Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 21:49 UTC
Editorial "I used KDE as my primary desktop from 1996 through 2006, when I installed the GNOME version of Ubuntu and found that I liked it better than the KDE desktop I'd faced every morning for so many years. Last January, I got a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop and decided to install Kubuntu on it, but within a few weeks, I went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE, or just that I have become so accustomed to GNOME that it's hard for me to give it up?"
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Now from what I read about dragging with the middle mouse button in Gnome, they have a nice solution for that (one I didn't realize until now, despite using Gnome for a few months now). I'd be satisfied with that for linking, though I'm left with the question of visibility, given that I had no idea that option was there.

I totally agree! This is just as bad as the hidden "link here" menu item in KDE, in fact its even worse as it is assigned to the middle button, and many people doesnt have three button mice.

However the idea of just getting the menu, when you actually need it (just like in windows) is good.

What GNOME and KDE should do is to make it possible to create links from the application menu. E.g. they could introduce a "Paste Link" menu item in the edit menu so that people could use "Copy" and "Paste Link" actions to create links.

Naturally, Gnome could keep the current middle button drag menu as an extra short cut for powerusers with thre button mice. It is a very nice short cut for those who know about it.

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