What Linux Users Are Saying About GNOME In 2012
901: I do, but I guess they don't give a fuck now, do they?
902: Get rid of the resource hog known as compiz! There has to be a better solution to achieve the same goal(s). Or, at least have a single-click option to configure gnome2,3,... to turn off all eye-candy and have gnome configured for best performance (lowest resource usage).
903: The dock and ExposÃ© ripoffs are both very inefficient to use compared to what was in Gnome 2. Finding out what's running, where it's running, switching between things, and getting the right window to open are a lot more time-consuming than they have any right to be. Cut down on clicks required to accomplish common tasks. Especially cut down on cursor travel distance. It's ridiculous that if you wish to perform multiple tasks from Overview, you need to hit overview, watch the animation, click on something, watch the animation as you're taken out of Overview, and then repeat the whole process for each item in the list.
904: I would like to see the classical window manager (windows lists, with minimize, maximize, etc) on my desktop and more cofigurable options with default gnome installation (theming, panelns, etc).
905: Gnome 3 is great, I really like it.
906: GNOME's default creamy white theme is ugly and wastes screen space. Also, there needs to be some option to see open windows ala windows or unity without going to the gnome shell.
907: I love the compositor in GNOME. NO tearing!
908: I would like the option to specify what the computer does when on critical battery. At the moment GNOME power manager can either:
909: Yes, bring back GNOME2 now!!!
910: Not any more. I have given up on gnome :(
911: You are doing great job. Please ignore the conservative whiners.
912: go go go!!!
913: most things can be added with extensions like minimize maximize BUT those should come standard I like the extensions idea but not for common sense things.
914: Bring back gnome2. Reduce dependencies. More configuration options. Better thunderbird support. Less buggy nautilus.
915: Imho, the goal of having a full suite of applications might be spreading the resources too thin. I would rather see a lot of effort poured into a few, very useful and differentiating projects. Empathy, for example, was given a huge boost in usefulness with its gnome-shell notifications tie-in. Why not direct resources to really fleshing out empathy and telepathy to fill in the huge feature gaps? File transfer immediately comes to mind.
916: have a zeitgeist plugin to search for files.
917: There are clear improvements using gnome-shell, but it makes me losing time to launch a command, some parts of the menu should be available directly in the shell (recently used, last apps, ...).
918: Design choises you made are not good for the working flow. More clicks, more "mouse-way" to do ~ and if you rly polish your DE, then please use more // better gfx ( vector ).
919: The fixation with "sane defaults" is wrong on both counts. "Default" implies that changes can be made, but one of the persistent criticisms of GNOME 3 is the significant reduction in the ability to make changes. "Sane" implies useful for most people, but given the criticisms, this is obviously not true. Therefore, the non-defaults are not sane.
920: Bring back standard desktop features.
921: yes, Activities is cool but, if I'm working with more than one window and have to switch between all the time - it's a cluttered interface.
923: In general please make multimonitor and window tiling easier to work with.
924: I understand that it was time to start over with a new version. But you eliminated too many features. I would get Gnome 3 and send some money if some of the features were restored.
925: I do enjoy the emphasis and focus being put on UX, etc... but there is a fine line between simplifying an application, and removing features.
926: Better performance for the window overview; quicker default animations; easier configuration framework for extension development.
927: Just let the possibility to configure the Gnome to the traditional way for the user who need efficiency, because I tried Gnome 3, Unity, I saw Windows 8, and I cannot work with it, just like I never used KDE because GNOME was much faster, stable and interface was on my way. Nobody want eye candy hell with touchy posibilities. I use Linux with Gnome from the time when we had RH5 and Slackware. I use the computers for software development, Web development, CAD design etc. I cannot agree with you that the Gnome 3 way is better for my needs than clasic desktop design. I tried really but I`m not satisfied. If I must, I would rather work under LXDE, or even Fluxbox or similar. Just give the people to choose the system funcionality!
928: First off, listen to your users. Without your users, Gnome is not even relevant.
929: I came from a MS windows desktop to gnome2 and was very happy with the amount of configuration options. After upgrading to gnome3 I was surprised at the lack of system preferences, themes, and GUI configuration options (I really miss them). I have a 120hz monitor and cannot set the refresh rate in the GUI. This isn't a difficult change to make in terminal, but what exactly was the decision for this. Was it left out or was there a decision to not include this option. Why can users not change the default behavior for system shutdown.
930: Fuck you and your apple wannabe attitude
931: Reduce the system requirements for Gnome. It's so heavy that on relatively recent systems it's a bit laggy, especially when viewing the 'app drawer'. It's really pretty, but the lag kind of ruins it, especially when I can get a far more responsive xfce desktop set up. Also, please bring back more of the advanced functionality. I know one can install the tweaking tool, but even then the customizability just isn't there that there was from version 2. Overall though, it looks really good and I am very pleased with the interface. it is a very ingenious design I think.
