Linked by Alin on Thu 24th Feb 2011 23:36 UTC
Gnome "Gnome Shell 2.91.90 was released yesterday getting some fine adjustments according to the release announcement: 'This release just about concludes user interface changes anticipated before GNOME 3.0. The only significant change we expect after this release is to add a native network indicator based on NetworkManager 0.9.' Gnome Shell 2.91.90 brings new automatic workspaces, removed minimize and maximize buttons from window titlebars, a PolicyKit authentication agent and more."
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Very nice, but......
by obsidian on Fri 25th Feb 2011 06:08 UTC
obsidian
Member since:
2007-05-12

....why did they have to remove the minimise and maximise buttons? Was that really necessary?

Please, Gnome devs, at least give users the *option* of having those buttons! That is all I ask.
Surely that is not too much to ask - those buttons are *control items*, not just fripperies.

I use Gnome now (on Ubuntu) and it took a while to get used to having the buttons at the top-left instead of the top-right, but at least that is *much* better than not having them at all......

Anyway, apart from this, the appearance is very nice!

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RE: Very nice, but......
by pandronic on Fri 25th Feb 2011 07:28 in reply to "Very nice, but......"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

there is nowhere to minimize a window because Gnome Shell doesn't have a window list like the old Gnome panels


WTF? This trend of not having a proper window list bugs me to no end. For this I simply loathe the Mac OS X dock and the default Win7 taskbar behavior. If that wasn't enough, now Gnome has to join the "hip" party.

How am I suppose to work with two windows of the same application?

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RE[2]: Very nice, but......
by Karitku on Fri 25th Feb 2011 09:14 in reply to "RE: Very nice, but......"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12


How am I suppose to work with two windows of the same application?

Tabs GranPa, Tabs. It's time to say good by multiple windows of same programs.

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RE[2]: Very nice, but......
by sorpigal on Fri 25th Feb 2011 11:55 in reply to "RE: Very nice, but......"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Silly user! No one needs to work with two windows from the same application! Or, if you need that you can click extra times! It's not as if convenience for common use cases like this is as important as following an artist's mockup that looks pretty.

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RE[2]: Very nice, but......
by kaiwai on Sat 26th Feb 2011 06:09 in reply to "RE: Very nice, but......"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Easy, right click on the icon and select from the list - is it really that hard? really?

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