Gnome Control Center on i3wm

Running gnome-control-center in i3 session

Here is the issue: I’m running i3 on the desktop, but still need to have GNOME Evolution to do some system configurations more easily. Evolution is configured in GNOME Controll Center, but unfortunately GNOME control center wouldn’t start properly in a bare i3 session. The solution is easy: env XDGCURRENTDESKTOP=GNOME gnome-control-center.

It’s also worth creating an alias for that command

 alias settings='XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=GNOME gnome-control-center'

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