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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 9 of 10 - 66 Comments

801: Please scratch hideous 'Application menu / Actions' in favor of global menu (Unity/Os x like). It inconsistent throughout applications and not usable in menu heavy programs like GIMP or Libre Office.

802: 1) Please return the weather applet.
2) Drop the effort of the global menu's, it only adds extra clicks and for dual screens it's not handy.
3) Please enable extension support for Epiphany (like for Firefox).
4) Please let Zeitgeist also find all folders of the Home folder in the Shell.
5) Please enable the editing of Google Docs, just read-only is quite useless.
6) Please integrate the 'advanced settings' aka Gnome tweak tool into the normal settings. There is nothing advanced about it.
7) Please drop or redesign the Gnome Games.
8) Please enable an option to enable numlock on startup.
9) Please add aspect ratio options to the 'right click menu' of Totem. Full screen has to be stopped to set that up. Of course there is a shortcut, but why not the complete menu? Everything else is already there.


I think that's it. And please also keep supporting older releases. For example I use Debian Wheezy and the Shell is still not quite stable yet. Gnome 3.4 will be released with Debian Wheezy. It would be nice to have the Shell stable, then it's a perfect desktop!

Thank you for this opportunity and all of your work!

803: Add some extensions with options. Extensions more popular should be add in main project, lick dash2doc is a great and usefull extension,another ex windowbuttons, remove accessibilit...

804: GNOME 3 is cool and innovative but I think users (including me) got so used to GNOME 2 that you guys should not drop it yet. Instead of fallback mode you should let the user choose if they want the Classic GNOME 2 interface, maybe don't develop it more but let the user choose. Although I have used some of the GNOME 2 forks I think you guys should take over that job letting the user choose. I have gone so far to install older linux distros just to get the classic interface but that has disadvantages, you're left with a less secure desktop and generally an old kernel.

805: The default Shell theme is ugly but I don't care about that as long as I can switch it. However, your our-way-or-the-highway attitude towards extensions and third-party themes is going to drive me, a long time user, away from Gnome. I'd use a Mac if I wanted that.

806: Make a Unity clone extension.
If it is succesfull you could win back Canonical.

807: For me stability, speed, and attractiveness are the most important features of GNOME.

808: Bring more customization to panels as found on other desktop environments like Xfce, without the need of external extensions, or provide a set of extensions by default that could be enabled by user. Support to easily add custom launchers as menus of directories to panels. While gnome 3 has modernized (simplified) things, still give people that do serious work on desktop/laptops/net-books more configuration options for panels and other applications, instead of stripping down functionality, without an option to re-enable it.

809: GNOME continues to improve. Unlike most desktop environments, the developers clearly have a unique idea for what they want their DE to be, for better or for worse. In my opinion, it's for the better. Before GNOME 3 was out, I was already heavily modifying GNOME 2 in a manner that closely resembled what GNOME 3 would soon provide (as minimal as possible, launching everything via GNOME Do, etc).

Everybody likes to complain to hear their own voices. It seems people feel entitled to have what GNOME 2 used to be. Luckily for them, the MATE developers picked it up. So I don't see what the big problem is anymore.

To the devs, just keep doing what you're doing.

810: Hope they let GTK3 be a desktop-independet toolkit, not some fucking libgnome shit

811: configure keyboard shortcuts with super key

812: keep going, but keep also doing customization eazy 

813: Please bring back the split window view for Nautilus/Files (F3), I loved that feature so much. It would also be really nice if extensions and themes didn't break after each version updates ex: going from 3.4 to 3.6 a theme that I use doesn't display properly and an extension now won't work.

Just one suggestion, a tool in System Settings to at the very least change the colours of the Adwaita themes.

Other then that I really do love Gnome 3 it is by far and away my favourite UI to use, keep up the good work.

814: Get rid of the single application interface nonsense and bring back multiple windows and a normal menu. Working in Gnome3 is painful.

815: Yeah. That these questions aren't going to provide good feedback and don't capture how I really feel.

