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What Linux Users Are Saying About GNOME In 2012

Michael Larabel

Published on 18 December 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 10 - 66 Comments

101: Integrate the "Native Window Placement" plugin directly to the shell since it's a huge improvement.
Get rid of Evolution in favor of better dedicated apps (i'm using Geary Mail right now). It's a huge bloat.
Add a true Wayland support for gnome-shell.
Improve the shell theme. It's not so beautiful right now.

Thank you for your hard work.

102: i think it's better to release the Gnome 2 for the latest linux kernel

103: 1. More, easily accessible configuration. we're living in a gui era for crying out laud. (i don't want to hack the source to change the fucking font...)
2. Gnome extensions site is probably the smartest thing gnome team did in 3.X. WE NEED A SIMILAR SITE FOR shell themes!!!
3. we need a mechanism that would synchronize extensions and themes between PC, laptops, etc...
4. Implement Gnome documents, gnome Music as g. shell overlay (you build the tools so use it!)
5. Take a look at unity leans an LEARN.
6. Please, can we FINALY ditch evolution (Gmail and facebook basically killed off most -read ALL- email clients, the rest of the world uses outlook anyway.) for a small, fast, stand alone app for calendar and task? OR at least separate the them so we can use something else without loosing basic shell functionality?
7. Zeitgeist.

104: Please stop pretending everyone is using a laptop.
Hot spots (hot corner, edge tile etc) should be opt-in not opt-out, and definitely not mandatory.
Instead of removing features, make them opt-in.
Survey your users.

105: Improve shell theme. The font size of panel is too big. Improve adwaita theme and the folder icons are that in my opinion awfull.

106: Please make it fully customizable.

107: I was a user from the beginning. I supported Ximian and Gnome by purchasing software preview, wore shirts and hats and advocated the desktop to anyone that would listen.

I stopped using Gnome with the launch of Gnome 3. In fact the experience drove me back to using Windows. I have tried several times to use the new Gnome 3, and honestly hate it more than I hate Windows 8, which is really saying something.

I have started looking at using Linux again full time, but at this point I will not even look at or recommend any desktop using GTK because of the Gnome developers attitude towards its users and other desktops using the GTK libraries.

At least KDE doesn't suck to much. Still miss the simple elegance of Gnome 2 though. But at this point I honestly don't think any of this matters. I wont ever use Gnome 3 or 4 or 5, you lost this user for life.

108: 1) Stop trying to make all-in-one tablet and PC desktop. Working with touchscreen is totally different than mouse and keyboard and what seems good for one is pain for the other. I cannot use GNOME Shell without a bunch of extensions.

2) Don't remove functionality just because you think it would be better. I really don't like what you did with Nautilus in 3.6, especially with path bar. How can I copy or change current path? Let the users configure things in options panel, not by making them choose linux distro with some fork of GNOME.

109: GNOME is a good DE, thanks for that.

Good Contunation GNOME Team.

110: I've used Unity since it's initial rollout last year. In September, I switched to Gnome 3.6 and haven't looked back. Gnome 3.6 is fast, stable and well organized. It has all the good parts of Unity, without the bad parts.

I appreciate the pains taken to 'hide' functionality, exposing only the bits that are most useful on a regular basis.

111: please work on extensions management. Otherwise I'm looking forward to 3.8

112: The once universal "system tray" area has become too fragmented, now requiring developers to target Unity and Gnome Shell separately. Now Ubuntu is working on creating an SDK, I really wish Gnome could come to some kind of compatibility with Unity's notification area and quick list features so developers don't have to do extra work to target both. I'm just afraid Unity will win more often than not with ubiquity of Ubuntu, and deprive Gnome users of nice integration experience.

113: Yes, fuck you. You're idiots (sorry for the ones that are not).
Stop copying Mac OS and make everything touch friendly. And stop pushing developers on using GTK3. I don't have a touch screen or a tablet and I don't always have internet to search where the fucking shutdown button is. Even a 10 year old would do a better job than you.

114: Please integrate some sort of dock (ala docky) at the bottom of the screen for task switching or notifications without having to use the super key or alt tab to view running application windows. Split view return in nautilus is sorely missed.

Excellent search integration; I'm in love with it. Composited graphics accelerated by AMD Catalyst/FGLRX and OSS Radeon drivers is nearly flawless. Thank you for the great work :)

115: Please do not remove the fallback option!!!

