What Linux Users Are Saying About GNOME In 2012
701: Fix NetworkManager.
702: Please re-implement features in nautilus that worked perfectly, like 2 pane view.
703: optimize vertical screenspace !
704: Keep up the good work! :)
705: GNOME should listen to their users and address "real" features that users need and not what developers "feel" user need. It's no use taking 2 steps back with a new release and one steap ahead when you fix it in a later release.
706: - integration of Gnome Tweak Tool features
707: Encourage more developers to write extensions. I feel there are limited extensions as of now.
708: Don't try to be Apple or Microsoft, you are too small. Just try to build stable software that doesn't break ergonomy and hardware compatibility each 2 years.
709: There are manu small bugs which really wreck the whole user experiance.
710: fix the scrensaver, notification area should be visible by default
711: Show the applications grid faster (instantaneous) when I click for first time "applications menu" (now a icon).
712: Due to I'm beeing a laptop user, I have pretty much adapted to the way Unity handles the titlebar when a program window is maximized. I understand that it would be difficult to integrate the whole program menu in the top bar, but could it somehow be possible to displace just the titlebar in maximized mode?
713: My main issue with gnome-shell is the inability to easily change themes or to update extensions. It has recently become clear why this is with the (appreciably open development lists) lead devs suggesting that customization is against the design goals of the project.
714: Please make yourself a Forum, so that community gains more influence and that it may contact the developers easier.
715: I am currently using the AXEMenu extension as an aid to improve flexibility
716: Keep up the good work!
717: bring back old functionality like gnome 2.20...
718: when you remove features with no other alternative, it's a big regression (nautilus extra pane, emblems). Stability is bad on 3.6. And all gnome-shell freeze when nautilus freeze (which could be often when accessing remote shares). Arrogant responses when giving actual user feedback.
719: Gnome team is doing wonderful work. First ever from opensource world, I am really proud of my default DE. Keep it up.
720: Gnome 3 is too dynamic.
721: Linux users generally want more control over OS including desktop, taking away such control mean alienating existing users
722: 1. GNOME Shell is clearly not a user-driven idea. Management should change FUNDAMENTALLY so that this never happens again. If developers want to play, they should play on a fork of the project.
723: Gnome 2 was awesome for the desktop :(
724: Make the most of the desktop advantages (screen size, keyboard) instead of attempting to make one interface serve all devices, like Unity. I like the new focus on tasks instead of workspaces.
725: Keep up the good work!
726: Hello GNOME Devs,
727: I'd like to see more out-of-the box polish - modern and consistent icons, a default font that has a more normal width with better hinting. Support for gestures and related configuration options are also important.
728: Let me minimize windows, make the dash visible always/autohide so I can easily switch to those minimized windows, remove the hole systray from below and let notifications not be so annoying.
729: The strong focus on usability and consistent application presentation is great for me. There's a lot of flak about it in the blogosphere/twitterverse. If there were some mechanism (besides reading mailing lists) for explaining design decisions, I think it would be reasonable to ignore the flack. Without more thorough explaination, some of the flack is reasonable. In general though, I believe that the design decisions are justified, just not publically enough for the peanut-gallery to see.
730: keep it simple and utilitarian, too much glitz gets in the way of productivity (eg: unity ... as a long time ubuntu/gnome2 user I switched to linux mint running MATE because of the introduction of unity in ubuntu)
731: stop breaking themes for every new installment of gnome
732: Add some more customization than just your desktop background:
733: Your going the way of Windows 8... Listen to your users. I currently us Gnome 2 (RHEL) and Mate (Mint), and love them both. But I do feel that Cinnamon is the future of the Linux Desktop. No enterprise user wants a Metro experense. I believe, Simple/Fast/Clean should be the new rallying cry for Gnome 3... Perhaps an enterprise fork, Gnome 23 (the best of 2 and 3)...
734: Listen to the users.
735: I love the behavior of the command key on Mac OS X. I would love the Windows key behave in the same way on GNOME. Also, tracker should be a dependency of GNOME. Sorry for my English.
736: fallback should continue, improve gnome-panel
737: Questionary is bugged. Questions 10-12 makes no sense if you answer no on first question OR "not currently using it" on question nr 3. Also no option to indicate that I'm using Cinnamon.
738: Keep up the good work!