816: listen more to the needs/features of the community. don't rely only on third party extensions (..that break after 3-5 months) for functionality that should already be there.

817: I've seen lots of great stuff incoming, for future GNOME versions and, obviously, for GNOME OS, but there's something I haven't seen yet: a real competitor to Calligra. LibreOffice is independent, don't completely count on it. A real GNOME Office, not the actual bunch of apps not tied between each other, is needed to complete the environment.

818: The tunnel vision and arrogance of the GNOME developers continues, to no one's surprise. Go ahead and run the project to the ground. You've lost a ton of users, and you will continue to lose what's left of your user-base if you keep up this attitude of megalomania and near-sightedness.

819: Removing features is not the right way to build a successful desktop environment.

820: I understand that you have design goals in mind, but please remember that FOSS as a whole is a community. What you do has second and third order impact on other projects, users, etc. If you think what you've built is fantasitc, but no one uses it, then the project has effectively failed.

821: Add shutdown / restart / suspend options
Add minimize / maximize buttons

822: I miss the GNOME 2.

823: No, If they don't want to provide the features I use then I'll use something different.

824: i like it mostly, but the default theme is not near as pretty as some as the custom ones. also, some extensions and gnome tweak tool i consider to be essential and should be in by default. also, gnome shell is still leaking memory in my experience.. it creeps up to well over 300mb over a few hours. is that really necessary?

825: if possible I would like a lot a contact list of people connected in a menu or in a balloon popped up by clicking in a button in the top bar

826: I want power to my hand... more configuration options!!!
Linux is wonderful 'cause we can choose a lot of different distro... The design is good when it does not limit my system

827: Separate the shell and fallback sessions into two projects.

828: Keep up the good work!

829: make Dash to Dock extension default for future releases

830: Please implement multitouch gestures. It's a nightmare on my macbook pro.

Also, please make a more stable API, that doesn't break all the extensions with every update.

I'm fine with the "xustomization via extensions" aproach, if it's really working.

Maybe you could include, as a standard, a good pack of extensions, all disabled by default, but easily accessible. For example, applets, change the multi-monitor behaviour (that's a must), etc.

831: Please add true integration of Google services. I want my calendars to sync as soon as I put in my account credentials. Right note a hacky extension is required to make this work.

832: Gnome3 is on the right path but still has a long way to go.

833: Fix your @#$%ing bugs instead of pretending they don't exist for years on end until you find an excuse to CADT them and start the cycle again.

Learn some basic principles of software design so that the 3.0 trainwreck can coexist with the 2.0 UI without needing to fork the entire damn project.

834: keep good work!

835: I would love to have Alt+Tab switch windows again.
(I've been trying to get used to the new Alt+Tab and Alt+<button above tab> behavior since Gnome 3.0, but I still haven't. Right now, I'm testing elementary OS, and things are so much simpler with their Alt+Tab implementation.)

Also, it'd be great if you prioritized redesigning Software (the application) and getting a HIG out so that more applications feel at home in Gnome.

836: The short version is, one size fits all hardly works for clothes, and it only works less for a desktop.

Desktops tend to be filled with fringe cases and are used on an immense variety of systems. A developer's computer, with two monitors, massive hardware and a million things running at once, is nothing like, say, a netbook for running a web browser and music. You simply cannot make a single interface that everybody will enjoy and use more.

To be perfectly honest, I thought GNOME 2 was the best thing. It was configurable, themes and widgets survived across versions, and all in all it was a very predictable, workable desktop. It wasn't terribly exciting, but that's a good thing. Exciting desktops get in a person's way. Other desktops get that more - most KDE setups are quite boring (but still shiny), and XFCE defaults to almost exactly what GNOME 2 had going. That's a good thing. GNOME 3 is a very intriguing desktop, but none I would ever use. I gave it an honest shot, and went through the paces on Debian Testing. But I just could not do my work on it. No matter where I turned, I ran into issues and headaches.

