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  • #71
    Originally posted by whitecat View Post

    Have you found a way to launch apps for the desktop icons on Gnome 3 ?
    If yes, please tell me how !!
    I'm not sure what that means, but if you want icons on your desktop, including shortcuts to apps, you can just switch your file manager from Nautilus to Caja (fork of Nautilus). It still supports this. It's possible you don't even have to switch. Maybe you can just use Caja as your desktop manager and use Nautilus for normal file management. But anyway, Caja is nice.

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    • #72
      Whenever we talk about graphical interfaces, there is a rush to what is more beautiful, practical, standard etc.
      In truth, some users prefer Gnome Shel, others KDE Plasma etc. as it should be, there is no standard in GNU / Linux and if you ask any application developer it will confirm it!
      Then we can pass Gnome shell as the standard since in the enterprise world it is the only DE supported, but in that area it is often very relative in DE. For example, in the company where I work, computers with SLE Gnome show nothing more than a full screen business application and this happens in many enterprise realities, in the server sector there is no graphical interface. Among other things, in the business environment the "classic" version of Gnome is used, which is very different from the Gnome shell, even if it is the same thing. But I imagine that few desktop users are interested in an enterprise deployment, also because usually the applications supported are much less, than those available for workstations.
      If the companies decide the standard, ok! For years IE has been the standard browser, even if it was painful, but this is not my yardstick.

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      • #73
        Originally posted by 240Hz View Post

        A javascript hack to get basic desktop functionality. This does not even work out of the box without extra commands in the terminal. I thought Gnome is supposed to be user friendly?
        That's not a hack. Desktop icons can be achieved in many ways, not only by transparent file manager sitting under all windows (which was real hack in case of GNOME). KDE do it in similar way. Basic functionality? For what? Managing files or running apps? There are better places to do it.

        What commands this extension needs? I don't remember using commands when I installed this extension.

        Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
        Either is built-in and properly supported or it doesn't exist.
        It's developed by GNOME developers. It's not unofficial. Can't really see why it's bad because it isn't builtin. Not everybody wants to fill desktop with icons so having this as option is better idea for me.
        Last edited by dragon321; 01-21-2020, 05:02 PM.

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        • #74
          Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
          Isedonde Remember GNOME is the enterprise desktop
          elite trolling Sir

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          • #75
            Originally posted by dragon321 View Post
            It's developed by GNOME developers. It's not unofficial. Can't really see why it's bad because it isn't builtin. Not everybody wants to fill desktop with icons so having this as option is better idea for me.
            Because it isn't builtin. Not everybody wants to update their OS only to find that the desktop they spent a couple weeks tinkering with to get setup just right quits working

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            • #76
              Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

              Because it isn't builtin. Not everybody wants to update their OS only to find that the desktop they spent a couple weeks tinkering with to get setup just right quits working
              All you have to do is visit extension.gnome.org and install extension by clicking one switch. You can do it in less than minute including visiting page. Some distros has this extensions in repo so you don't even have to install it manually. What about apps? Are you using only builtin because you don't want to "spend a couple weeks" installing your favorites?

              I can agree GNOME has disadvantages but I think this whole desktop icons discussion is way too loud. Some peoples criticize this like somebody from GNOME team would forbid they having icons on their desktops and block it.
              Last edited by dragon321; 01-21-2020, 07:14 PM.

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              • #77
                dragon321 Some distributions also keep the icons-on-desktop extension as part of their session. So it’s default and already QCed.

                Haters gonna hate. Who cares?

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                • #78
                  Originally posted by Charlie68 View Post
                  Yesterday I decided to install Ubuntu 19.10 Gnome shell, I was quite surprised that it works so badly on my notebook.
                  In the past on this notebook I ran Unity without problems and lately Plasma. With Gnome shell I noticed pointer stutters when I opened the shell and the animations were jerky.
                  My notebook is an acer aspire E1-522, the processor is perhaps the culprit, AMD quad core E2 3800 (1.30GHz), Amd Radeon HD 8280 graphics, 8Gb ram, 120Gb SSD.
                  However I will try to redo the installation, because this situation seems strange to me. I know very well that Gnome shell is quite resource-consuming, but I thought it worked better.
                  That processor is straight up not capable of running the heaps of high level code Gnome is built on. You should use anything else besides cinnamon or gnome and it should work perfectly.

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                  • #79
                    Originally posted by dragon321 View Post

                    All you have to do is visit extension.gnome.org and install extension by clicking one switch.
                    Even better, extensions can get installed via Gnome Software under Add-ons section.

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                    • #80
                      Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
                      There's no inability to use desktop icons in the Gnome desktop but you need to use an extension for that ?
                      In that case I think we can also say that Gnome supports desktop icons very well by letting you delete it and install another DE that really supports that.
                      In Ubuntu you get desktop icons by default. No user is going to notice that it's an extension.

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