Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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There is no easy and fast way to see what apps are running.

For those who need it, I think it would be nice to provide the dash (?) or similar panel on the desktop and autohide it using some "intellihide" algorithm. AFAIK, there is already work on such a dock extension:

If such a solution is inadequate, I would suggest using one of the many fine separate panels available, such as Avant Window Navigator or similar.

Access to menu is slow and absolutely inconvenient - move mouse to corner, then select applications, then try to find your application among all the icons - it is very confusing even computer-literate users.

Nah, it can also be blazing fast. Hit Win/Meta/Mod4 key and you can start typing the name of the application even before you see the search window.

I have very constuctive idea: look at the long list of features removed and implement them all. Here are just few of them, for start:
1. Make panel configurable and movable
2. Bring back all those gnome applets
3. Make things confirurable.
4. Bring back launchers
5. Make normal fallback mode, which really has features of Gnome2, not the same useless interface, but also ugly.

Yeah I too wish that those dash icons were launchers that I could right click and configure the commands for. But this is a minor speed bump for me. If these are essential to you, I suggest you stick to Gnome 2 for the foreseeable future. I am sure it will be maintained for a while or perhaps even forked by those who care for it.

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