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How to connect to Gnome IRC using Empathy?

Once you do this, it seems very trivial, but it might not be the most intuitive thing for the inexperienced. This basically works for any IRC not in the default list.

Go Edit->Accounts and click to add a new IRC account (Choose IRC from the drop-down menu next to ‘What kind of chat account do you have?’). Now click on the button below the label ‘Which IRC network?’ (usually it would say ‘freenode’).

Here you will have a list of available networks. Gnome will usually not be a part of it. Click on Add

Add/Edit Network

Add Network Dialog

Make sure that the server address is irc.gnome.org. Try pressing Edit to check again

Now you’re set. Your account will look like the following

Add IRC Account

Add IRC Account

To join any room, click on Room->Join

Change the Windows Button Layout to get the Close button in Gnome-Shell 3.4 to the left

[note: Users of Gnome-Shell 3.2 and 3.0 can still use the earlier method detailed here]
You might have installed Adwance GTK3 theme and looking forward to adding this last Ubuntu touch. Or maybe you simply like the buttons on the left. This post is for you. The methods mentioned here are very simple and harmless. You can change back to the default when you feel like it.
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How to Move the Close Button in Gnome-Shell to the Left Like Ubuntu?

[note: Users of Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome 3.4 installed please check the updated post for the method that will work for you]


You might have installed Adwance GTK3 theme and looking forward to adding this last Ubuntu touch. Or maybe you simply like the buttons on the left. This post is for you. The methods mentioned here are very simple and harmless. You can change back to the default when you feel like it.
Read more…

Gnome 3 on my PC

Trying out gnome-shell on Debian

It’s been a fortnight since Gnome 3 was launched (6th April 2011) and today I got my hands on Gnome3 for the first time. The highly anticipated Gnome-Shell that’s supposed to make all other desktop environments archaic finally arrived at Debian‘s doorsteps (available for amd64 and i386 platforms right now). Well, it’s still in the experimental repositories but I was feeling impatient, so I decided to download the experimental version. Read more…

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