I am professional video editor and for me time is money. I use ubuntu 12.04 the Piranha 7 and Ardour 3 with RME audio interfaces. Unity is such a disaster from a workflow perspective that I need to use the fallback session. The fallback session is three steps back from the configurability that I had in Gnome version 2.

I can tell you that the new interface requires more clicks for navigation and is less configurable. An interface should allow you to do what is needed with the least amount of effort. It should NOT require visual real estate to accomplish this. The GUI should melt into background and NOT be in your face.

I don't want to search for my apps. In version 2 they were part of the menu. I know where they are.

I do not need an interface that abstracts menus or where files are located. This tendency to minimize the interface is fine for tablets. For the desktop, however, it is very bad. In all my projects I organize everything (video clips, images, sound files) in folders in locations and drives that I configure. I can copy my project folders to an external drive and take it to any post production house in the US and still be able to work. I know exactly where all my assets are and requires LESS time to find what I need. The ability to search is fine, but it should not be the only modality to find and organize files.

116: GNOME project severely lacks manpower, so some problems wrt removal of advanced functions, stale bugreports are quite understandable.

117: include some of the extensions functionality! like music player in the top bar and so on.
Also, there is no really good media player that also does syncing, searching covers.

118: I'm currently using cinnamon because it feels more like how gnome 3 should have looked. I know gnome 3 is far down the development chain now but it would be nice for cinnamon to become part of official gnome and give users the option of gnome-shell or cinnamon. I feel like gnome-shell would be great on my tablet but it is unwieldly on my workstation.

My major problem with gnome 3 is switching windows and getting notifications. I find having to hit the top left corner too much of a context switch from what I was doing, it's rather easy to get distracted while programming!.

Finally (and I'm not sure if you can actually do this), with the release of steam for linux I would like to see games tested on gnome 3 and windowing bugs/problems fixed. I have run a few linux games on my machine and they all seem to mess up my multimonitor setup. Sometimes disabling one monitor (darwinia) and moving my desktop monitor by 20 pixels to the left (swords and soldiers hd).

Thanks :)

119: Go on make it even worse than W8 is... :(

120: Gnome shell still feels like a slow desktop and yet to be perfect desktop experience when compared for instance to OSX and Windows 8 fluid animations.

121: A simpler interface does not require hiding important meta information like the time of day that a file was modified. An introductory tutorial app would be worth its weight in gold—things like <ALT>+<`> switching between windows in the same app are not obvious to many of your users.

Every Gnome desktop that I run has the following tweaks enabled:
Show date in clock
Text scaling factor: 0.9 or 0.8
Default, Document, Monospace, and Window title fonts: 10
Window focus mode: Mouse

122: Thank you, keep your work and still improve Gnome 3 !

123: If there's even a small chance of gnome-panel and gnome-applets not being removed from the next version of GNOME, I'd really appreciate it. Don't get me wrong, I do use GNOME Shell every now and then and I enjoy using it, but I'm mostly running a custom GNOME session with gnome-panel and Compiz (0.8.8), since it offers more configuration options and, overall, a better user experience (at least when it comes to using AMD's proprietary driver; the open source driver works well with GNOME Shell, but lacks certain features that I need).

GNOME has been my go to DE for years now and, all in all, I like how things have progressed with GNOME 3.x. Kudos to Gnome team for the product and Felipe Contreras and other independent GNOME users for the survey.

124: Ever since i was totally and utterly disapointed by Gnome3, i made the switch to XFCE, since then i have have used Unity (which i like very much),and LXDE (as a secondary interface for my MediaServer).

I think the Guys at Mint are going in the right directly with Cinnamon, however i have only seen videos and screenshots.

Gnome3 should've been the same(or very similar) gnome2 but with GTK3.

125: Please listen to users, they are the ones who made Gnome popular!

126: Activities screen should be gone.
Traditional application menu.
Dock visible at all times.
Do not hide title bar when maximizing.
Put back maximize and minimize buttons.
Remove app menus.
Add shutdown, restart and logoff to the system menu.
Add option to change font size.
Add more configuration options.
HIRE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT UI!!!

127: Add support for tiled window management and GNOME will be my only DE.