One particular issue is that my main machine is a Lenovo SL510. It has the privilege of housing an esoteric motherboard that is something between an Ideapad and Thinkpad board. Because of this, certain functions refuse to work, such as suspend and hibernate. I know enough about the Linux environment to create a policy for PolicyKit to tell GNOME that suspend is not available, but the thing is this: If you are trying to make yourselves accessible as a desktop, that should NEVER EVER BE NECESSARY. You should start with safe defaults, and then give the OPTION for this!

I realize that negative comments and opinions are only common for GNOME developers at the moment, and much of it is unfounded. I hope that my own opinion has merit, but to sum it up, my suggestions would be:

Be less exciting as a desktop, because most people simply want it to stay out of the way;

Show saner defaults, because my main laptop has power but cannot suspend and my netbook can suspend but is too slow for the environment as a whole;

Enhance configurability, because, while I realize that image and brand are important to Windows and Mac, Linux users tend to move towards merit before image;

And overall, serve your users first. This is a difficult one, but something I see all too often is that users ask for features, only to have it come down as "not what the DE is about". It seems to me that GNOME 3 is far more fun to develop than actually use on a daily basis. That's fine for something small like a game, but this is a professional environment, and the only people who seem to enjoy it are the developers.

837: I am sorry to say, but default gnome colors, icons and themes are not very pretty. It repulses me a bit - still, what's in KDE (oxygen) and in ubuntu (using the default gtk theme) is much prettier to look at an easier to work with.

838: have a wider mind ;) listen to the crowd !

839: Please go back to Gnome2 style. So dissappointed about the changings that i go to MATE...

840: Yes, You definitely should create a new icon set. The old looks really bad with the new interface. CPU rendering is terrible on old computers. If you don't improve the fallback mode, just drop it, its ugly, and lacks of features, I'd rather use MATE. Look at KDE without 3d acceleration it still has the features and looks well. Gnome 3 now has bigger system requirement than KDE except the RAM usage. I had an old radeon card and I was unable to run GNOME 3.
Overall, the new desktop looks and feels better, but lost a lot of function and configuration.
Cinnamon gives back some configuration, and ability to customize, and it doesn't want to act like a touch screen thing. We average users are till use Gnome 3 on PC. Mostly. I would be happier if i could see a fresh looking desktop with the great functions of gnome 2.

841: Make a standard desktop interface and a separate "alternative" layout for tablets, etc...

842: I understand it's not GNOME features, but I rely on Unity from canonical lately. I would love to have that kind of function(access to the menu of program by just hit alt key) and easy access by default in GNOME. I see many people want gnome2 back. Frankly I don't agree with them. Gnome2 was great, but gnome3 has potential to be greater!
Friend of mine always surprise that I still use compiz. Hell Yeah! I love compiz and I can't be productive without using zoom, expo, and scale plugins. Moreover,since 2012 started, other Windows7 users around me(total 2/5) has became linux user after I showed them rotating cube. I feel like we still need eye-candy like compiz to amaze windows user. It's kind of lame that apple taking win user in past 2 yeaars. but keep is up gnome team! You guys made awesome steps in gnome3, and I know it's gonna be impress people in world wide.

843: stop breaking nautilus

844: I really enjoyed the new Gnome3 up until Gnome 3.6 was released. I feel Gnome 3.6 was one step forward and two steps back. Most of my extensions stopped working on Gnome 3.6, and there were no updates for them.

My clocked moved from the middle of the top bar to the far right, and even though I've used linux for 5 years, I cant figure out how to move the clock back to the middle, as I'd like the system menu on the far right. Also, the "suspend" option stopped working after my upgrade to 3.6. I actually prefer 3.4 over 3.6, as all my extensions still work, the clock is in the right location, and I can suspend my machine, therefore, I have kept 2 out of 3 of my machines on Gnome 3.4.

845: Listen objectively to the majority of the user base about usability.

It's too late to implement this now however because ot the great exodus of users driven away from even using gnome

846: I think that the experience is generally good, but the interface still needs polish. A more modern font and higher quality themes would definitely be welcome. Also giving the desktop more power in the form of widgets would be great.

847: Name more applications by their function. Such as calling Brasero "CD Burner". This would help first time users.

