Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 16:32 UTC
Gnome Not even GNOME itself could ignore the GNOME 3 criticism for much longer. "As part of the planning for the DropOrFixFallbackMode feature, we've decided that we will compile a list of supported gnome-shell extensions. This will be a small list, focused on just bringing back some central 'classic' UX elements: classic alt tab, task bar, min/max buttons, main menu. To ensure that these extensions keep working, we will release them as a tarball, just like any other module."
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by zizban on Thu 29th Nov 2012 19:24 UTC
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I just tried Gnome 3 on fedora 18 beta. I hadn't used it since it was first released. The one thing that struck me was the number of mouse clicks to do anything. Click on "Activities" to get an overview of your open window, then click again to select a window. I don't see how this superior to a task list at the bottom of the screen.

To find an app not in your launcher, you have to click "Activities" then click on the little boxes at the bottom to see all installed apps (this may not be a feature in previous of Gnome). Or you can click up in "search" and type.

To see your desktops, move your mouse to the right side of the screen and click on the desktop you want.

This a lot of clicking and mouse movement. This environment would be great for a tablet but for a desktop? I'm not sure.

That said, I don't find Gnome 3 hard to use, I just notice all the mouse movements and button clicking. Gnome 3 definitely has it's own way of doing things.

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