128: The GNOME team doesn't care about anyone but the GNOME team, why ask?
If some of them do actually care, here's what they need to understand:
You can provide all the eyecandy and visionary interface paradigms you want, but if you don't _also_ let users do things the way they always did, they won't bother. If it takes less effort to switch to a different desktop environment than adjust to a new version of GNOME, then obviously the first option is going to be chosen more often. Let people do their work on their computers like they always had and they might gradually start giving new paradigms present in the DE a chance.

129: Bring back always-visible window menus

130: Two big design flaws with Gnome Shell are the lack of a "Dock" (quick access to apps), and the Panel always being visible (Takes up screen space for virtually no reason, should be in Overview only).

I would recommend making Dock always visible, and Auto-hide (by default) much like the already existing Dash-to-Dock extension. With Gnome-Shell 3.6's new "Apps Button" this would be even better, since it would be a direct way to access apps from your desktop, without having to got through the window overview first.

I would also recommend hiding the Panel from desktop view, and only display it in Overview mode. It needlessly takes up screen space on the desktop. To get to the Gnome App menu, just right-click (or something similar) on the Window or Dock-Icon.

Also, as an extension to the "Always visible Dock" idea. If the user double-clicks a Dock-AppIcon and two (or more) instances of that app are running, then you could do a "App specific overview" where only the app you double-clicked on's windows would be displayed for you to pick (just how Ubuntu's Unity works).

Beyond that, Gnome's 99% perfect, best DE in the world! :)

131: Don't let the desktop get in the way of usability and KEEP THINGS SIMPLE.

132: Keep it simple! Do not bloat like unity. Gnome looks great compared to unity.

133: Would be better if G3 team will:
- fix keyboard switch;
- fix extension crashes on almost each G3 update(not always your fault, though);
- stop cutting great features from G3/Nautilus/etc.;
- remember that G3 users use mouse;
- stay healthy and know that we all apreciate great work of G3 team;
- keep GNOME Fallback.

134: Fix File Open dialogs! They are annoying with their suggestions for filenames!

135: More extensions! Better search tools (take a look at Unity). A better way to interact with application menus (a la Unity HUD).

136: The overall feeling of the desktop is great, but the window managment still lack of ease of use.

There are two show-stoppers for me:
- Switching windows:
This is quickly boring to switch between windows because of the animations of the activity panel. The middle-click is nice to switch but it isn't always lead to the window you want to open. The desktop must integrate the "dash to dock" extension and integrate it, to satisfy most of the users.

- The systray is awful to use:
The systray isn't handful at all. Many programs interact with the user from there but Gnome greatly complicated their use.
Before Gnome 3.6, it was difficult to use because the icon where moving with an awful animation.
With 3.6, we need to open the activity panel to right click down the screen. This is non-sense because a mouse user need to click at the top left then click at the bottom right of the screen (instead of just click once in other environnent).

The right solution might be to keep the 3.4 behavior but to remove icon animations when moving from one icon to the other.

Anyway, please keep it consistent, thanks you, and good luck Gnome Team!

137: Not every user will share your ideals of a desktop environment. So it'd be nice to be able to customize things when we need. For example the features in gnome-tweak-tool should be part of the default user experience.

138: More stable extension API would be nice.
It isin't nice to findout half of your extensions
are disabled after an update.

In 3.6 the left WIN key is by default binded to open
the list of open windows (same action as the left hot-
corner). I've yet to find a way to disable this, which
is a big problem. For several years I have had the left
win key binded to changing kbd layout, which I do often.

139: I'd like to remind the GNOME team that there are still a lot of users who are stuck with 1366x768 monitors and the default GNOME themes waste a LOT of space. Either create "slim" themes or provide an easy way to fix the issue. If you're thinking on suggesting that it's possible to do that by modifying the theme XML definition, do the world a favor and shoot yourself.

140: Support for an unaccelerated mode (like unity 2d) would be nice.

141: File search from dash
Dock

142: As I could only select 3 things to change above, here is the rest:
Developer attitude, Better compatibility with Compiz and other window managers, Improve Nautilus, and
Better compatibility with Compiz and ***other window managers***
... as mostly mutter (and metacity, too) are inept WINDOW
MASTURBATORs!
Compositing effects are expensive and mostly useless. Why isn't the compositor a standalone process?

The UI is unusable as I can not configure it for my needs.