848: The change in priorities and attitude since the switch from 2.X to 3.X has been terrible.

I use Windows and OS X on a regular basis. Having a clean, FAST, power user friendly interface was my main reason for maintaining a desktop Linux installation. For a years, GNOME was such a good example of that philosophy I never really questioned my choice of desktop environment, other than spending a weekend trying to figure out why people liked KDE once year.

These days, I am switching between KDE 4, GNOME 3 and Unity to avoid the worst the worst pain points but I find myself simply using Linux less. GNOME in particular is really disappointing: it now exemplifies everything I dislike about OS X's glossy UI and productivity killing idiot proofing measures but the compatibility issues and weak design are halfway between Windows Vista and 7... and you have somehow managed to trump both in terms of poor support for backwards compatibility, resource consumption or issues when virtualized.

I am not ranting because I hate change: I make a point of using multiple operating systems to avoid getting stuck in too much of a rut and I distro hop as a hobby. I also tend to use lots of keyboard shortcuts, side by side windows, search as a form of navigation/launcher and full screen views. My old GNOME 2.30/Ubuntu customized set-up involved more deleting than adding. But these things have to be fast, reliable and, to a degree, customizable.

Currently debating a switch towards XFCE vs something even more minimal just to get rid of the cruft.

Hope you guys/gals can get it together but as long as you keep prioritising eye candy over reliability and keep telling users how to run their computers because of how it reflects on "your branding" (I was shocked to see this used by a developer to justify gratuitously breaking backwards compatibility and removing functionality, in a point upgrade of all places, because the user shouldn't be able to "mess up" the elegance of the design by fixing something they didn't like via theming, in an open source project...), I don't see myself using GNOME anymore.

It's free software so I don't feel like the project owes me anything and I am grateful for the years of good functionality but I wish the project had better stewardship. I will keep taking a look every few months and hope things get better.

Thanks to those of you who made versions 2.X as great as it was, I hope more of that kind of work keeps making its way into the community.

849: Gnome 3.6 is much faster than previous versions, especially for fullscreen 3d gaming. Some of the default options I find annoying like not being able to turn off screen blanking, even w/ d-conf. The default window button situation could be improved or at least give the user an easy graphical way of configuring the button orientation. Another suggestion would be building gnome-tweak into system-settings.

-J. Ivany

850: Gnome would be a much more viable solution for this user if it included the option of running a fully functional panel taskbar and other traditional elements (like app menu) in shell mode without resorting to various extensions.

851: GNOME 3 when released was half-baked. Many features were missing, others added but with limited functionality (resulting in user frustration). The paradigm shift is better suited for touch interface, has very poor windwo-shifting relying only on the Overview or grouped alt-tab (instead of having a quick list of open windows, a la taskbar and ungrouped alt-tab). Many tools are pretty useless and others are missing so many features that their inclusion is kind of pointless (like being unable to calibrate color of devices in the color "management" tool, more like an informative function than actually being useful). BAD TRANSLATION/LOCALISATION! With version 2, my locale was perfect (ES-MX), Numerals were fine (123,456,789.00); now it is INVERTED (123.456.789,00 as if I were in Spain), already reported, never got an answer.

The new "notification system" is fine, but the removal of a system tray area is absurd.

Make the old applets into widgets, we can use neither in the current broken state of things.

Bottom line: GNOME 3 was "functional" but feature-less at release, and continues to be.

852: Don't let gnome session fallback die!

853: The storage notification should not ask questions. It's a pain to answer multiple questions every time I login, just because I leave an sd card in my computer.
I would like to google drive integration. So I can log in using my google drive acoount and all my setting are saved to google drive.

854: Please don't make compositing the only option. Support for plain old gnome-panel like it was in gnome2, along with support for other window managers in that configuration style, would solve 50% of "gnome" problems. The other 50% comes from the lack of theme flexibility: please allow for more flexible themes and an easier way to install new themes. Under ubuntu 12.04 and debian testing right now I can't even reliably change the GTK3 theme!

