Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:56 UTC, submitted by Dart
Linux When GNOME did its version 3 and Ubuntu came up with Unity, the popularity of Linux Mint sky-rocketed, because they stuck with GNOME 2.32. The Mint team has been working on their next version for a while now, and today, they first unveiled what they're working on. There's good news - the team is working on making GNOME 3 likeable. Their question for this release: "How do we make people like Gnome 3? And what do we provide as an alternative to those who still do not want to change?"
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Comment by frood
by frood on Sat 5th Nov 2011 14:14 UTC
frood
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2005-07-06

I actually like Gnome 3, although it did take me a couple of weeks to get the hang of it.

It reminds me of when I bought an iBook G3 way back when. It ran 10.3 and I was coming from a Gnome background. It feels strange to alt-tab between applications rather than windows; to hide windows rather than minimise and the same issues appear with Gnome 3.

My tips are :

1) Middle click on the title bar to send the window to the back.
2) Use the alt-middle button to resize windows easily.
3) Alt-backtick switches between windows of the same application. Alt-tab swaps between applications.
4) Make good use of workspaces. On the "Activities" screen you can drag and drop windows to new workspaces. A very powerful and useful feature.
5) Keyboard shortcuts are your friends.

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