Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Feb 2012 23:23 UTC
Gnome "One of the things that the GNOME design crew have been focusing on recently is creating a new approach to application design for GNOME 3. We want GNOME applications to be thoroughly modern, and we want them to be attractive and a delight to use. That means that we have to do application design differently to how we've done it in the past."
Thread beginning with comment 506870
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Small screens not welcome
by kragil on Mon 13th Feb 2012 00:08 UTC in reply to "Big screens not welcome"
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

I tried Gnome 3.0 and 3.2 on my netbook and it wastes screen realestate left and right.
LXDE with very little tuning does a ten times better job.

So it sucks for big screens and small screens.

Reply Parent Score: 7

RE: Small screens not welcome
by Delgarde on Mon 13th Feb 2012 00:37 in reply to "Small screens not welcome"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

So it sucks for big screens and small screens.


Don't confuse this with current Gnome - the current 3.x series works just fine on a big screen, but this idea of maximising windows by default is just absurd for such systems.

I've not tried G3 on a netbook - where does the wastage come from? The actual shell takes up very little space (just the top panel) - I'm guessing the problem is the excessive amount of padding in the default widget theme?

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: Small screens not welcome
by ephracis on Mon 13th Feb 2012 19:19 in reply to "Small screens not welcome"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Can't agree more. Screenwasting seem to be the new thing. I can see the need for large margins and paddings when we have finger input but for mouse?

Here I am with two 24" screens, I can have many many windows open at the same time, and when I read the new Gnome 3 guidelines they talk about preferring maximized windows... Guess I'm old school when I prefer tiling WMs.

Reply Parent Score: 4