Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Aug 2009 20:12 UTC, submitted by kiddo
Gnome A common complaint about GNOME is that it has a certain fetish for icons. Menu entries, buttons - everything has an icon attached to it which often wastes space needlessly by making buttons larger than they need to be, as well as menus wider than they need to be. The good news (for me, at least) is that the next GNOME release will have all these icons removed.
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RE: What next?
by ParanoidAndroid on Mon 3rd Aug 2009 12:31 UTC in reply to "What next?"
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As long as GNOME devs see themeselves as all-knowing creatures they will keep doing stuff like this.
There are international guidlines to visual styles, button placement, widgets etc. These are called the usability aspects of a system. It does not make sense to invent this yourself, as GNOME is always trying. GNOME 3.0 will probably be reduced to a few dots to prevent users from becoming "overwhelmed"

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