11/16/2012 06:43 PM, Matthew Gillen wrote:
>>> On 11/16/2012 6:18 PM, John Abreau wrote:
>>>> I just tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows 7 laptop using WUBI,
>>>> and after googling for focus-follows-mouse, I found instructions that
>>>> suggested also uninstalling appmenu-*.
>>>> When I gave that a try, after logging out and logging in again, it put the
>>>> menus back into the individual apps, which is what I prefer. I'm very happy
>>>> to see this option!
>>>> Is this possible with Gnome Shell on Fedora 17? If it were, I would find it
>>>> a *huge* usability improvement!
>>> What you're describing is a Unity thing, not a Gnome Shell thing.  Gnome
>>> Shell does not do that obnoxious Apple-ish behavior with window menus...
>>> Short answer: yes, you get sane window menus on Fedora 17 by default.
>> I can confirm that on Fedora 17 I have focus follows mouse with
>> auto_raise. This is configurable via the gconf editor.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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