Gnome Tweak Tool adds the Global Menu to Gnome

Gnome Tweak Tool window

The configuration tools are great options to configure our Linux desktop. In desktops like Unity, having a configuration tool was almost a must and now it seems that the witness is taken by Gnome.

Currently there is a tool called Gnome Tweak Tool that looks like it will take over from Unity Tweak Tool. The new update of this tool will allow, among other things, to enable the Global Menu on the desktop. This means that we will have the window menus in the upper panel, making the desktop more usable.

Along with this, the tool will have other options such as being able to change the position of the maximize, minimize and close buttons and even being able to manage the extensions that we apply to our Gnome desktop. These are some of the new features that we will see in version 3.25.3 of Gnome Tweal Tool. To these possibilities we have to add the possibility of changing the desktop theme, changing various elements such as typography, icons, window effects, etc. ... We can also make the behavior of certain applets change, such as hide or not the clock and date at the top or the applets that appear in the upper left.

And unlike Unity Tweak Tool, Gnome Tweak Tool is recognized by the Gnome project so it is available for all distributions that have Gnome as their main desktop. In other words, any user can modify elements of the desktop with this tool and without the need for advanced knowledge. For experts, Gnome Tweak Tool is also a suitable tool as it offers speed for certain things such as changing the top buttons, enabling Global Menu or changing desktop themes.

Personally I think that such a tool is something important within an operating system, unless we do not want to use a desktop, then this application is superfluous, but Does anyone still not use a desktop on Gnu / Linux?


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  1.   Miguel Mayol i Tur said

    Thanks for the article, I'll tell you one
    ERRATA, in the last paragraph where you write ... within a
    "Operating system" should say desktop environment (DE Desktop Environment)