Sam Stelfox

Thoughts from a software engineer, systems hacker and Linux gubernāre.

Gnome

Gnome Tweak Tool

yum install gnome-tweak-tool -y

The settings I use in it:

Disable PackageKit Software Updates

I manually and automatically update my software and I do not want any background process holding the yum lock. To disable PackageKit checking for software open the application "Software Settings" or /usr/bin/gpk-prefs.

Change "Check for updates" to Never, Automatically install "Nothing, and "Check for major upgrades" to Never.

Prevent Applications from Stealing Focus

Man this bothered me for so long, inside a user's terminal session execute this command to prevent applications from stealing focus:

gconftool-2 -s -t string /apps/metacity/general/focus_new_windows "strict"

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