What Linux Users Are Saying About GNOME In 2012
601: Keep working in your vision. You're doing great.
602: Back to the roots!
603: kill designer before they reproduce. bring back real developers. decrease redhat power over the project.
604: We want one GNOME 3 that is work/desktop ready, and not only aimed at netbooks/tablets.
605: keep doing good job
607: The latency of pulse audio is too long.
608: * API/connector for using Unity Lenses in GNOME3, given this seems to have spawned a richer ecosystem than pure gnome extensions.
609: Keep going with your vision! However, latest nautilus changes/simplification are not the best option for me personally, and please, please add more configuration options.
610: The accessibility side is hopeless. I work with people who have multiple problems using a computer. Caribou is still work in progress and does not work yet. GOK works but is un-maintained and hard to use. What a shambles!
611: I choose my distribution, if they have proper Gnome3 support. Currently I use Fedora and it works great :)
612: I was looking forward to improving the desktop - especially integration 3d features and providing more eye candy etc. However, I was astonished how much customization options were removed (at first) and that I could not re-create my previous work flow on the new desktop. I would have liked a gnome 2 feel with improved interface designs and new technologies, but by beeing able to optionally add them to my previous way of doing things. As in: transition to new ways on my own where I like it, and stick with working work flow where it fits. This way I would have loved GNOME 3 as an "experimental" platform to try out new design concepts without enforcing it, at least until some proved to be superior and accepted by a wide range of users - and other ideas that did not play out could be sorted out without causing so much rage aggainst gnome.
613: Please introduce Global menu (Like in Unity)
614: Geat, great collection of projets.
615: I'm desperately trying to hang on to you, but I'm loving you less each day. I miss the old days, Gnome.
616: the way to stability is test,test,test
617: Think twice before changing user experience for daily tasks...
618: Keep doing such good work!
619: Keep up the good work, i like GNOME 3 alot
620: If you just do read any tech-related blog you will see users are getting alienated. Branding is good to me, but you're breaking themes all the way down. Either disallow theming or don't fool developers. Themes are just an example, but on many things it looks like gnome is taking a direction you can be involved in only if you truly devote yourself to a kind of superior (religious and imperative) belief. Branding starts sounding like "my way of gtfo"... In my opinion, Elementary Project seems to be doing what gnome used to do. They have their own ideas, but they seem to have a better grip on users. They better mix their own distinctive vision with what users what. A kind of compromise gnome (and gtk3) seems to be unable (or unwilling) to lookk for. I don't think I have any particular bias: I have been using elive with enlightenment16/17, ubuntu on gnome 2 then kde on pardus for a couple of years; mint, ubuntu with xfce, window maker, blackbox. I have used unity for a while since earlier developer version and gnome3 and cinnamon. I am currently using e17 svn updating almost daily, and not thinking about switching back to gnome 3 anytime soon. Elementary would be (to me) a more viable option.
621: Usable Window Manager (I.E.: Gnome 2) should be their paramount priority for users who need to WORK with Linux.
622: Recognize that you are not a distribution ("operating system") that end-users use, but a set of packages used in distributions that actually deliver end-user software. Alternatively, if you really want to try, become a OS right now.
623: GNOME team, keep up the good work.
624: Gnome 2 had it right, the simplicity and configuration and easy to see theme preferences... What you have now may be newer but not as simple to use... Try going back to Gnome 2 basics with the design and incorporate Gnome 3 features into that (with options to enable/disable)...
625: Don't fix it when it ain't broken!
626: Improve Evolution and add more configuration options or at least restore the old ones. Drop support for epiphany and integrate either firefox or chromium.
627: Keep up the good work.
628: please allow settings to let users keep a dock that support jumplists on the desktop, add close button for each player at the sound menu, and make the notification area stable and more options for advanced users would be welcomed.
629: Love the work you're doing. I would love a better better evince though. Subpixel rendering in poppler should be a priority. Also, evince should be able to read epub files.
630: Keep going on!
631: I loved the work Gnome 3 Team has done. Its clearly much beautiful than previous versions, but somehow the freedom that Gnome 2 gave is gone. The Nautilus looks like it has stripped down a lot. Also Minimize and Maximize buttons are needed. There is also a problem with the Hard disk mount notifications. They are there like forever until you click on them. Looks needs improvement, if it has to come at par with other closed source OS's interface. Gnome 3 though pleasing to the eyes, still needs improvements and needs to bring back what Gnome user loved in Gnome.
