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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Hmmm, weird
by vodoomoth on Mon 28th Feb 2011 14:24 UTC
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I'm curious to know how life on a desktop without a window list, a maximize button and a minimize button feels like. I think I would hate it but I don't plan on finding out.

Why do developers/designers seem to NEED to make changes? Even without a window list or a dock where to recover minimized windows from, a minimize button would have equated the "hide" option on Mac OS X; that would have been useful. Sometimes, even if it's rare for me, people maximize windows. I often found myself hitting F11 in Opera lately for badly designed/coded pages. Moreover the link they gave in their announcement message about these buttons is broken...

The message, found at, makes it even less justifiable in my eyes (but I'm not an insider).

As to the Power Off option disappearing in favor of a Suspend option (which, according to a previous commenter, is problematic on some BIOS implementations), beyond the pointlessness that the author of the linked article sees, it seems even incomprehensible to me. But once again, I'm not an insider and I can only guess that the designers and coders in the Gnome team have studied their users' habits.

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