Gedit For GNOME 3.12 Receives Brand New UI
Phoronix: Gedit For GNOME 3.12 Receives Brand New UI
Gedit 3.11.2 has been released as the latest development version of GNOME's text editor in the lead-up to the GNOME 3.12 release in March. This latest version of Gedit brings a brand new user-interface to better interface with GNOME 3's human interface guidelines...
This new interface looks even more alien than my initial impression with Metro on Win 8.
Definitely going to have to take some time to get used to it.
Ugh, that's terrible. At the very least, I hope it loads faster.
I hope there's some easy way to get the classic look/feel back for those of us not drinking the "touchscreen interface on your desktop" kool-aid. If not, I'll be using a lot more mousepad/leafpad.
bye bye gedit ...
I doubt it. Evince has this new interface for some time now, and there is no way to get the old style menu back.
Originally Posted by DanL
Honestly, what was wrong with gedit's old interface? First they did this with nautilus, and now gedit? Come on gnome... Instead of making changes on stuff and that really don't require changes, how about to you add back the ability to set your wallpaper directory in the wallpaper preferences, or the gastly idea of bringing back the ability to remove items from nautilus side panel / favorites bar without having to edit configs and such?
And how about an optition to disable gnome shell's full screen start menu and not just hiding it?
Forget it, Gnome is too far gone.
Huh. I haven't followed GNOME at all, but these screenshots look eerily similar to the MS Office interface (big open menu button at the top left, a few small extra buttons integrated directly into the window decoration at the top right etc.). I'm not sure why anyone would think that's a good idea.
I like GNOME, and I like simplicity, but wow. Gedit was completely fine as it was.
I'm actually one of the few that liked Gnome 3 and Gnome shell(with extensions) but these recent UI changes are terrible to me.
Beyond any functional issues I have with it, the top menubar/window decorations in Gnome 3.10+ are hideous.
Custom themes can somewhat fix that but Gnome developers are almost hostile to theming with the constant breakage.
Maybe I am the only one, but I do like the new interface. Looks less cluttered. Reminds me a bit of Sublime Text perhaps? Gnome is moving to the new interface guidelines (that's why gedit has changed). I see many ideas from the Mac world (top menu, no file/edit/about menu in the same screen, few buttons, big tabs, etc.).