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Linux Mint 12 is using MGSE which makes the GNOME Shell more like Gnome 2.x interface. I would like to know if that was possible on Ubuntu and how I would go about doing that.

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You can try MGSE[Mint Gnome Shell Extension] from webupd8team gnome3 ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mgse-bottompanel mgse-menu mgse-windowlist

Or you can directly use linux mint repository. Just add to your software sources

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ lisa main

and do

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring mint-meta-mgse
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Thank you very much! msge-windowlist was the main extension I wanted!!! Thanks again! :) –  Jordan Nov 16 '11 at 6:25
What about the notification extension? –  Jordan Dec 2 '11 at 21:04

I reported a bug, asking for inclusion of the Mint Gnome Shell Extensions in Ubuntu repositories. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/898811

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