Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 23rd May 2014 21:51 UTC
Gnome Remember back when GNOME and KDE dominated Linux desktops? Seems like a long time ago, doesn't it? Yet it was only three years ago, in April 2011, that GNOME 3 was released. Its radically redesigned interface shook up everyone. Some eagerly adopted it. Others left GNOME.

In this brief review I take a fresh look at GNOME today, as it's currently distributed in several popular Linux distributions.
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Edge-Flip
by softdrat on Sat 24th May 2014 00:13 UTC
softdrat
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2008-09-17

The old Red Hat 6 of fourteen years ago came with the Enlightenment window manager which implemented edge-flip, and even though it drives you batty at first, in the end I came to depend on it to manage windows in a large virtual display. No "workplace-switcher" to slow you down. Unfortunately that feature has disappeared from a default install of Gnome, and getting it back has become increasingly difficult. Gnome 3 and Unity make it basically unusable, so every machine I run has Gnome 2 in some form or other.

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RE: Edge-Flip
by Finalzone on Sat 24th May 2014 01:21 in reply to "Edge-Flip"
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

The old Red Hat 6 of fourteen years ago came with the Enlightenment window manager which implemented edge-flip, and even though it drives you batty at first, in the end I came to depend on it to manage windows in a large virtual display. No "workplace-switcher" to slow you down.

I am curious about that edge-flip, could you show an image or a video? The "workspace-switcher" is dynamic by default rather than a static four workspaces.
Gnome Shell is very usable once the users drop the mindset about the legacy Gnome 2. For you information, Gnome Classic session reproduce the layout of the old Gnome 2 (enabled by default on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7).

Edited 2014-05-24 01:21 UTC

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RE[2]: Edge-Flip
by tidux on Sat 24th May 2014 04:37 in reply to "RE: Edge-Flip"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

If the e16 edge flip he's referring to is the same as e17 edge flip, the idea is that you can scroll workspaces by moving the mouse past the edge of the screen to the left or right. I never particularly liked that feature, but to each his own.

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