632: It's hard to extract valid suggestions from all bullshits seen on Phoronix, but I hope it will be possible to find them.
633: Don't listen too much to the haters; they're making noise way out of proportion to their actual numbers. And a lot of the gnome 3 criticism is incoherent, which is how you know you can ignore it.
634: Make GNOME more touch friendly, develop more multi-touch friendly applications, and create a specified GNOME distro for tablets and other touch devices.
635: GNOME 3 just rocks my boat.
636: I agree gnome 2 is outdated and it needed an upgrade to meet the standards of other
637: Go Ducks!
638: Imagine that some Gnome3 users use it on work, where 20-30 concurrently running applications is a normal, and some of them have same type (several libreoffice windows, several Evince windows). In that case quick task switch is very important!
639: I stopped using gnome3 because not all the applets that I used worked well gnome3 notification tray. These applets were used for tracking time. It completely destroyed my workflow. Sounds petty but the notification area can be a crucial part of the DE
640: Make it more responsive! Also don't waste my limited space on screen.
641: The new Screenshield in 3.6 is just brain dead. Gnome is mostly (or still or will be mostly?) used on Desktop systems which still lack a Touchscreen. I would like to be instantly able to unlock the screen and don't need to wait for an animation to finish before unlocking the screen (this is just giving me the laughter from my coworkers).
642: Keep it up and don't listen to the haters!
643: Please do not ever do something aequivalent to this shopping lens thing in new ubuntu....apart from that, you're doing quite well to my perception and there really isn't anything I can suggest here.
644: Please keep on making sure that all UI/desktop interactions are super easy and fully supported via keyboard shortcuts.
645: Trying to do single interface for tablets and desktops is futile. Microsoft is getting uproar over it. KDE realized that and has different ui for tablets.
646: I like it, would like it even more with better cloud integration.
647: Persistent on-screen panel would be nice. If you're going to "take inspiration from" OS X, just do it right and copy the whole damn thing.
648: I've been very hopeful since the first launch of Gnome 3, and have been using it daily since 3.2.
649: Usability should be top priority.
650: I like the traditional desktop interface (panels). I tried cinnamon, and like it much more. If Gnome could take a leaf out of their book, I'd be very happy.
651: Removal of Type-Ahead-Find is the perfect example of how things should not done:
652: We love you!
653: Evolution should be more bullet proof against network failures
654: Backward compatible Gnome 3 so that previous versions of extensions and themes work.
655: Mind your users, not your ego!
656: Keep fallback session (no llvmpipe)
657: Separate tablet interface from traditional desktop, like the KDE project does.
658: Gnome 2.x was the right UI, Gnome 3.x / Gnome Shell unfortunately is not.
659: Keep advancing GNOME's innovative approach to the desktop without succumbing to the complains of the GNOME2 nostalgics.
660: Make a desktop for the users you have not possible future users. Incremental change, not revolution.
661: Without a dock, Gnome-Shell is useless for me. I use docky.
662: There's no proper category organization of applications in gnome shell. By default you get a huge unorganized list of applications. The location of the categories on the right side of the screen is wrong: users need to go to the top left to open the Activities menu, then click on Applications, then go all the way right to select a category. This is very cumbersome, and a serious design error which is ignored in spite of complaints in bugzilla.
663: More customize options will be better. For example, people may more like a dock like apple OSX than have to click activities to see the dock and another right click to create a new window if there is a instance of the app. It is too complicated, but I cannot decide the way it works.
664: Keep on the good work
665: I don't want my laptop screen to look like my phone. I need the laptop for work, and relaxation. Trying to make its screen into a big phone screen is just silly. They are vastly different in size, and used (mostly) for totally different things.
666: I understand the new direction to unify the UI between different hardware. But don't stop work in the fallback mode. Hope you succeed with the new UI.
667: Bring more customization options to gnome (some ideas from popular extensions could be integrated, like dash to dock and a similar thing for virtual desktops).
668: Window borders and task bar is TOO FAT, reduce dead space and put a taskbar.
669: Whichever compositor is used with GNOME 3 neuters my ability to play video smoothly through either VDPAU or XV output plugins in VLC, xine, and mplayer (I haven't tried/don't like any other players). Also, text in xterm is horribly disfigured in GNOME 3 due to the compositor (also visible in other environments like XFCE when 3D effects are enabled). I'm sure some of my problems are simple settings issues, but these bad experiences shouldn't be the default, and are why I always end up switching back to 2D-only XFCE after playing with the latest GNOME for a day or less.
