Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Oct 2005 22:01 UTC
Gnome Here is a list of usability issues concerning GNOME. "Some time ago I decided to note everything that didn't make sense to me while using Hoary/Breezy with GNOME, or what I thought could be implemented better. I found the time to go through the list again, clarifying somt things and writing some use cases where each problem applies. Some of these might seem very nitpicky, but details are important too."
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RawMustard
Member since:
2005-10-10

Is a usability nightmare, metacity is so lame in the way it handles window positions, I feel like sticking a fork in my eyes so I can't use a computer anymore ;)

Just try and use Gnome with two large lcd's or a new wide screen lcd and see how long before you feel the same way.

I won't even bother with all of its other shortcoming, they have been beaten to death for far too long now.

And what's worse, is soon as someone say's somthing derogatory about Gnome, the comments are modded down or you're ridiculed to death or called a troll.

Wake up you Gnome Devs, you've been sitting on your fat arses patting yourselves on the back for far too long. It's about time you actually did something constructive like actually make Gnome uasable without feeling you need to stick a fork in your eyes!

Oh and it's about time Totem was either sent to the depest, darkest, depths of hell or actually made to play a media file! - It's 2006 nearly, my phone can play movies better and its only 2 months old ;)

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monkeyhead Member since:
2005-07-11

Wake up you Gnome Devs, you've been sitting on your fat arses patting yourselves on the back for far too long. It's about time you actually did something constructive like actually make Gnome uasable without feeling you need to stick a fork in your eyes!

Maybe they're sitting around patting themseles on the back because of the happy gnome users like myself. And obviously there are lots more of us that are pretty happy if we've developed this vast secret conspiracy to strike down any negative views of gnome found on the internet. heh...

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

And obviously there are lots more of us that are pretty happy

Either that or you've got yourself in the attitude of seeing everything through some spectacular rose-tinted glasses. And no, there can't be that many of you considering that you're using consistently the second most popular open source desktop.

if we've developed this vast secret conspiracy to strike down any negative views of gnome found on the internet. heh...

That would be many of the developers.

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kelvin Member since:
2005-07-06

Just try and use Gnome with two large lcd's or a new wide screen lcd and see how long before you feel the same way.

I've been using GNOME in a Xinerama setting every day for the past two years, and it works fine. I find the Metacity window placements excellent, and the only issue I have is that Nautilus opens new windows straddled across the monitors. What problems have you had?

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