Gnome shell and Debian Wheezy

Recently upgraded to Debian Wheezy (testing). The improvements are nice, and the visual effects and the quick search are great, but the gnome shell requires some minor tweaks for me:

  • Add maximize and minimize buttonsTo add minimize, and maximize buttons Install gnome-tweak-tool

    aptitude install gnome-tweak-tool

    Then click on shell:
    And set the "Arrangement of buttons on toolbar" : All

    Then reload gnome shell by
    press ALT + F2 and type "r"

  • To enable Desktop Icons and Right Click Do:

    Open dconf by pressing alt + f2 and running:
    Go to org > gnome > desktop > background and check the box to show desktop icons.
  • If you are using nvidia you might expirance this error when you press super (win) + iceweasel or any other program name you are looking for:

    Mar 23 19:43:23 kernel: [17927.866833] gnome-shell[29489]: segfault at 10 ip 00007f129f455c0f sp 00007f1280632658 error 6 in[7f129f455000+3000]
    Mar 23 19:43:23 x-session-manager[7995]: WARNING: Application 'gnome-shell.desktop' killed by signal

    Solution (fix) :
    echo > /home/lucas/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
    su root
    chattr +i /home/lucas/.local/share/recently-used.xbel