What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

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What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby No_windows » 2017-03-04 06:27

I use Xfce and Openbox, but I typically install the Gnome system monitor. What parts of Gnome do you find handy to use, outside of a full blown Gnome desktop environment? I've tried the Mate system monitor, several times, but always switch back to the Gnome version.
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Re: What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby 4D696B65 » 2017-03-04 06:39

gvfs-backends in xfce4
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Re: What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby debiman » 2017-03-04 09:50

gvfs, keyring
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Re: What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby sjukfan » 2017-03-05 01:51

From the top of my mind I use an old version of gthumb (version 3.2.9.1) and gnome-search-tool.
Then I have Engrampa and atril, the MATE forks of file-roller and Evince. I find the new Gnome interface confusing.
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Re: What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby NFT5 » 2017-03-05 08:52

Back in the earlier days of MATE I had to install the full Gnome desktop to get features that MATE lacked. Had to log off and then log in using Gnome to do lots of things. Drove me nuts since I hate Gnome 3 with a passion. Not as much as Unity, but close.

As MATE has matured and more has been replaced/forked there isn't that much. Actually 107 packages, but they're mostly themes/icon sets and stuff. Gnome keyring still comes with MATE but, actually actively used, backintime, network-manager, gparted, gdebi and brasero.

Now if you'd asked what parts of Gnome do I have that I'd readily get rid of (if I could), then Caja (Nautilus) would be top of the list.
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Re: What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby debiman » 2017-03-06 06:00

No_windows wrote:What parts of Gnome

this is a tricky, unclear question.

i simply did
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apt search gnome | grep installed
and then left out some irrelevant results, like themes (though i should have included gtksourceview2).
but depending on your definition of Gnome the list is much longer.
arguably the whole gtk toolkit, all versions, is gnome.
hell, even GLib.
most applications that were around 10 years ago are "somehow gnome".
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Re: What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby No_windows » 2017-03-06 07:31

debiman wrote:
No_windows wrote:What parts of Gnome

this is a tricky, unclear question.


Only because you're making it too hard. What parts of Gnome did you purposely install that wouldn't have been been installed by your preferred WM/DE?

Someone else mentioned Evince........ I also use it, but not as universally as the Gnome-System-Monitor.
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Re: What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby No_windows » 2017-03-06 07:34

4D696B65 wrote:gvfs-backends in xfce4


Did you purposely install it, or did it get dragged in by something else? I have it on both my Xfce and Openbox install, but didn't do it purposely.
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Re: What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby No_windows » 2017-03-06 07:35

sjukfan wrote:From the top of my mind I use an old version of gthumb (version 3.2.9.1) and gnome-search-tool.
Then I have Engrampa and atril, the MATE forks of file-roller and Evince. I find the new Gnome interface confusing.


What is you windows manager, or desktop environment?
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Re: What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby sjukfan » 2017-03-06 21:40

No_windows wrote:What is you windows manager, or desktop environment?

I'm running OpenBox here. It don't have to be super light, I just want the programs to behave the way I want them to.
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Re: What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby 4D696B65 » 2017-03-06 23:36

No_windows wrote:
4D696B65 wrote:gvfs-backends in xfce4


Did you purposely install it, or did it get dragged in by something else? I have it on both my Xfce and Openbox install, but didn't do it purposely.

I purposely installed it. I start with a cli system and build up. No big metapackages.
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Re: What parts of Gnome do you run, outside of Gnome?

Postby Caitlin » 2017-03-11 07:41

4D696B65 wrote:gvfs-backends in xfce4

I like your username.

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