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  • #41
    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Very nice with the performance improvements. The animations are smoother. Unfortunately still last too long because the defined duration is too long, so you still have to wait.
    I wonder if animation speed is configurable via Tweaks or at least dconf.

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    • #42
      Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

      I wonder if animation speed is configurable via Tweaks or at least dconf.
      GNOME Tweaks don't. It only have a on/off switch for animations.
      I searched for "anim" in dconf, but found nothing relevant to speed or duration.

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      • #43
        How big is the reduction in RAM usage? Is it usable on a machine with 4GB RAM and integrated graphics?

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        • #44
          Originally posted by SyXbiT View Post

          That's a huge deal!
          Despite continuous posts saying that the next Gnome release will better support Wayland with the Nvidia binary, each release proves to be a disappointment.
          When will Gnome/Wayland work properly at full speed with the Nvidia binary?

          (I get it, maybe my next GPU will be AMD, but Nvidia hardware has been superior for a long time.)
          That's because Nvidia is doing wrong, not Gnome.

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          • #45
            Originally posted by ernstp View Post
            That's because Nvidia is doing wrong, not Gnome.
            Just don't fool the userbase and honestly deny that eglstream mess like Sway/wlroots does.

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            • #46
              Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
              Linux has a desktop now. Like a real desktop.
              And it doesn't even offer a real fucking desktop. What a joke.

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              • #47
                Originally posted by aufkrawall View Post
                Just don't fool the userbase and honestly deny that eglstream mess like Sway/wlroots does.
                What do you mean by deny? I didn't see ernstp denying anything.

                It's true that AMD & Intel are going one way and Nvidia are going the other. Understandably, many Open Source developers don't want to spend time making custom code paths for handling Nvidia's awkward binary blobs. It's even worse when you consider that the awesome Nouveau devs desperately want to give us an Nvidia driver which takes the same path as Intel & AMD, but Nvidia are not doing the minimum level of co-operation to allow it to happen.

                The way to keep the userbase from being foolish, is by ensuring they know that it's unwise to purchase modern Nvidia hardware for use on GNU/Linux desktops.

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                • #48
                  My god did all the mentally ill log onat the same time this morning. This might surprise many here but on Linux you have options for a DE.

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                  • #49
                    Originally posted by jamdox View Post
                    How big is the reduction in RAM usage? Is it usable on a machine with 4GB RAM and integrated graphics?
                    Haven't tried newer versions, but it certainly used to be... I ran Fedora with Gnome Shell on a crappy old Atom netbook for quite a few years, and it was no worse than any of the lighter-weight desktops on that hardware...

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                    • #50
                      Originally posted by DeeZiD View Post

                      Runs smoother here than any other desktop here and doesn't have any tearing issues with NVIDIA cards.
                      Also I love activities. No other desktop provides something like that.
                      I've never seen the point of Activities for my personal use, or of the Unity dash at the time.

                      For open windows I switch between them faster with a mouse wheel scroll on the Dash-to-dock app icon (or alt-tab if fullscreen) to maximize it (or a click to minimize it). So did I in Unity.
                      For starting frequent apps, I also use the launcher favorites in a much faster way (Unity then Dash-to-Dock) and Ctrl+space with Synapse (or standard alt+F2) is also noticeably faster to start a less frequently used app than searching between 5-6 drawers full of apps inconsistently named.

                      Now that I think of it, I completely deactivated Activities because it was irritating when clicking on it by mistakes. Hence I really don't need it.

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