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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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RE[2]: Very nice, but......
by Karitku on Fri 25th Feb 2011 09:14 UTC 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[3]: Very nice, but......
by Neolander on Fri 25th Feb 2011 10:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Very nice, but......"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

+1. If only tabs were a standard feature of windows managers and graphics toolkits so that applications with multiple windows can be made to use a tabbed or docked layout easily...

You know, something like the tabbed windows of Safari 4 betas and recent releases of KDE, but in a much more polished way.

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RE[4]: Very nice, but......
by Elv13 on Sat 26th Feb 2011 06:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Very nice, but......"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Fluxbox, KDE and Awesome (to some hacky extent) does that that ability

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RE[3]: Very nice, but......
by pandronic on Fri 25th Feb 2011 11:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Very nice, but......"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

+1 for tabs, but not all applications support tabs.

Another problem might be if you have multiple activities using the same application (for example let's say that in my browser I have 5 tabs for one project and 5 for another). You can solve this using Tab Groups in Firefox 4 or Linux's virtual desktops (not the half-assed implementation Apple calls Spaces).

Also tabs should be provided by the OS in an unified way, not by every app in its own unique way.

Until all this is supported ... I think it's a bit premature to do away with multiple windows.

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RE[4]: Very nice, but......
by holivega on Fri 25th Feb 2011 11:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Very nice, but......"
holivega Member since:
2009-10-14

I totally agree!

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RE[3]: Very nice, but......
by phoenix on Fri 25th Feb 2011 20:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Very nice, but......"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Tabs are not a replacement for proper window management.

How do you show the content of two tabs side-by-side (or one above the other) in the same app? Very easy to do with two windows.

How do you create a 2x2 square of four tabs? Very easy to do with 4 windows.

Once you start adding those features to a tabbed interface, you are back to an MDI interface, and lose all the benefits of tabs.

A proper task manager, with proper window management (Windows 7 dwm is crap in this department), gives you the best of all worlds: windows, tabs, and tasks.

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