I think gnome-shell is clever, but we need options, and we need you guys to take our feedback to heart. this upgrade process was more stable than KDE4's, but KDE stayed true to its heart, and Gnome wandered.

And it's borderline silly to not have the "up" button in Nautilus.

855: Fix Bug 648156 - mutter does not support multiple X11 screens.

856: Bring back the split screen mode in Nautilus.

857: Too much mouse movement is required to use gnome 3, specially flicking to top left on laptop's touchpad is not a smooth experience.
Similar looking windows are hard to distinguish in overview, more so if they have similar names.

858: There should be more options to configure settings, for example, there should be tool to change theme colors, desktop wallpaper, gdm wallpaper and such things (with 3.6 I can't even change placing of my wallpaper). Thought there is many enhancement from 3.4, like network configuring is more intuitive and Nautilus is a lot better looking (the default sorting for Nautilus should be Type).

859: Keep it up! The refinements to the Shell really add up. And I'm loving the new apps! It'll be great once the core set are in place...

860: - you really need to fix basic keyboard shortcut functionality
- don't take away fallback mode; it's the only reason many haven't fully migrated to XFCE
- really need better configuration gui's. Not overkill like in KDE, but at least more than what GNOME currently has

861: fix panels please
in gnome2 many applications had their icon in panel and worked well. in gnome 3 some don't appear, some don't work, amule is showing its icon in desktop...it is mess

862: Removing features is not evolution.

863: Keep up the good work.

864: Please, NO MORE NEW FEATURES. Focus on SPEED and STABILITY and RAM economy. ty ;-)

865: Bring back lists in Nautilus, improve code of online accounts. Reduce dead space in the default theme.

866: Listen to users.

867: You are all trying very hard to improve gnome but you have lost touch with what your user base need / want.

Now GNOME is slower, less user friendly, buggier and less useable then it has been in a very long time.

If you do not believe me, its as simple as going to http://distrowatch.com Mint is now #1, by a large margin. They use either a GNOM2 fork or GNOME 3 fork. Prior to GNOME 3 the top distro by a large margin used GNOME 2.

I know you care about GNOME a lot. If you want GNOME to stay reverent in the future you need to stop the current direction of the project and do some serious re-evaluation.

868: SERIOUSLY add a proper configuration tool like Gnome Tweak NATIVELY into Gnome3, to configure Themes (with preview please), fonts and other things, also in general stop hiding so many useful things you can configure in Gnome 3.

869: Online Accounts integration is very useful and cool, but doesn't entirely work for the moment (for me at least).

Some extensions should be considered as default or configuration option (we need more option).

To finish, I didn't found any way to get speed access directly in shell to personal executables (or portables apps). The only way seems terminal or Nautilus browsing then double-click.

Thanks very much.

870: Add a desktop switcher extension with icons similar to gnome 2 and XFCE.

871: The notification area in the bottom left hand corner is poo to access; especially if you need to do multiple things with it. Please add an option to auto-hide the top bar, it takes up too much space on all monitors.

872: Your little demonstration of how to destroy a popular free software project by sticking your heads up your collective arse and turning Gnome into useless crap no-one wants was sort of intriguing for a little while. Sadly the joke is starting to grate now. Perhaps the sum of a few geeks pet projects does not amount to some grand utopia the unthinking masses will all thank you for ramming down their throats, after all.

Here's a radical idea: study how those mindless masses use their machines, analyse the tasks the UI must facilitate, perhaps solicit direct feedback via some sort of questionnaire - assuming your market would be willing to help you like this, then use those valuable data to produce software which someone might actually find useful.

873: More openness for user's top concerns

874: I would like to be able to monitor the temperature of my system (CPU, HDDs) in the upper tool bar. This is the only feature of Gnome 2 that I miss.

875: The current incarnation is a diamond in the rough for so-called power users. For regular users it's up to a point where I think most people would consider it intuitive, but for everyone else (speaking as a sysadmin) there are still many features lacking (better keyboard shortcuts, mouse actions, configurability of the launcher bar, better alt+TAB, etc...)