739: New Gnome 3 & Gnome Shell has both some positive and negative changes in comparison of Gnome 2. The look is great (almost, well I do not like those round corners) and focus on tablets/touch devices is right. Some things are still improving during Gnome 3 development. But one biggest (and almost unbelievable) insanity remains:
740: The interface of tablets are not for desktops.
741: I like Gnome Shell it took some getting used to but it is definitely easy to use. I am not a real big fan of the dumbing down of the apps several features that were removed from nautilus I was not happy about but what can I do. To me it seems once Gnome devs make up their minds to do something your are just kinda out. I am involved with Gnome University though as a student and am looking very forward to learning to code and create with Gnome. All in all I love the shell and would love to have a tablet running Gnome Shell.
742: let's user to have more configuration choice
743: Please treat the survey serious
744: Keep the good work, thanks for your awesome apps and desktop
745: I like some things with gnome 3.6, but there are many things which don't work correctly.
746: Gnome 3.x was going pretty well. However, Gnome 3.6 is absolutely horrific. The way some programs integrate the toolbar into the application name is awkward, especially when using them in another DE. Also, I can no longer make bookmarks in Nautilus, nor can I right click and make a new text file.
747: Please avoid removing more features and functions that people find useful. Sometimes removing almost everything doesn't make things more streamlined and simple, it just makes them more awkward to use.
748: I need to be able to find and launch my programs easily. I need to be able to peruse directories easily and copy from one to another. I don't want to have to remember to type in some keyword like 'office' if I want to create a document and then wait for the computer to search and suggest something. This is especially true for something I may use infrequently like the log file viewer for instance.
749: Gnome 2 just worked. With Gnome 3 I'm constantly having to do searches because the new way of doing things is extremely awkward or slow (too many clicks). Also, it is extremely non-intuitive. I'm constantly having to do searches to figure out how things are supposed to be done.
750: I genuinely felt like I'd walked into a Windows 98 demo when I first used Gnome 3 - I was shocked at how backwards it felt.
751: Please don't forget your workstation users! This means advanced window-manager features (which Metacity has [if only in g/dconf], so just don't get rid of them), robust multi-monitor support, and an effective way to launch and manage lots of terminals.
752: Cooperate more with Compiz, bring back the Clearlooks theme. Basically roll back to Gnome 2.32.
753: Linux is great for its customizability and being able to install even on low end hardware. Gnome 3 lost a lot of that. Go back to what made Gnome 2 great. For now there is XFCE and MATE to replace you and perhaps exceed you. Adding new options is good, but don't remove all the features your users rely on.
754: Just keep up the good work. Some of my proposals:
755: can create custom launcher, some png icons invisible, improve notification bar, last opened documents, improve nautilus network folders like a add ssh key to use my amazon ec2 acound(I need run ssh-add in console) before use, theme chooser, better suport a non-gnome api, others things i can't remember now.
756: I like Gnome's simplicity. But sometimes features are removed in the name of stability that shouldn't be: No shutdown was just dumb dumb dumb. That's one of many possible examples, I'm sure you guys know what I'm talking about.
757: I prefer Gnome 3 to Unity or KDE if I am using a desktop environment but please make it easier to use extensions and customize and tweak.
758: add some effects to opening and closing windows.
759: You're better than Microsoft, keep the good work and thank you for the amazing UI
760: I want have in Gnome all configurations / applet / apps I used in Gnome 2 and a low-power-consumption modality for my old PC like gnome-fallback but more complete and stable.
761: - Improve handling of many opened windows in Gnome Shell
762: I think you're doing a great job. I think the Shell experience is substantially better than the 'desktop' experience. I wish we have had it sooner perhaps people wouldn't complain so much about their system not functioning like windows 95 did today.
763: I like Gnome 3 and use it at home, but I cannot use it at work because of the lack of persistent on-screen notifications for Pidgin/Empathy - I receive Jabber messages all day and can't afford to miss them.
764: Gnome shell is simply unusable for day-to-day work. It seems like it was made to catter to a non techie audirence, but forcing everything on everyone. While fallback mode it supposed to be just that, at least it mimics an easy way to acess every program esaily, while the activitie view simply eats up you whole screen, and you can't have more than one window.
765: Keep doing what you're doing -- I like it, even if some people don't.
766: I'm bored of bitching about you.
767: First, i would like to thanks for all the hard work from GNOME developers. I would like the developers somehow enable an "advanced option" in all apps of system configutarion. Another suggestion, make all the apps, including the default GNOME software, always maximazed by default. It would be great to use GNOME OS preinstalled in a ultrabook, supported by the GNOME team.
