Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Feb 2012 23:23 UTC
Gnome "One of the things that the GNOME design crew have been focusing on recently is creating a new approach to application design for GNOME 3. We want GNOME applications to be thoroughly modern, and we want them to be attractive and a delight to use. That means that we have to do application design differently to how we've done it in the past."
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by Dasher42 on Mon 13th Feb 2012 18:40 UTC
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I don't want full screen all the time. I want easily managed tiling. If a window doesn't have a full screen's worth of information, let it go to the side. I've had Compiz-driven desktops set up to where the numeric keypad plus the Windows key put windows in a corner or along an edge. The placement on the screen mirrored the placement of the numeric keys themselves, dividing the screen into a tic-tac-toe board. Double-taps on those keys toggled 1/3rds or 2/3rds of the screen width or height. Windows-5 was full screen. Elsewhere, I eased switching between Mac and Linux desktops by keeping Windows-M for minimize and Windows-Shift-M for toggling vertical maximization.

For me, this is intuitive and super-fast. It minimizes the need for a mouse or a trackpad. Support the tablets, but don't cripple the desktop doing it!

Edited 2012-02-13 18:43 UTC

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