The UI looks like beeing made for the geriatric people (overlarge
icons and title bars for the blind). It can not be configured or optimized for mouse usage (slider switches are ok for touch screen usage, but not for mouse usage!)

143: I prefer notifications triggering from the corner but the new panel for notifications is nice.

I'd like formal documentation of the JavaScript API for shell extensions.

I think GNOME applications should collapse menus into a window level button like Firefox does not the current global menu method, an optional switch between the methods would be ideal.

144: Hang in there.

145: Great work - gnome should have its own agenda - it should be unique. It doesn't need to be for everybody or support old hardware. It doesn't need to be the ideal environment for everybody.

146: Gnome 3 is TERRIBLE. I'll probably move to KDE or Unity in the near future. The integration of non-Gnome software to the desktop environment (e.g. Liferea) is awful. Rhythmbox cannot be 'minimized to tray' and must remain fully open. Banshee can, but does not integrate well to desktop (not going into details). GNOME 3 is SLOW, especially the package manager and 'Applications' menu. There are other issues that don't come to mind at this time.

147: Like the overall idea behind Gnome3 but am hating the use of 3D drivers which totally sucks when it comes to portables like my radeon laptop. Yes it works, but it has serious heat problems and is sucking the energy out of the battery. So Gnome3 is a NO-GO if you are stuck to the radeon drivers. Frustrating thing which has brought me back to Windows - since i have to do work on my laptop this is not an academic, meaning theoretical, problem.

148: Please make the options in the menu bar more configurable. Eg, ability to turn accessability off.

149: Gnome 3 is great! A totally step forward!

There's just one problem. I'm on Debian Testing, and it's very hard to build a jhbuild environment so I can contribute back to gnome.

'jhbuild sysdeps' does find and install some packages. But when building, there are a lot of others not known by sysdeps, some dependencies are too old on my distro (e.g. udisks) and in this case there's nothing I can do. Maybe sysdeps (or the build itself) could try to download and build those missing system dependencies on jhbuild environment.

150: 1) Please add global menu extension based off of dbusmenu like KDE and Unity's implementation that works with Qt. Gnome2global menu project has always been a bad implementation. It would be great to integrate that into your current appmenu system as an option. If the option is turned on the appmenu will also show the menus to the right of the icon/name, if the option is off it will only work with native gnome appmenu implementations. Many people will not use a desktop without global menu, and an option will allow a lot of people to use pure gnome. adding dbus menu supprt will also allow more dbus based technologies to work with programs.

2) it's not bad design to include an "advanced" toggle on settings pages. People want the ability to control their experience, but they don't want trivial options getting in the way of the basic settings. The developers only seem to grasp the second part. Don't make software for dumb people and restrict them from changing BASIC settings. Make software with a simple design for everyone. What is harder, clicking into an advanced settings area and browsing or searching an option... or figuring out where some crazy text file is and searching through all the parameters? Not only pro users want options.

3) For upcoming Gnome OS, please consider, as is being discussed in some of the mailing lists, using application bundles for software distribution and installation. It overcomes so many obstacles for users that just want to get software and use it. You should provide an official and secure source, of course.... but don't make it hard for developers to get regular users to beta test new versions, and to use things that are updated or not found in the repo. Not only pro users want new stable releases. I knwo a lot of artists that only can stand using computers to use art software... and they'll never switch to linux because of how confusing getting new software on release day. Downloading a well established program from the developers own server is not the most insecure thing in the world. People want portable applications that don't go past the user-level. Parents would probably like to set their kids up with a user account to play games without having to put in their password 20 times an hour to download games.

151: Kepp on with the great work! Gnome 3.x rocks. It beats its competitors hands down.

152: have a way to see the title of all windows open on the desktop all the time. and not having to go to "activities"

153: I answered this survey on the viewpoint as i used gnome 2.0, at the moment i'm useing awesome-wm, cause its tiling and much more light-weighted then gnome 3 the worse about gnome is that the old desktop is mostly not supported by ubuntu and the new is too much optimized for tablets. What i need is an system that isn't in my way and thats not the case with gnome 3.

And think on this one moment: your popularity on the linux desktop depends on how much ubuntu-users use Gnome.

my 50¢

154: People always complain when major changes occur. I think the GNOME team really spends time thinking about "how can we improve things in the desktop experience" and that's a good thing. Maybe it would be a good idea to separate the "window exposé" from actually opening the application launcher or launching applications entirely. They are both neat features but sometimes having windows move around when you want to start a new application feels a bit intrusive or disorienting.

