@joekamprad Thanks. However, I want to dig around in source code even less than I want to go line by line through the settings. Would you mind moving this back to that GNOME section? Maybe someone knows the answer, although I am being to believe that you may be the only active person on this forum…
@joekamprad I don’t really want this to be a discussion about what I don’t like about the Antergos implementation of GNOME. They are free to do whatever they want. It is their distro, although I suspect the changes are more knee-jerk than carefully thought out.
I have a questions and there is one answer. Presumably during installation vanilla GNOME packages are being pulled in, and then Antergos scripts are making changes to the config files and some small package changes are being made. What are those changes? I don’t really care why.
Seems more likely that the answer will be found in ‘Applications & desktop environments’ >> ‘GNOME’
Thanks! I am more talking about changes to default settings or use of extensions. The most vanilla of the vanilla GNOME implementations is the one in Fedora (or RHEL or CentOS) because Red Hat works very closely with the GNOME Project. I would imagine the vanilla GNOME in Arch would have the same defaults.
The people at the GNOME Project think very carefully about how the workflow on this desktop environment should operate based on these guidelines https://developer.gnome.org/hig/stable/ . None of the major distros (Fedora, openSUSE, Debian, Arch) would even think about messing with these. An exception is Ubuntu, but they are trying to ease the transition from Unity for their users. The important part is that they have a lot of people thinking carefully about any changes, they ask their users, and they have principles of their own.
If you’re using a dock in GNOME, you don’t understand what they are trying to do. Maximize or minimize buttons are unnecessary in this environment. You are supposed to double-click on the top bar to maximize, and are supposed to drag windows you don’t want to look at to another workspace. Too many people probably think “this is different from Windows XP”, freak out and add those buttons back in without even trying it for more than two seconds. GNOME didn’t forget to put those buttons, they carefully made a decision to remove them. If you really can’t live without them, they are easy enough to put back in.
The people at the Antergos Project came in with their hatchet and make changes to the implementation because why? Unclear. The most egregious of which is the use of lightdm. You are actually losing functionality. I don’t exactly know what was changed in their implementation. I listed what I can notice, but I am wondering what else was changed so I can revert all settings back to true defaults without going line-by-line through the settings.
Is there a comprehensive list of changes in the Antergosi GNOME implementation from vanilla GNOME (the implementation Fedora uses). I’m only talking about changes to GNOME, not the underlying distro.
I’ve noticed only the most obvious ones:
-use of lightdm and light-locker instead of GDM
-use of Numix theme and icons instead of Adwaita theme and icons
-enabling of window minimize and maximize buttons
-enabling of Dash-to-Dock extension