GNOME is already very cool and has great features but it is possible to add a few more cool more or less usefull features. I want to show you how you can:
1. Use Nautilus Actions to add actions like "Open as Root" to your context menu (The menu that appears at right click.
2. How to configure whether to show or to hide the Icons for "Computer", "Trash", "Network" and "Home"
3. Show several things when you start a Terminal
4. Get an alternative menu
5. Get another menu
Step 1: Nautilus Actions
For example we will create an action to open a terminal with the current directory as working directory.
Fill in the values as shown in picture 3 and 4. Now it should look like image 5. To import simply download an action like "config_4899e396-b50a-42c0-a6d7-976a2bb1c59b.schemas". Now click "Import/Export", click the button "..." and browse to your *.scheme file. Now it should look like the last image.
Step 2: GCONF: Show or Hide Icons for Home, Computer, Network, Trash
Now you can check:
computer_icon_visible which shows the menu "Computer" where you can manage your different storages.
home_icon_visible which is a link to /home/user
network_icon_visible which opens network:./// in Nautilus
trash_icon_visible which shows trash
volumes_visible shows the external storage devices on your desktop
The Icons should immediately appear on your Desktop.
Step 3: .bashrc: Execute Commands When You Start a Terminal
1. Print "Hello daniel" (or your username mine is daniel):
echo "Hello $USER"
2. Let Tux say something:
cowthink -f tux "something"
3. Print a quote
4. Let tux say a qoute:
fortune | cowthink -f tux
Step 4: Gimmie a New Menu !
Step 5: Circular Apps Menu
You can download a deb package from here Install it by double-clicking on the downloaded deb. Now yo can start CAM by typing "circular-main-menu" in your Terminal. You can also create a starter on your panel like you have added gimmie to your panel. but this time you donÂ´t click gimmie but "Custom Application Starter". Fill out as shown in Image 2.