Next to that, performance improvements are always welcome (although I realize that there are many other external components that also influence this). Supporting Wayland ASAP would probably be a good idea too.

155: Keep on truckin'

156: Keep up the good work. A lot of us appreciate it, even if we're less vocal than those who have that weird entitlement complex and can't deal with having options...

157: Don't dumb it down, e.g. don't hide/delete actions from the user. For instance, I don't even know if it's possible to add music ("add files", "add folder") to Rhythmbox without adding it to the library first (which I don't want to do for various reasons) and the inability do create a new empty document from within Nautilus.

158: Online account + empathy + google talk does not work well recently. It keeps asking for password. 3.6.2 seems to have helped though...

In 3.6.1 there was a case where i would get caught on a desktop modal window waiting for google to validate password which took forever.

Why is the workspace switch limited to one display by default ? It's just confusing having one screen change and the other stay there.

159: I think their doing a good job and though I understand some peoples resistance to change, I don't understand why gnome 3's received the level of crit that they've got by some people online. Gnome 3 isn't as some claim, a tablet gui that's bad on the desktop but a great desktop gui in its self. By contrast, I found some aspects of gnome 2 quite unusable. I hope pressure from the noisy haters doesn't make the devs ignore the large, relatively silent and polite group of people who love their overall direction.

160: Work closer with canonical, pleas don't fuck up with Glib and Gtk+ libs. Thank you!

161: I tried it few times, and uninstalled just after few hours it is so weird.
I'm starting to think that even TWM is more usable.

162: Keep up the good work. Gnome-shell is a gem that many people won't get a chance to enjoy because they fear change.

163: Currently running Gnome2 on FreeBSD 9.0 (on my own laptop). Have used Gnome3 on Fedora on my work laptop.

164: I want to be able to configure where the gnome bar is located and what it shows.

165: Keep up the great work. Love the direction in which you are going. Really looking forward to the GNOME 4.0 and the redesigned GNOME apps.

166: I'll keep this message short and simple so that you may understand exactly why the community feels the way it does about the current state and direction of the GNOME desktop.

You are abandoning proven desktop environment paradigms to open the ways to innovative and essentially experimental ideas. This, of course, has its upsides and its downsides, but I feel your team is focusing too much on certain aspects that just don't matter as much as the actual usability.

167: Hi gnome devs,

1) please don't remove _useful_ features...
2) default options are _important_
3) future is tablets but don't forget the desktop usability.
4) periodically ask for (and listen to) user feedback.

### features ###

bring back create new empty file.
I know, I can add a new model.

improve theme colours. i hate too light gray colours.

the new fullscreen without decorator is good but it should show a close button.
dragging down is good for tablets but it's not intuitive in other systems (my dad couldn't

improved scrollbars. (for example gnome-terminal)
- bring back scrollbar arrows!!
- sometimes I can't see the scrollbar colour it's too similar to the background.

the decorator is a waste of vertical space,
it would be better to integrate the file modify ...
help to the decorator into a standard gear button. (I'm not so sure about this)

a decent search file tool..

use mutter quick zoom-in window animation!

a disable hot corner option in user panel.

make nautilus handling desktop... as default....

ability to specify open-with program manually!!
sometimes open-with is a mess ( duplicated enteries )

### programs ###

gnome-shell:
- tabs in the app dock ( in activity mode )

eye of gnome:
- I'd like to cycle between different orders of images ( ordered by time, name...)
- More image info, date should be
- preload next image! (if you don't do already that)
- better graphics (fade in?)

nautilus:
- Bring back properties (I really hope that nautilus 3.6 is a WIP).
- Bring create new empty file back

networkmanager:
- better network status update, sometimes it shows connected when it's not! try to sync the icon status with the real network status.
- show a different icon if it's connected but internet isn't working.
- show only detected wifi networks
- put a manual update button.
- !!! "don't prompt again in this session" !!! option for unstable connections.

system_monitor:
- it's perfect.

empathy
- more features
- better contact list icons

file-roller
- remember window-size
- more options
- check archive
- use . and .. listing files. ( quicker than moving to the correct button )

gnome-control-center:
- more links to baobab, gnome-disk-utility, dconf-editor!, gnome-session-properties.
- more customization.
- configure my keyring options.
- configure general policy options (like gnome2 used to).


it should be enough for now!

