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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Comment by zizban
by zizban on Thu 29th Nov 2012 19:24 UTC
zizban
Member since:
2005-07-06

I just tried Gnome 3 on fedora 18 beta. I hadn't used it since it was first released. The one thing that struck me was the number of mouse clicks to do anything. Click on "Activities" to get an overview of your open window, then click again to select a window. I don't see how this superior to a task list at the bottom of the screen.

To find an app not in your launcher, you have to click "Activities" then click on the little boxes at the bottom to see all installed apps (this may not be a feature in previous of Gnome). Or you can click up in "search" and type.

To see your desktops, move your mouse to the right side of the screen and click on the desktop you want.

This a lot of clicking and mouse movement. This environment would be great for a tablet but for a desktop? I'm not sure.

That said, I don't find Gnome 3 hard to use, I just notice all the mouse movements and button clicking. Gnome 3 definitely has it's own way of doing things.

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RE: Comment by zizban
by Kitty on Thu 29th Nov 2012 22:25 in reply to "Comment by zizban"
Kitty Member since:
2005-10-01

I don't like the workspace placement either, but a few suggestions will cut down the number of actions easily
1) you don't really need to click the activity button, just hit the very corner with the pointer or
2) hit the super ( windows) key to open the overview, and then
3) you don't need to click on the search box, just start typing right away and press enter to launch the first result, or use cursor keys/ mouse to select one of the filtered items
So it's basically like gnome-do for launching ( hit a key, start typing, press enter ), and a single click to launch from your favorite apps or to select a window exposé-like.
I actually find that quite good, just don't get me started on the alt-tab navigation. Now that's clumsy.

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RE[2]: Comment by zizban
by Hiev on Thu 29th Nov 2012 22:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by zizban"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I actually find that quite good, just don't get me started on the alt-tab navigation. Now that's clumsy.

I like the new alt-tab, cause using alt+(the key above tab) will switch only betwen the windows of the same application.

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RE[2]: Comment by zizban
by zizban on Fri 30th Nov 2012 13:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by zizban"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

Ah, those do make it a lot easier. Maybe Gnome should have some sort of introductory tutorial?

I am using 3.6 and it's the first version of Gnome 3 I've liked. Its not a bad environment to work in and I am using it daily as my main PC is in repair.

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