Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 16:32 UTC
Gnome Not even GNOME itself could ignore the GNOME 3 criticism for much longer. "As part of the planning for the DropOrFixFallbackMode feature, we've decided that we will compile a list of supported gnome-shell extensions. This will be a small list, focused on just bringing back some central 'classic' UX elements: classic alt tab, task bar, min/max buttons, main menu. To ensure that these extensions keep working, we will release them as a tarball, just like any other module."
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RE: Comment by helf
by gfolkert on Wed 28th Nov 2012 21:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by helf"
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*continues to happily use Gnome3*

*continues to point and look and giggle at the poor user "helf".

I've never ever wanted to not use GNOME, once I switched from KDE v1.1.

I feel Gnome v1.4 was the best as far as being friendly to change what you want and how and when.

I tolerated v2.x very well for a long time.

I've switched to XFCE a long while ago before Debian forced Gnome 3 in SID.

Recently, GNOME group decided to remove options in Evolution as well. I'm getting to the point where GTK programs made by the GNOME group. I mean, removing options from programs like Evolution (specifically the setting for the amount of time the highlighted message took before it was read, I had set at 1/2 second.) Now defaults to about 2 seconds and I can't change it... as its no longer a settable option.

This single removal has cost me a lot of productivity, as I actually have to sit and wait for Evolution to mark the message read... well after I've determined what it was and the proper action for it. But the message stays UNREAD if I go forward in less then the time to mark it read.

This is *JUST ONE* of the blatant "We know what is best for you" and "Sane Defaults" mantra and other things they've done over the past years.

They have gone to far with this "14 year old Girl, Tablet Interface" thing they have forced out upon us.

Edit: Punctuation use... clarity

Edited 2012-11-28 21:52 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by helf
by Morgan on Thu 29th Nov 2012 07:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by helf"
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Edit: Punctuation use... clarity

Nope, still a bit incoherent. ;)

I tried Evolution for a while, back when it was THE email client on Ubuntu and that was my distro of choice. But I never really liked it; it tried way too hard to be Outlook and failed miserably. I went back to Claws-mail for email and borrowed Kontact from KDE for the rest of my PIM stuff (and suffered through the ugly Qt/GTK mixture).

These days my PIM and email requirements are met by The, Google, which syncs automatically with my phone. I suppose I could still use the KDE tools since they all play nicely with Google's services, but why bother? Just load up my browser and all the default tabs with Google apps make it feel like a PIM suite.

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RE[2]: Comment by helf
by SeeM on Thu 29th Nov 2012 08:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by helf"
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I have Evolution 3.6.2 and option to change time to read is still there. Do you use 3.7?

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