Linked by thesunnyk on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 22:14 UTC
Gnome "Gnome 3 has received a lot of disapproval of late, from the Gnome foundation being charged with not taking care of its users, or losing mindshare, to Gnome 3 itself being an unusable mess. I've been using Gnome 3 myself for a few months to sort the truth from the fiction, and to try and understand just how the Gnome foundation expects their newest shell to be used. I will end with some thoughts on how Gnome 3 can be improved. The review will require a fairly lengthy preface, however."
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by loic on Mon 24th Sep 2012 00:00 UTC
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2012-09-23

I do beg to differ. Now that we all got huge screens, the latest fashion is to hide important stuff by default.
I mean, even my laptop has 1024p, my second screen is 24' 1600x1200, why should there only be one mighty fullscreen app on it? There is not a single website that can fill this 16/9 or 16/10 space with meaningful AND readable stuff. I don't even talk about applications in such a fullscreen environment. Give me back my tiled or tilable window manager.

I do like these workspaces concept, but why this hate with the hotspots? Do they mean to make every regular user (or average grand mother) flee while shouting about what this mess is? Make the interface explicit, stable, consistent in time. No, having an exposé mode, while practical, is by no way consistent, it's a hack and a good ole icons only taskbar does the trick. The only advantage of a exposé or alt-tab interface, is that I can have a quick look at the content.
Repeat after me: people do not like when stuff pop out of nowhere. It's confusing! And moving the cursor to a magical land should not be the way of popping up an event in a desktop. The start menu button is easy to understand 'cause when you push a button, you expect something to happen. Please don't change that single simple and efficient expectation for the desktop visual purity sake.

About the lack of separate application contexts, I do totally agree.

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