On the subject of the alt-TAB I think the current implementation shows promise and I think the ability to quickly drill down to the desired window is a plus, but for someone who uses a lot of terminals or text editors, the thumbnails all look alike, and it's not ideal reading the text descriptions of each windown horizontally spread across the entire monitor's length. An alternative hierarchical presentation of each window, giving emphasis to the titles would go a long way here.

While on the subject of window presentation, it would also be nice to have windows grouped by application on the Activities overview. Right now there is no logical grouping to them.

Also, a way to launch an application using the keyboard in a new Desktop (keyboard shortcut to middle-click on an application)

Also (last one, I promise) a way to re-order the desktops on the right of the Activities overview.

876: 3.6 was the last push i needed to jump to cinnamon. And it's atleast usable though gnome2 still beats it.

877: I'd really like Gnome 2-style back instead of innovations like Gnome Shell. For some time ago I was really addicted to having two panels at top and bottom of the screen.

Also, regarding design issues, taking Banshee player as an example, I'd prefer simpler programs, like audacious or winamp-like in this case, instead of user interface full of menus, popups, buttons and sliders.

And at the end, regarding color themes, I really liked smooth look of now themes and I think it's important to try to not remove old themes as they may be liked by some users.

878: Please, make the accessibility menu/notification an optional service, not something I have to disable through a shell extension, as well as including a power/suspend/logout/hibernate menu in the power menu without requiring workarounds or shell extensions. The inclusion of a "places" either in the notification bar or on the status bar would also be a big help.

879: Searching for files using the shell should rely on zeitgeist. Most of the time, I can't find the files I'm looking for !

880: From your gnome wiki, it is obvious that there is no consideration of the `desktop'. I see that ideas are taken from tablet and phone operating systems. Since the majority of gnome user (and ex-users) do not run gnome 3 on a tablet or phone but on a real computer, gnome 3 should focus on making something for a real computer.

881: If you stop supporting gnome-session-fallback you will loss about 10 users just from my friendship circle, including me. If you care, stop the non-sense experiments and bring back again that usable desktop that we used to love.

882: I would like to have the option to use the vertical bar on my desktop, not inside that menu.

883: DONT BREAK nautilus features please!!

884: Despite te current buzz on the internet and the divide opinions, I strongly approve GNOME 3 and GNOME Shell's directions towards a more productive desktop.
The Notification System is amazing and the ability to interact with programs with it is awesome. As far as I'm concerned, there is no lacking feature that would make me change to other shell or other desktop environment.

In the development area, thou, I'd put some more efforts on Vala.

885: Gnome 3 has a great user experience, all the rants about it are from people who just like to insult others.
Also this survey is designed by such people, aimed at delivering negative feedback.

886: * Add "action triggers" in search. That is, I use a lot synapse, gnome-do, quicksilver, alfred.
I rely on those programs to easily shutdown, lock screen, share, etc.

* I have a large widescreen nn my desktop PC. Sometimes, I feel that a move around a lot between app launchers, notification bar e workspace switcher.

* I don't like to close button for applications on the icon overview. It should be similar to the close symbol of the theme

* I've been wonering if one could interact with the applications, on the applications overview, without having to open them. For example, having a play/pause, next button on an music player app.
I know that it feels redundant with the notification bar, but doing to in the notification bar forces me to move the mouse around and click 2 times (opening the app notification tooltip, clicking pause).

Overall, I like the coherent vision that you have (even If I don't always agree with it). Thank you for all your work.

887: 1. Avoid the use of two menus, like the gear and the GApp menu in nautilus
2. Improve the developers support to allow a simpler creation of GS extensions
3. When GNOME decides some elements should be removed please allow us to restore them in same way.
4. Allow the GOA extensions to add further services and providers
5. Allow to customize things, the GNOME choices cannot be the only available option

888: Listen to your users.
Please stop tabletization of our desktops - GNOME is a desktop, not a tablet UI for a non-existent device.

889: -Please implement the "Text feature" and "Zoom feature" into GNOME Paint!