932: Look at Mint's work with Cinnamon; ignore Unity
933: A better integration in ubuntu.
934: GNOME is the worst designed desktop environment to ever exist.
935: Xfce is just thousand times better enviornmewnt
936: GNOME 3.x has surely brought a lot of changes. A lot of people didn't fully understand the new paradigm at first, but that is quite normal. I, myself, was not happy with the new interface at the beginning and couldn't manage to do my work as fast as I did in GNOME 2.x. I have been using Unity and XFCE for a long time now, but I'm slowly moving to pure GNOME again. That is because I have the impression that GNOME has reached a good level of maturity and stability, not to mention its extremely useful core features.
937: KDE added a "mobile" version in addition to a standard desktop version. Windows 7 is a great office productivity solution as opposed to Windows 8. GNOME3 is just GNOME3. It has reminded me about how much I prefer simplicity. Easy example: such as my applications just existing in one space and not zooming focus or have to be "gestured" back simply because I started another task. (I HATE THAT.) If I was flicking around the screen with my finger and no mouse, I would definitely support GNOME3. In fact, that's what I tell my peers. Nothing replaces GNOME2 adequately without hacks, except maybe one of the forks. The only reason I'm using it now is because I have a netbook running Debian Squeeze.
938: I'm welcoming the design work put into the new GNOME first-party apps, but I would like to see more incentives towards third-party developers. GNOME absolutely needs them to help free software grow. I would like to see any free app run well under GNOME, even if it's made with Qt, HTML5 or Granite.
939: It would be great if GNOME Shell supported 4-way tiling/anchoring (to the corners) as well as the current 2-way left/right tiling.
940: I have given up on the stupid arrogant GNOME
941: make graphical window switching easier.
942: Keep up the good work!
943: good touch support in GTK and Clutter
944: Don't take away functionality
945: Improve PR. And improve availability of themes / plugins /addons. I would also like for Gnome to be the default desktop in Ubuntu. Fight for it ;)
946: Keep it up, guys! And focus more on desktop please :)
947: By moving to Gnome 3 you have removed the option for Gnome to exist/expand on corporate desktop's
948: Gnome 3 improving all the time. Keep it going.
949: Keep doing the great job!
950: Gnome 3.6 isnt too much different from previous Gnome version but you really screwed up the notification tray :) Icons there are too huge,program icons look too small in it,I needed to edit system files to reduce their size,please make them the same size as they were in Gnome 3.4 and enable the possibility of raising the tray like in Gnome 3.4 by pulling the mouse to the bottom of the screen.Also icons in the launcher tend to be too small when you have lots of programs there,you should make them larger and make the launcher scrollable (similar to Unity) but it is not a big issue.What you must do is integrate search through zeitgeist in Gnome 3.8 (I read you are already planning to do exactly that),the only thing keeping me from using Gnome all the time (I mostly use Unity) is the Unity dash search,Unity provides easy access to programs and files on my computer through dash and its zeitgeist backend.Also it shows the list of recent applications and files,you might want to integrate that too.Unity is clunky and unergonomic and has its share of flaws but dash search is just too great for me to leave it,if you integrate that in Gnome 3.8 I am switching to Gnome permanently.And please integrate more themes with Gnome :)
951: gnome's too huge ..
952: I think that the biggest problem is that we left Gnome2 which is very customizable to something that is completely rigid compare to the previous version. But things are going better and better , I hope it will change soon.
953: Please make a version of shell without the stupid, over the top, slow, badly supported composited effects. Something clean, simple and _fast_ would be nice.
954: For me, Gnome 3 is really an improvement from Gnome 2. Gnome 3 have changed the way I work with my computer.
955: Performance is really poor on my desktop, and worse on my netbook, Gnome appears to hemorrhage ram and occasionally forces my desktop to lock up as it starts swapping. Fix the ram leaks and gnome 3 would be perfect, I don't care if it starts with more ram and stays steady, but starting with a tiny amount of ram and then gobbling the rest up is not good.
956: Try and reduce dependencies on right click and mouse overs (don't remove them, just make sure they are not the only easy way).
957: My applications are my main focus, not the shell. Make it simple to launch applications and then stay out of the way like Enlightenment or Awesome does. I don't want or need fancy effects.
958: Keep going. It's better then Unity.
959: Cinnamon, merge please.
960: I am running GNOME 3.6 via Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10.
961: Stop trying to oversimplify!
962: Please add more options for configure the desktop
963: Stop trying to out-design Apple. Do something that works for users, but might not win awards. I am a developer and I need my desktop environment to be productive.
964: Include well-maintained window list AND tray extensions to bring back 99% of the missing functionality of GNOME2. This allows us to use BOTH the nice new GNOME3 interface but still have those useful GNOME2 features.