168: Love your work. Keep it up guys!!

169: PulseAudio is still horrifically bad. I've stopped using Gnome because of this and absolutely no usable interface is available. XFCE4 is my current choice, and it works.

170: A casual linux user who uses Ubuntu, Unity and Gnome for the purposes of this survey I am having hard time differentiating between what parts are Unity and what parts are Gnome.

171: Make new notifications more visible so they are not missed.

172: stop removin options

173: Nautilus should be able to allow users to toggle thumbnails for different file types PER FILE TYPE not just on/off. Also stop breaking third party themes and plugins all the fucking time. Ditch Epiphany and collaborate with Mozilla to provide some stable integration, for example password management. I would also like to see the WM gain support for advanced per window or per application customization, something like KWin has.

174: Managing more than couple windows on gnome shell isn't that nice neither in the activities-view nor alt-tabbing. The application launcher is horrible in both gnome shell and unity. Personally I never know what to search for even when I know which application I want to start as sometimes the application names are localized and sometimes not. Usually when I manage to find the app, I just favorite it which eventually fills up the favorites bar... Because of these reasons I always get extensions that restore the old taskbar functionality and the old hierarchical menu.

Then there are the notifications about external drives... when I log on, I don't need to see them. I know the drives are there and definitely don't want to click neither of the 'open in nautilus' nor 'eject the drive'. My music collection is there, I don't need to see it but Rhythmbox eventually does.

In the user menu I can see that I'm online and can set myself offline. It would also be nice to get to the messenger from there and actually use that online state instead of going through the launcher to get some Empathy on this. Ubuntu at least used to do it right in pre-Unity times (don't know how it is these days). Also the telepathy thing seems to have a lot connection errors as I quite often get notifications of lost connections/reconnections, which makes me quite doubtful about that online-state in the user menu and end up constantly checking the user list in Empathy.

Themewise it would be quite nice to be able to set reasonable font sizes like it used to be in gnome 2 control center. In the accessibility settings the font choises in practice are 'way too small', 'slightly too large' and 'way too large'. This of course could be because of the forced 96 dpi setting that cannot be changed anymore (I used to set it on about 87 dpi in gnome 2 times).

Mainly because of the given reasons I can stand using gnome 3 only for about a week or two in row before going back to KDE. I do try it out once in a while on my desktop computer and use it as the main
desktop on my laptop who is a little too weak to run the mighty KDE.

175: Stop dumbing down the desktop! The desktop is not a smartphone. Don't make the same interface for different devices. Stop telling everyone that doesn't agree with you that they don't understand, are close minded idiots etc. You just got it wrong. Gnome 3 is now unusable. Accept it and move on. Make it more like gnome 2.

176: I'm using GNOME's fallback mode, if it's gone in 3.8 I will use something with gnome 2 like interface. No problem ;)
You either chase off your users with the stupid interface/3D shit or not.

177: Just bring back GNOME 2 basics!!!

178: Try to converge an not diverge from integration of componrnts other than the GNOME ones.

179: Continue:
- Better interface for touchscreen devices
- Clean Interfaces
- Good Visual Space (less toolbars,etc..)

To Improve:
- Adwaita: Theme is really not good, have beautiful themes like faience.
- Integrated system for install/manage theme (gnome tweak tool), but not an external app, just an gnome app offial developed by gnome [because have problem's os this important app and it is corrected very late].
- Important's plugins need most fast version for newers "gnome 3", have plugins with don't have yet version for gnome 3.6. it is very important!
- Empathy: Don't have good number of configuration option, and for this app is terrible!!
- Evolution: Possible to use calendar without and email account configured, I don't use for email check, just for calendar.

180: Rock on!

181: Cinnamon could be the acceptable face of Gnome 3. For those of us with low spec hardware, or preferring to dedicate all of our processor time to our chosen applications, the lightweight, highly configurable contenders like LXDE/XFCE are now the only viable choice.

182: Improved keyboard shortcut selection and with more options for tiling, moving and resizing of windows:
* Moving windows and snap to other windows. Like moving in a direction until it hits another window or the desktop border.
* Resizing windows with grow or shrink depending on available area.
* Automatic resizing of windows to fairly share desktop real estate.
Support alternate desktop layouts, like grids.
Support independent desktop switching for each monitor in a multi-monitor setup.
Support duration for notifications in notify-send commands.

