I am a programmer and I can’t do without a clipboard manager. If you have never used a clipboard manager before, you don’t know what a great tool you are missing. GPaste is an excellent clipboard tool for Gnome-Shell, however it is neither available in Ubuntu repository, nor in any PPA (as of now). Here is how you can compile it. Open up the terminal and get going.
I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot on my laptop. I had been using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal on it and since I use this PC for work, I was reluctant in installing Gnome-Shell from PPA. But since Gnome-Shell is available in official repositories, I decided to give it a go. To install, just open Ubuntu Software Center, search for Gnome-Shell and click “Install”. After installation is complete, log out and when logging back in, select Gnome (see screenshot below).
I have Fedora 15 with Gnome Shell and I found that after the last update, I found that Gnome Shell extensions were not working. I ran lg (Alt+F2 and type in “lg” without quotes and press enter) and in the error tab, I could see version mismatch error. I found that gnome-shell had been updated while the extensions were not. As a temporary fix, I tried editing metadata.js in extension folder (/usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/extension-name) of the extension in question by entering proper gnome-shell version (which can be found by running gnome-shell –version in the terminal) and it worked.