Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th May 2010 18:39 UTC, submitted by hotice
Gnome The problem with just about every virtual desktop implementation is just that - they're virtual. This means that beyond the ability to move windows to specific desktops, you're still looking at exactly the same desktop, no matter what virtual desktop number you switched to. A mockup for GNOME Shell is trying to take the virtual out of virtual desktop.
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by vermaden on Fri 14th May 2010 05:02 UTC
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I generally use very minimalistic window manager (openbox) and a set of apps that I use and thats it, 4 virtual desktops, I know what will launch on what desktop, order generally.

I always liked GNOME about being 'interface stable', two taskbars, Application/System menus, things were generally the same no matter if You used oldschool RHEL4 or latest Fedora/Ubuntu snapshot, as opposite to KDE4 which 'start everything over' after KDE3.

I definitely do not like all that 'forced productivity' on GNOME Shell, I do not like the whole idea of it. It looks nice on mockups and screenshots, but when You would want to focus on the real things, You would think more about 'how am I even do something here, create some project to clean wallpapers, or just browse them and delete the ones I do not like', all this overhead about doing anything in GNOME Shell, now I hit a shortcut (ALT+F1/F2/F3/F4) and I am richt on my desktop to the work when I left it to (same in metacity@GNOME), but with GNOME Shell You have to 'switch mode to workspaces/projects view, then thinks what You wanted to do, then 'at last' You actually start to do somehting.

I only hope that this can be turned off and 'classic' GNOME layout will be also available.

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