Linked by thesunnyk on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 22:14 UTC
Gnome "Gnome 3 has received a lot of disapproval of late, from the Gnome foundation being charged with not taking care of its users, or losing mindshare, to Gnome 3 itself being an unusable mess. I've been using Gnome 3 myself for a few months to sort the truth from the fiction, and to try and understand just how the Gnome foundation expects their newest shell to be used. I will end with some thoughts on how Gnome 3 can be improved. The review will require a fairly lengthy preface, however."
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RE: Gnome Shell
by pooo on Mon 24th Sep 2012 01:42 UTC in reply to "Gnome Shell"
pooo
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2006-04-22

How do you maintain those 4 consistent desktops? The dynamic desktops are one of the things I found intolerable about gnome3. I would put certain things on certain desktops and if I accidentally closed the last one of them, gnome would delete the desktop and I'd have to rearrange everything again.

That, and their crazy dual screen handling where one screen changes per desktop but the other is static, just didn't work with what I, as a developer, need daily out of a desktop.

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RE[2]: Gnome Shell
by david_thomson on Mon 24th Sep 2012 02:19 in reply to "RE: Gnome Shell"
david_thomson Member since:
2012-07-29

um isn't often a problem for me but something that helps is that you can drag a window into the space between two workspaces in the activities overview and it will create a new workspace in the middle.

As for the second monitor, I actually find it quite useful that it doesn't change as I have a fullscreen terminal application connected to the hardware I'm working on on my second screen. This way I can always see output from the device on one screen and compare it to source code, bug report, text file, or an email on the other screen, all without ever moving a window. It is however pretty easy to change that particular behaviour.

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RE[3]: Gnome Shell
by thesunnyk on Mon 24th Sep 2012 02:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome Shell"
thesunnyk Member since:
2010-05-21

You could still do that by making the terminal window sticky. If you wanted you could make your terminal window smaller, and put other windows on your second monitor which would change with workspaces. This could give you "half" a non-changing monitor (if you think of it that way).

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