Linked by Antonio Ospite on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:35 UTC
Gnome Antonio Ospite explores Gnome 3 in fall-back mode and tries to make it look and behave more like Gnome 2.32 again. This summer Linus Torvalds made it to the news for complaining about the gnome-shell design; Gnome fall-back mode is the solution for those like Linus who can't - or better, do not want to - use gnome-shell just yet.
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ndrw
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2009-06-30

Fud, fud, fud...


Just an opinion different of yours.

You can have any number of windows per app and it's natively supported.


Opening a new window requires a different action than opening the first one. Same for switching between windows of the same application. I want to get rid of this feature(?), where is an option to disable it?

Taskbar does exist but it is in form of exposé instead of the legacy panel with buttons. The same goes with desktop list.


None of which are visible when I need them. To see them I have to perform an additional action that disrupts my work flow. I see this design (UI modality) as a very fundamental flaw that interferes with my work instead of supporting it. Sadly, the whole desktop is constructed bottom up around modality so I guess it won't ever satisfy my needs.

The Gnome paradigm states you don't need empty desktops, and it's easy to agree with it.


My paradigm states that the mail program is on desktop 4, the browser on 5th and the communicator on 6th. Not a big thing but none the alternatives require me to retrain my muscle memory. Just another example of functionality sacrificed for glitter.

The point is, such strongly integrated desktop can be the best thing under the sun (if done right, that is with proper UI research, taking user feedback into account and adding enough options) or a nightmare if done by a bunch of narrow minded authoritative UI design wannabes.

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