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  • #11
    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

    Android and iOS don't have virtual desktops, they have multiple start screen pages. That's a totally different concept. Linux's virtual desktops are like those on AmigaOS (from which Linux DE's copied it).
    Yeah, maybe so, but I am not interested in any virtual desktops, and most computer users seem not to be either. It seems to be some small set of special type of users who like that functionality. So GNOME Shell have lots of uninteresting stuff that does not interest me who just want a desktop like Windows 10.

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    • #12
      I like the Timer, that's actually very useful. Also, I really really wish they'd add a hibernate button in the system menu. They finally added a suspend button - come on GNOME devs, you can do it! I promise it won't kill you.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post

        Yeah, maybe so, but I am not interested in any virtual desktops, and most computer users seem not to be either. It seems to be some small set of special type of users who like that functionality. So GNOME Shell have lots of uninteresting stuff that does not interest me who just want a desktop like Windows 10.
        Windows 10 has virtual desktops. Maybe there are more people interested in them than you think...

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        • #14
          Originally posted by maxtorete View Post

          Windows 10 has virtual desktops. Maybe there are more people interested in them than you think...
          Yeah, it recently got them in an update, its kind of hidden away though, and I don't think many people know about it or care about it. I mean its cool that GNOME got virtual desktops, but the core functionality is too focused on their own ideas like their app drawer which makes GNOME feel like something for a phone or tablet, Microsoft already tried this with Windows 8 and it was so universally hated, they had to backdown and revert back to the start menu with Windows 10.

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          • #15
            Why can't the just clone mission control from mac os? They're literally reimplementing a subpar version of it!
            Then again the whole gnome experience is a bad copy of apple design.

            The top three things that immediately come to my mind:
            • Moving windows between virtual desktops seems harder with this new design
            • Who wants to login into applications?! I'm hoping against hope that it can be configured
            • Is it possible that gnome still isn't smooth?! I mean even on their video the animations stutter

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            • #16
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post

              I mean its cool that GNOME got virtual desktops, but the core functionality is too focused on their own ideas like their app drawer which makes GNOME feel like something for a phone or tablet, Microsoft already tried this with Windows 8 and it was so universally hated, they had to backdown and revert back to the start menu with Windows 10.
              ehm... what do you exactly mean with "gnome got virtual desktop"?
              gnome had virtual desktop for about 20 years now...

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              • #17
                Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

                IMHO, it still won't be up to par with with Plasma, Cinnamon, or Mate in regards to efficient multitasking. For me, any work involving three or more programs feels clunky and slower on GNOME; like jumping between a web browser, a terminal, a text editor, and a file browser which I seem to do a lot. The way I can set that up in Plasma is just more efficient to me and not much on that video showed GNOME getting better in that regard.

                I did like that the app drawer made use of the sides of the screen. The last time I used vanilla GNOME the icons were in a square shape with lots of padding on the sides and it really annoyed me. I'm not a fan of full screen app drawers, but that's better than what it was.

                If GNOME had a taskbar and a drop-down terminal added to the project I could really make it work. Sorry not sorry, but I'm never going to be able to make those icon dock launchers on the bottom work. I'll compromise on a taskbar with quick-launch icons, but that's as far as I'll go. The things I want to access that fast will be icons on my desktop or taskbar and I'll use the main menu for the rest...oh, wait...
                GNOME Classic addresses that need.

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by cynic View Post

                  ehm... what do you exactly mean with "gnome got virtual desktop"?
                  gnome had virtual desktop for about 20 years now...
                  Yeah, I know, it has virtual desktops, and app drawer, and dash, and shell and all kinds of useless things that nobody wants and nobody likes. The only way to get GNOME to be nice is to install ArcMenu and Dash-to-panel and then its actually nice, when it looks, feels and behaves like Windows 10.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post

                    Yeah, I know, it has virtual desktops, and app drawer, and dash, and shell and all kinds of useless things that nobody wants and nobody likes. The only way to get GNOME to be nice is to install ArcMenu and Dash-to-panel and then its actually nice, when it looks, feels and behaves like Windows 10.
                    Stop it I'm pissing myself 😂

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by uid313 View Post

                      Yeah, maybe so, but I am not interested in any virtual desktops, and most computer users seem not to be either. It seems to be some small set of special type of users who like that functionality. So GNOME Shell have lots of uninteresting stuff that does not interest me who just want a desktop like Windows 10.
                      When I first started Linux/Unix back in the mid-90's, the virtual desktop was the most useful feature in the UI. Back then I was running fvwm2 (on Linux or Solaris via a X-Terminal). FVWM was pretty basic, but it had virtual desktop. Since then, using a UI without a virtual desktop makes me feel claustrophobic. I'll always associate Unix/Linux with virtual desktops. It took far too long for Windows to add the feature.

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