Reasons for its removal
The tab was removed, according to GNOME developers, because “…everthing there is a user experience design cop-out. It only belongs in a tweak UI tool – but only if someone cares enough to write one.”
Thankfully someone has cared enough to write one! Hurrah!
InterfaceTab is a small python script that provides GUI front-end access to the removed features – all of which remain in the gconf-editor for the more technical minded. Many users want a check box and button to press and this fufils that function nicely.
- Download InterfaceTab @ launchpad.net/interfacetab
- Save the file to your ~/home folder (or whever you so wish)
- Right click on it and grant it ‘exeutable’ permissions
- Double click on it