-Please fix issue where GNOME will not remember laptop/netbook's LCD brightness setting when user reboots computer! Reboot always causes LCD brightness to max out regardless of my user-settings.

-Please improve the readability/usability/user-interface of the "Log File Viewer"! It is difficult to interpret and can be designed to be a lot easier to read and display, for example, what ports are being reported in the Firewall Log file.

-Please fix the Nautilus bug that is causing excess space between icons when user is in Icon View and zooms in to 200 or 400%!

-In general I like GNOME 3 improvements, but bugs/issues like I've listed above make using GNOME a pain at times!

-I primarily use Ubuntu-Unity because I like a number of Unity's features:
1) having minimize/maximize buttons on windows

2) having a shutdown item listed and always showing

3) how window-titlebars merge into the OS's Top-Panel when windows are maximized

4) how the application-menus show in the OS's Top-Panel instead of in the app's window

5) I like that the Launcher always shows on the desktop and the feedback that the Launcher provides me about events (like download status, emails, etc)

6) I also like the font and general layout-design of Unity better than GNOME3.

890: open the animation API for god sake

891: Windows 8 is a failure.

And you will too.

People want to work on their desktops, not play with it. That basically means it should be user friendly out of the box; but as of the current time, if a user encounters Gnome 3 as a serious working environment, he'll put his hands up.

Lastly, stop hating KDE. It's a good DE, although buggy and not as stable as Gnome, it's concepts are nice and there's a lot of work done on the project. They try to satisfy each user instead of scolding the opinion out. They work and decide on basis of logic not religion.

892: Were really excited about 3.x, especially got a good feeling about the new 3.x when viewing your rhetorical videos. But when it came to really use the new gnome... it was horrible!
Sure, I understand it is important with the touch interface, but when it came to production in a regular desktop/notebook computer it was horrible.
So, please re-design with the regular mouse/keyboard in mind, firstly. (Avoid the win8 ditch, that gnome 3 pre dug ;)
More documented options, even if it's only in a gconf-enviroment at the beginning.
Graphical pr0n for the masses, that don't desire the latest graphic card and make the comp sluggish. (Think elementary OS)

893: Work efficiency > Eyecandy
I want to be able to identify and switch between the windows I need as painlessly as possible.

894: GDM should be easier configurable (e.g. background, etc)

895: * ownCloud support would be nice
* The new (3.6) bottom icon bar is very obstrusive. Maybe the solution is to make it appear only when the mouse is on the bottom right corner and not the whole bottom part of the screen.
* Use tracker or simple locate results in shell search.
* Make something like the Unity media menu standard. I know there are plugins, but I guess this is important enough to make it a core feature.
* Convince Mark Shuttleworth to drop Unity in favour of Gnome :-)

Apart from that: I really like Gnome 3. Thanks a lot and keep it up!

896: Setting, customizations...why dont you go and find out why Cinnamon is so popular instead of asking these stupid questions. Talk about out of touch. Like if your a Gnome3 developer, are you useing Windoze in your everyday, because I can tell you right now, Gnome3 original, was in your way. I think it is just laziness. Tablets come around and you can t have two desktop branches...one for keyboard and mouse and one for finger. You practically destroy / divide the Linux community instead.....absolutely retaaaarded. I think all around these decisions to act against the greater community has really hurt Linux as a whole. I personally have not run Linux now for over a year except until recently because of the work done with Cinnamon / Mint. Shame.

897: GNOME Shell is no good for users who fancy minimalism. It looks unique, even aesthetically pleasing from certain angles, but it is unpleasant to use, especially with a touchpad. I will be trying something else for my new system.

898: Catering for the "dumb users" is fine, as long as you are not diminishing the ease of doing things for experienced users.

In the same way, making the interface touch friendly is fine, as long as you don't make it *less* keyboard and mouse friendly.

I don't think that either of the above two items are good reasons to remove features.

899: An option to reduce the sensitivity of the Activities hot-corner would be helpful.

900: I stopped caring what happens to your project when you last insulted me as I was making suggestions for improvements, I won't be making that mistake again in a hurry.

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