Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Gnome 3 Desktop Tips

Gnome 3 was released today. \o/ . Here are a few of my favourite less than obvious tricks to make your trip into the new Gnome 3 desktop a pleasant one:

  1. While in Activities Overview use the mousewheel to enlarge window previews to get a closer look
  2. If you already have an instance of an app open (e.g. gnome-terminal) do a ctrl-mouse click on it's app icon in the Dash to open a new instance
  3. Use alt-` to cycle through multiple instances of the currently running app (e.g. gnome-terminals)
  4. Press alt-tab then use the mouse to select the app to switch to
  5. Resart the desktop with alt-f2 then enter `r`
Update: More tips on the gnome help. And some more.