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Well,I was wondering if there is anyway to customize GNOME 3 Classic.I have seen some very sick ubuntu desktops while I was watching youtube videos.To give you an example of what I mean think(if you do not have something like this :-) ) nice meters for cpu,ram,network traffic, temperature,etc trasnparent windows cool toolbars(with media players on them,shortcuts),cool graphical-transparent banners which show ip address and other info and a nice background image(like something black-ish or not it doesn't really matter).You know something that make your feel that your computrer has come from the distant future :-=).

Τhanks for your attention!

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closed as not a real question by fossfreedom, Bruno Pereira, Jorge Castro, htorque, Stefano Palazzo Dec 22 '11 at 17:55

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
IMHO - this is a little vague & ambitious. Its not really in a Q&A format. Please narrow down your question to something that has potential singular answer. –  fossfreedom Dec 22 '11 at 16:24
    
Explain what should I narrow down.I do not understand at all what you mean.All I need to describe with the above is if there are any customizations for GNOME 3 Classic or not.In case there are I would like people who know to show me where can I find these and how to apply them.By customization,I mean something like that gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Overglossed?content=74813. In fact the reason why you closed the thread/question is completely confusing and difficult to tell the reason why.There is sb as you are able to see below who understood what I wrote and want an answer as well. –  el10780 Dec 22 '11 at 19:28
    
Potential questions (if they havent already been asked) - 1. How do I have transparent toolbars in gnome classic, 2. What applets can I install in the gnome classic toolbar 3. How do I show my ip address in a banner on my desktop etc. etc. Basically, the questions should be very specific to what the issue is to allow an good answer. Please read the FAQ for more information: askubuntu.com/faq –  fossfreedom Dec 22 '11 at 19:50
    
I read the faq.I am sorry but it is a little bit difficult the thing you ask.Because I see something like the above on the Internet,I like it I am asking help from the community in order to do the same.I can not tell what this person has done exactly,but I describe approximately with words what I saw.That's all.What the link describes above is the instructions of how to do the same thing on your desktop as it is shown in the pictures + all the necessary software that the user need to make the changes.I am asking if somebody has done anything like that,how he/she did and where can I find it. –  el10780 Dec 22 '11 at 20:22
    
I see nothing wrong with this question. It is clear that the question regards adding panels and applets, moving them around, etc. Voting to reopen. –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Dec 22 '11 at 21:55

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Have the same need here, and would like to keep old good looking gnome2 instead of blank-paneled gnome3 that just consumes the screen space (here's my post Unity on 2 screens without main application menus )

Regarding the applets, i've managed to mitigate the problems somewhat by installin avant-window-navigator. awn is slow but supports several panels/docks and has some applets that do similar things. I'd rather prefer to keep the old ones (from gnome2), but at least it's something.

You can try installing xfce4, imho it's much better than Unity or even gnome3, but it's rather minimalistic.

You could also fall back to Ubuntu 11.04 it has an option to use gnome2 instead of Unity and VERY IMPORTANT it still has a great set of options compared to Ubuntu 11.10 (my android phone has much more options than 11.10)

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Gnome Panel 3 is just as customizable as Gnome Panel 2. You just have to hold alt-key while right-clicking to display the menu. –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Dec 22 '11 at 21:56
    
Are 100% sure about this? Because alt doesn't help me to display current keyboard layout. The only thing i see is an image of a keyboard, but i already know i have a keyboard on my laptop. Does one need to be a geek to show keyboard layout instead of 'keyboard' icon that doesn't make any sense ?! –  Kostyantyn Dec 23 '11 at 11:07

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