I find the GNOME Shell 3.6 changes to the message tray irritating. Is there a way to switch the message tray to the old model or to at least shrink the items and stop it from pushing the entire desktop when being summoned?
The new design makes the tray unusable for many apps like CherryTree, Deluge, etc. that have tray icons, as you have to wait one long second for each access! And if, by chance, the cursor of your mouse touches the desktop bottom for just a second, you'll see a nasty movement. I don't know where the gnome developers want to go with such "innovations".
However, you could change the tray behavior by editing
This makes the tray usable again but I didn't find a way for preventing that upward movement.
EDIT (Thanks to @6ahodir):
To prevent upward movement of the desktop change the same file (
In case you want to remove the messageTray,
Disable the notification area hover:
There is a keybinding for notification area (default is super+m)
You can shrink the message tray modifying
And you should also change the icons' size in
protected by Community♦ Dec 12 '12 at 12:20
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