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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RE: Everything hidden
by thesunnyk on Mon 24th Sep 2012 01:31 UTC in reply to "Everything hidden"
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"my second screen is 24' 1600x1200, why should there only be one mighty fullscreen app on it?"

I completely agree. I was fully expecting to hate fullscreen apps, but I didn't. An "app" used to mean something relatively simple with small windows (think "terminal") but the new idea for an "app" is something integrated (think IDE, like Eclipse)

As for "the fashion", I think it is perhaps because of these gigantic screens that people are looking to simplify the desktop. The "problem" is that you have these constant distractions pulling your eye and having you subconsciously thinking about them. Originally this was a UI thing of other applications "pulling focus" from the one you're working on, but it's going deeper into even showing you things that you shouldn't care about right now so you don't get into addictive behaviour patterns like constantly checking your email.

I had some trouble with your second last paragraph, so forgive me if I understood you wrong.

I care about productivity above all. In the end, you could "it's confusing" your way to skeuomorphism, and you'd probably end up with something far more like iOS. The thing to remember is, there is no button.

And you know Kung Fu.

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