scroll applet

asked 2015-11-09 19:24:13 -0500

howe_steven gravatar image

updated 2015-11-10 00:53:47 -0500

Fedora 23. Gnome. On the bottom left of the desktop is a tab, that leads to an arrow that draws out a short list of some programs I have running (not all, which pretty stupid). What application is this so I can turn it off. I hate the anal need of GUI developers to add 'eye candy' with each release and not provide a tool identify the candy and then disable it. Another example: for a few there were all the chat software hooking into everything. I 'chat' via a browser, like a normal person. I don't use a dedicated app. I can't even expunge 'evolution', one of the most useless e-mail programs I have ever used, from my computer. It has uneeded hooks in the desktop. Look at this mess when trying to remove evolution:

sudo dnf remove evolution-data-server
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                                                      Arch                      Version                            Repository                        Size
 empathy                                                      x86_64                    3.12.11-1.fc23                     @@commandline                     14 M
 evolution-data-server                                        x86_64                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                     14 M
 folks                                                        x86_64                    1:0.11.1-3.fc23                    @@commandline                    2.5 M
 gdm                                                          x86_64                    1:3.18.0-1.fc23                    @@commandline                    3.3 M
 gnome-classic-session                                        noarch                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                    121 k
 gnome-contacts                                               x86_64                    3.18.0-2.fc23                      @@commandline                    1.5 M
 gnome-initial-setup                                          x86_64                    3.18.0-1.fc23                      @@commandline                    2.1 M
 gnome-maps                                                   x86_64                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                    1.2 M
 gnome-shell                                                  x86_64                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                    9.3 M
 gnome-shell-extension-alternate-tab                          noarch                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                    9.4 k
 gnome-shell-extension-apps-menu                              noarch                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                     26 k
 gnome-shell-extension-auto-move-windows                      noarch                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                     19 k
 gnome-shell-extension-background-logo                        noarch                    3.18.0-1.fc23                      @@commandline                     56 k
 gnome-shell-extension-common                                 noarch                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                    545 k
 gnome-shell-extension-gpaste                                 noarch                    3.18.2-1.fc23                      @@commandline                     32 k
 gnome-shell-extension-launch-new-instance                    noarch                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                    4.9 k
 gnome-shell-extension-places-menu                            noarch                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                     23 k
 gnome-shell-extension-remove-volume-icon                     noarch                    0.5.1-4.fc23                       @@commandline                     37 k
 gnome-shell-extension-user-theme                             noarch                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                    7.0 k
 gnome-shell-extension-window-list                            noarch                    3.18.1-1.fc23                      @@commandline                     55 k
 gnome-tweak-tool                                             noarch                    3.18.0-1.fc23                      @@commandline                    976 k
 pulseaudio-gdm-hooks                                         x86_64                    7.0-1.fc23                         @@commandline                    354  

Transaction Summary

Why the hell does gnome-shell, the base part, depend on evolution? Stupid. evolution should depend on gnome-shell.

My desktop isn't something just 'found'. It's my working environment. I know what applications I have started.

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I wasn't able to identify your question. Please, remove all the rant part and ask a valid question. For more information about Ask Fedora, please read the FAQ at the bottom of this page.

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2015-11-10 05:36:00 -0500 )edit
  1. The thing at the bottom left is a notification area. All desktop environments have a notification area.
  2. evolution-data-server is different from the evolution graphical mail client. It is split out into subpackages so you can remove evolution, but still have portions of the code required by other things.
  3. If you don't prefer gnome, use something else. Fedora has other options.
randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-11-10 08:24:02 -0500 )edit

exhale, inhale, and don't forget: The mind follows the breath, and the body follows the mind.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-11-10 19:47:32 -0500 )edit