965: Please remove the dead-space in the theme, i relly want usefull pixels!
966: Stop removing features!
967: While GNOME 3 takes time to get used to, and can be seen as an improvement over the older version, the main crux of Linux is to have an OS that can be fully customized. By taking that away, it seems the GNOME project flies right in the face of that spirit.
968: don't remove any nautilus useful features -___- please..
969: First the good things: I never tried GNOME after April 2011, the start of "modern" Linux-DE age. Now that I have the chance to try it, I must say that it's by far the fastest. Good job.
970: Keep up the good work ! Be carful with Public relation...
971: I view GNOME3 as a completely new product. I would like to keep using the existing GNOME2 for as long as it suits me better. I manage this by sticking with GNOME2 on gentoo stable, and with MATE on fedora. The great thing about GNOME, is that GNOME2 still beats the socks off KDE, XFCE and all the others.
972: The activities menu shouldn't take all the screen, it's a bit nerving. And it should have more functions, like search in documents and web applications (dropbox, etc, ...) Anyway, I really love Gnome and wish you the best! Keep up the good work!
973: Stop pretending there are just "a few" users complaining. Please study the most successful open source projects and discover why they are actually successful, then learn from them.
974: keep up the good work, there are users that can understand that a new DE is not created over night, hell E17 took 12 years or so...
975: Too many click needed. No tiled window management ...
976: Put in a decent dock. Docks are useful. Without a dock, a cannot see what's running. I cannot rely on opening the shell to see what's going on. It's just plain bad usability.
977: I would like to say please don't be disparaged by all the negativity - I understand the friction; clearly Gnome Shell is a complete step change from the 90s desktop and wasn't going to replace GNOME 2.x seamlessly and without complaint from everybody.
978: While some recent additions make using gnome a little harder to use, overall it's heading in a good direction.
979: After some adaptation period, I find the new interface easier and much more pleasurable to use. Keep up the good work!
980: Keep going in the current way: they listen to feedback but they also avoid swinging like a flag in the wind.
981: Overall, I would say that I really like GNOME 3, with the exception that I miss certain functionality from GNOME 2, but the new UI is overall much better and allows me to do my work faster.
982: Please listen to your user base. By alienating and ignoring requests you are only pushing people to try other desktop environments.
983: I think it would be good if the GNOME environment could continue to improve while still allowing the underlying technologies to integrate well with other desktop environments (or even custom setups).
984: i recommend anyone to not use gnome! i recommend LXDE and suggest to look at Enlightenment.
985: Do not force people to use 3D acceleration.
986: Please dont be like windows 8 !!!!
987: 1) keep up the good work!
988: Personally, I would prefer that Gnome be kept Desktop centric and this includes Laptops; not focusing so much on touch interfaces.
989: I like both gnome-shell and unity, both have awesome features. I tried gnome-shell for weeks and I had some issues with the gnome notifications and I miss the launcher where I can quickly switch between applications. Maybe it is an Ubuntu issue. I don't know.
990: - Radical UI changes should be tested in a usability study before being forced on all users.
991: Improve gedit please,
992: Listen to your users, not your designers. You are doing desktop software, not graphics software.
993: Please listen to the users! The lack of vertical alignment of desktop icons is an annoying problem, which hasn't been tackled for about 3 - 4 years, eventhough more than 75% of the GNOME user-base want to have a perfect grid on the desktop, just like Windows 7 / XFCE. I'm currently using Cinnamon, which takes away alot of "GNOME-pain" - but it still heavily relies on GNOME and isn't matured yet (for production) - gonna change to XFCE soon. I know it's hard to do things that others want and not what you want, but to bring GNOME forward, I think it's the only way to listen to us.
994: Please lose the focus on tablets to the *exclusion* of your traditional desktop users.
995: When I started using GNOME 3, I was very pleased with it. There were a lot of things missing from GNOME 2, sure, but with major overhauls this is expected. My expectation was that you would be adding things back to the GNOME 3 environment as things got more stable. However, I've seen the exact opposite happen! You've removed a lot to get to GNOME 3.0, and instead of adding things back, you're removing what little there is left!
996: Please add download links to Gnome-shell's extensions.
997: Please please switch back the button order of [OK] and [Cancel].
998: Don't forget about us HPC guys that control clusters of headless Linux systems from a single Gnome terminal. Being able to have several gnome-sessions and toolbars up at once is extremely useful.
999: The launcher integrated with active windows is just brilliant. The latest version of gnome shell is in Ubuntu is so slow that I changed to luna
1000: I used to use the Gnome 2 panels with XMonad as the window manager, but that type of use case is likely to be impossible with the removal of fallback mode (which is how I integrate XMonad with Gnome in my Ubuntu 12.04 installs).
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