670: Stop breaking shell and gtk themes and shell extensions with each new release.
671: Please, work on the resource-hunger of Gnome. The same laptop was running with ca. 5-10 Celsius less processortemperature in the gnome2-times - before opening any program that didn't start by default on gnome-startup.
672: better colaboration with KDE/Ubuntu/Mint team
673: You need to listen to your users.
674: Understand that powerusers using Gnome3 use extensions and tons of "hassle" to make Gnome3 as much similar to Gnome2, a more classical desktop.
675: I want nautilus back (especially f3 option...)
676: G3 has great features, but the configuration seems dumbed down for new users. There are so many configurations that I easily managed to do on G2, that seem impossible on G3, even after googling forever. I eventually gave up and reverted to xfce.
677: Ha! Where can I begin? Stop the project and let something else take over? Version 2 was a high light and version 3 is so bad I do not see any good future for the project and something else should take it's space.
678: Thanks a lot for GNOME 3, that's definitely better than GNOME 2 for me. With new lightweight applications (at least Mail/Calendar instead of Evolution) and other ones really integrated into the shell (gnome-terminal for example), that would be just perfect.
679: stop dumbing down.
680: 1. Butter smooth project like android (at windows animations etc)
681: better/complete configuration for example for buttons and the way alt-tab works and keep a history of notifications cause often I loose some of them by going down and up with mouse by mistake (this is the most disappointing thing)
682: I'd like to use some kind of Software center/store app. over spartan Packagekit.
683: Don't remove "fallback mode" from GNOME 3. Put it on top of GL if you must, but it's the only OS X inspired UI that seems to have a clue about what it's attempting to copy. It's the only one that can be coaxed into something that properly leverages Fitt's law without wasting huge amounts of screen real estate. I don't want shiny bling; I want to get work done.
684: Please add gedit link to nautilus context menu
685: The alt+tab functionality when windows get grouped together, normally I want to quickly change between those, and with the recent functionality it is a bit slower.
686: I really looking forward the possibility to choose a wallpaper per (virtual)desktop.
687: I think its way better than gnome 2, the way it feels is that it was made for touch screen devices. The way you can navigate with the keyboard is awesome, i wish the same can be said for the mouse
688: Do not touch Nautilus.
689: Provide a stable API and SDK for gnome shell extensions (or users and developers will have to change extensions every new version).
690: After all the negative comments on changes in Nautilus 3.6, I just would like to give some positive feedback: It's much better and more beautiful than the old version, in particular the search functionality -- though that is sometimes still a bit too slow. Before 3.6, I could navigate to subdirectories quickly by typing (the first) part of their name, now it waits for results from Tracker (I suppose that's how it works?) before showing anything. Maybe it could be changed to immediately show files and sudirs in the current directory and add Tracker results once they are there. Otherwise, great work!
691: Listen more to users! And if GNOME devs really consider that GNOME is for the Desktop - they should really stop making it like more for tablets.
692: The removal of features from Nautilus is very worrying. Losing the bookmark ability and the split pane view was bad, since I use those. I'm already looking for an alternative file manager for the worst case that GNOME continues to remove features regardless of users needs.
693: In my opinion seperate concepts for a desktop enviroment and a tablet are a better way than throw it together. Please never make such a hard cut again. A slow transition from an enhanced classical desktop to a new concept would not result in such extreme criticism from the news mazines. I like the extension concept in Gnome3, but I have not enought livetime to figure out the best solution - the second thing is you donÂ´t want to upgrade your distribution, cause you lose all your installed extensions.
694: Maybe it woild be nice to integrate some "Privacy Features" into Epiphany(Cookies, Java Skript, Track me not)!The new version is a real step back... I even dont know ow to set a startpage...
695: Stability, performance and configuration
696: Make Gnome portable to other platforms again.
697: For performance reasons, I can't use GNOME these days; I instead use awesome...
698: On UIs Minimalism is always better than maximalism. Don't exaggerate any user need. Be simple, intuitive, yet keep a full set of features.
699: - Easy adding of custom launchers needs to be reintroduced.
700: The Gnome Shell extensions are hard to find, install or even trust. A good centralized repository, where the extensions are checked for malicious code and general behavior could be nice along with making it easy to install from within Ubuntu.
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