183: Stop pretending people don't use desktop computers. Lots of us do, especially the Linux population. Desktop computers will always be around for the most advanced tasks; tasks that Linux excels at. We need a proper DESKTOP environment.

184: The new non configurable shell is CRAP!

185: Better themes (especially good ports of old awesome themes like Clearlooks), and quicker way to get to a "classic" setup instead of spending all day tweaking and changing things to get somewhat close to a GNOME 2 appearance and feel.

186: I give gnome 3 a try with ubuntu 12.04 but didnt like at all what I saw, so I stay with unity, now I am considering changing to KDE. I was user of gnome 2.x like for ever, it was like my religion... but now I dont feel connected to gnome anymore.

187: How about adding an option to make the overview dock always visible (with intellihide) and at the bottom of the screen ? Also adding the maximize and minimize buttons back ? I have them enabled with tweak tool and am using AWN as a dock right now.

188: Listen to users and bring the classical GNOME back!

189: Just go back to the roots to GNOME2 and help MATE. Let GNOME3 be for tablet users and have GNOME2 for the desktop again.

190: Gnome 3 has great potential, but I feel like productivity and configuration took back seats in the design process. I'm very interested in seeing how Cinnamon turns out.

191: Don't like the new login theme in 3.6, the old one was more in tune with the default gnome theme. Also I would like to see more tools, for example if you do some upgrades, or uninstall-install, icons for that app may disappear, and you have to rebuild the icon cache, not hard to do manually, but since there are conflicting descriptions on how to do this, finding the correct procedure for stuff like this takes a long time, so generally i would like to see more focus on tools that help configuring and fixing stuff!

192: A bit more options/configurations.

193: Improve GNOME by improving on GNOME 2.0. The 3.0 visual changes have got to go! I use GNOME Classic in Ubuntu 12.04 because I don't like the newest GNOME and it's changes. Also, please work with Intel to improve GNOME with their drivers.

194: You are awesome. Simply.

195: I know they don't care about this. Which is the biggest problem. They need to start caring or risk losing more users. Some of the changes are affecting Unity and I don't like the idea of Ubuntu having to segregate themselves further from the Gnome team to keep Unity as functional as it can be.

196: push Online Accounts and generally "standardized" data exchange (CalDAV, CardDAV, ownCloud)!

197: Every time Gnome almost gets the futures that I want working, it's re-written from scratch. Example: multiseat support GDM etc. I use MATE now and MDM. I wonder what Enterprise Linux workstations will use in the future. CAD systems like Cadence need focus follows mouse, but it seems totally at odds with Gnome 3.

I believe Gnome 3 should exist, it just should have had a completely different name since it is a totally different product from traditional Gnome.

If I invested years of my life building an Applet for Gnome 2.x and you obsoleted my platform, I'd be very angry.

198: Gnome 3 is not completed software. It has potential but currently is awful for daily use. Gnome's definition of "stable" and "final" are much different than that of its end users. Gnome needs to stop removing features and calling that an improvement. That is unacceptable. Gnome developers' view that the desktop should become more like mobile OS's or that the majority of Gnome users are on touch screens is both flawed and has no basis in reality. I use Gnome on a regular desktop computer, not a cute little touch enabled tablet, nor will I ever. Please, please, please stop deluding yourself into thinking that Gnome needs to turn into a mobile OS, or that your main target audience should primarily be inexperienced users. Your actual users are sick of this mentality and becoming more bitter by the day if they haven't already jumped ship. And make no mistake, the ship IS sinking.

I am a software developer interested in getting involved in more open source projects. However, the direction and mentality of the Gnome project does little for enticing me to join or contribute to the project for reasons already mentioned. A shame because I used to be very enthusiastic about Gnome 2.

199: Decent on screen keyboard is absolutely necessary for tablet pc.
Super user authentication blocks any means of input available on tablet pc -- impossible to use without hardware keyboard.
more flexible vertical maximization would be nice (like in Windows).
Nautilus has been robbed of functions useful for me like: compact list and dual pane mode. No useful extensions.

extensions.gnome.org is outstanding idea, I love it.

200: Stop deleting stuff, like gnome classic mode, which by the way is the only reason Im able to use Gnome 3 in a productive way.

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