Linked by Alin on Thu 24th Feb 2011 23:36 UTC
Gnome "Gnome Shell 2.91.90 was released yesterday getting some fine adjustments according to the release announcement: 'This release just about concludes user interface changes anticipated before GNOME 3.0. The only significant change we expect after this release is to add a native network indicator based on NetworkManager 0.9.' Gnome Shell 2.91.90 brings new automatic workspaces, removed minimize and maximize buttons from window titlebars, a PolicyKit authentication agent and more."
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RE[3]: Very nice, but......
by phoenix on Fri 25th Feb 2011 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Very nice, but......"
phoenix
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2005-07-11

Tabs are not a replacement for proper window management.

How do you show the content of two tabs side-by-side (or one above the other) in the same app? Very easy to do with two windows.

How do you create a 2x2 square of four tabs? Very easy to do with 4 windows.

Once you start adding those features to a tabbed interface, you are back to an MDI interface, and lose all the benefits of tabs.

A proper task manager, with proper window management (Windows 7 dwm is crap in this department), gives you the best of all worlds: windows, tabs, and tasks.

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