768: Get rid of Nautilus. It has always been bad, and it isn't getting better.
769: (This is written on my Fedora 14 system, running GNOME 2.32. I do use
770: Liking the whole concept of gnome shell, just need the final fixes to be up there, you are kinda locked into the default unless you fiddle around with gnome-tweak-tool, But really liking the main concept of the new Gnome
771: Keep up the good work!
772: Question 06, better answer is: it is somehow better in some aspects, but overall it is worse.
773: Cinnamon is doing it right. Nautilus 3.6 is horrible. I tried moving to xfce and cinnamon but they're worse than gnome for stability.
774: Get rid of dconf. My primary reason for barely using GNOME is because binary registries are just WRONG. At least add the possibility to completely purge entire keys, rather than having to delete the entire registry.
775: Keep up the good work!
776: Don't make gnome applications work worse with other desktops than gnome.
777: for gnome team i don't have any suggestions.
778: Keep up the good work, I love it.
779: Keep up the good work!
780: The whole conception of shell is now great. Just don't remove useful features from GNOME, please. Cheers
781: I don't like the tablet-oriented design and development that GNOME 3 devs are doing. I like the traditional desktop better. I'm using LXDE right now. I like XFCE as well.
782: Continue kicking asses and taking names. Also, ignore stupid, non-representative "polls" made by people trying desperately to demonstrate they are right and the maintainers of a project are wrong.
783: Using Fedora 17 on my desktop, with 24" 1920*1600 resolution monitor. Looks good on a big screen. Use Kubuntu on my laptop, somehow feels better on the smaller screen, though KDE on the big screen is not that nice. I also use Debian on my home server, and every time I log in into it I fell how Gnome 3 is much better. However one feature that I miss dearly is "add to panel". I need it for one thing only - start a shortcut for a radio stream, but not having it is annoying. Having extensions is a big plus, though some features like tiling or shut down should be by default.
784: Keep on making hard choices.
785: I was disappointed to find "Files" (nautilus) has been thoroughly ruined in 3.6, instead of a file manager you get some crappy search thing.
786: Please keep the classic mode!
787: Pretty sure surveys like this *mostly* get attention of super geeks who have complaints. The reason is simple: people are more willing to complain than praise. That is because if everything works for you, why would you want to even think about doing something about this situation? OTOH, when you got problems, you got a very compelling motive to find a way to influence the future.
788: It's time to bring us the multi-touch!
789: Less Simple Applications
790: -Do not completely remove features. Rather make them optional via system settings.
791: Get your ass out of your heads dear developers,your paradigm sucks,reducing configurability and functionality is not the linux way,Gnome 2.xx series was a "hit",Gnome 3.xx series is a flop please wake up!
792: With Gnome 2.x days I eagerly waited for each new version because of small, steady improvements. Now, I am afraid of every next version of Gnome. Themes do not work (and I loved how beautiful Gnome 2.x could be thanks to themes, now I am just bored with default theme). I like notifications just as they are in 3.4, but you are changing them again and I am afraid they will be useless to me. I wanted multiple clocks for long time now, but you create app that will be useless to me probably (judging by mockups). I can't use Gnome without extensions (cpu/network meter), but you don't work on improving it. Application search was so slow, that I almost stopped using Gnome of frustration (but bought SSD drive and now it works ok). Used totem for long time, but it has weird performance issues (VLC works smoother). I have trouble with using my gtalk account with gnome shell. In practical terms: I am using Gnome only because it comes as default with Fedora. I was optimistic about 3.0 and 3.2 but now I think I'll ditch Gnome in a couple of months. I am clearly not "target audience" for you guys. I guess no linux enthusiast is.
793: Please don't kill GNOME Panel
794: The only feature I will miss about nautilus is the inline folder expansion in the list view that was removed. The side by side or compact mode removals do not worry me.
795: Keep up with the good work you're doing. Even though lots of morons rant about the changes, you're doing an amazing job.
796: Try to at least reply to bugreports that you've acknowledged the problem and inform people about the plans to get it fixed (or that it won't be) so that we at least know what to expect, instead of leaving it as UNCONFIRMED for several MONTHS (and counting).
797: Keep up the awesome work :)
798: Great things are done, thanks.
799: Keep up the good work. It's great to see computer interfaces beginning to evolve past the basic WIMP design they were stuck in for 20+ years.
800: I think Gnome is improving, but some things need improvements in my opinion:
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