Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 2nd Jul 2013 21:04 UTC
Editorial Like many of you, I've been watching the big changes in user interfaces over the past few years, trying to make sense of them all. Is there a common explanation for the controversies surrounding the Windows 8 UI and Unity? Where do GNOME 3, KDE, Cinnamon, and MATE fit in? This article offers one view.
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RE[2]: Ubuntu Unity
by reduz on Sun 7th Jul 2013 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu Unity"
reduz
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If you use the mouse, you can click on other windows if they're visible - otherwise you just flick the mouse to the corner, the windows shrink and re-arrange to show you what's there, and you click on the one you want.


I'm counting about 10 apps open at the moment, many look similar (pidgin/xchat/terminal). Sometimes I just go do something quick in the terminal and go back to the IDE, or check irc briefly.

In a regular desktop, you can automate this task mentally very easilly, just go click the app icon.

On Gnome 3, you need to think and figure out which of the windows that look similar is the one you want, each time. It is clearly more bothersome, without any need for it. I can understand some users might be fine and fit their workflow to it, but it is clearly not for everyone.

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