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  • #71
    Originally posted by dragon321 View Post
    Well, not really. Show desktop button on Windows fails to restore minimized windows if you run something else when they are minimized.
    * checks...

    Nope, that's a lie, on W10 at least. Can't speak for earlier versions since I don't have VMs of those any more.

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    • #72
      Originally posted by arQon View Post
      * checks...

      Nope, that's a lie, on W10 at least. Can't speak for earlier versions since I don't have VMs of those any more.
      That not 100 percent correct. Windows 10 can have this fault in one set of versions. High security applications on enterprise version going full screen and the show desktop button had all low security applications. Welcome to flushed. Yes this is Windows 10 enterprise setup a particular way problem. All other versions it should work as you checked. Yes windows 10 enterprise not setup for secured applications will not have the problem either.

      So it is possible for a person to seen this behavour at a job placement place or equal with locked down windows 10 enterprise clients and walked away with that this is general windows behavour when really it is particular windows 7/8/10/11 corner case behavour with the enterprise versions. The behavour from secure applications appears at windows 7 enterprise versions Yes this is wacky because Windows 7 Ultimate does not have the behavour even that the feature set lists by Microsoft suggest it should have the behavour as well.

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      • #73
        Originally posted by arQon View Post

        * checks...

        Nope, that's a lie, on W10 at least. Can't speak for earlier versions since I don't have VMs of those any more.
        I checked this again (on Windows 10 version 21H1) and it still working in the way I've described before. So "lie" is not very suitable word here. Can you describe what you did to check this?
        dragon321
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        Last edited by dragon321; 27 September 2021, 12:04 PM.

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        • #74
          Originally posted by dragon321 View Post
          Can you describe what you did to check this?
          I just followed your STR, sorry - I don't have some special trick to make it work that I'm hiding from you.

          I'm sure you're right and it's misbehaving where you are, but I can't tell you why. The code to do this is literally only about 12 lines, so it's pretty impressive that they managed to screw it up. Still, UI devs, amirite? :P

          edit> The VM is on 21H1 too, so it's not that.
          arQon
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          Last edited by arQon; 28 September 2021, 05:29 AM.

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          • #75
            Originally posted by indepe View Post

            Gnome should at least include Dash to Dock with all the original options (more than Ubuntu). All popular OS'es have something like that: MacOS, Ubuntu, Windows.

            "Floating Dock" kinda works with gnome 40.4, but new windows are created underneath the dock, as if it wasn't there, which is annoying.

            Considering that the extension mechanism, and its maintenance/updating, generally doesn't work that well, gnome's minimalism goes too far.

            (It probably was the lack of a stable API due to which the Dash to Dock is not available on gnome 40 anymore. Quality extensions seem to disappear more quickly than they appear, so pointing in that direction doesn't really help.)
            Now on Gnome 41, "Floating Dock" doesn't seem to work anymore either. So apparently no visible (vertical) dock works anymore.

            Subjectively, this gives me the feeling of a less capable OS.

            EDIT: Actually, works again in Gnome 41 after new version update + restart (in that order). However, new windows still all appear underneath the dock (on the left side). Unfortunately, that might be why it is called "floating" dock....so I wonder if Gnome 40/41 does not have an API for moving the location of new windows anymore, or if that's "just" the different dock concept...

            EDIT 2: Among other things, I was thrown off by there being at least 2 extension pages (currently):

            https://extensions.gnome.org/extensi...floating-dock/ Currently shows versions for up to Gnome shell 3.38
            https://extensions.gnome.org/extensi...floating-dock/ Currently shows versions including for Gnome shell 41
            indepe
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            Last edited by indepe; 29 September 2021, 02:01 AM.

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            • #76
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              I love GNOME and look forward to this release!
              I especially like GNOME with some shell extensions such as ArcMenu, Dash-to-panel, and Desktop Icons NG (DING).
              There lots of great third-party apps for GNOME too such as Apostrophe (markdown editor), Gaphor (diagram editor), and Solanum (tomato clock).

              GNOME Music is really, really terrible though. You cannot even skip in the song, and you cannot chose a folder where to find music, it is ridiculously bad. Rhythmbox is much better, but unfortunately it doesn't seem like its getting any love. 😢
              (emphasis mine)

              Isn't the bold part a bit like saying "Its default experience and workflow design does not quite do it for me. Despite its designers' insistence that extensions are discouraged, I need to fundamentally change its design ethos and assumptions in order for it to present me with the traditional desktop experience I need (a la, say, KDE Plasma or Windows 10) via the Arc Menu, Dash to Panel and Desktop Icons NG extensions (which break every time there's an update to GNOME Shell)."

              FWIW, I'm writing this on a Fedora WS w/GNOME Shell 40.x box with a smattering of extensions including, yes, Arc Menu and Dash to Panel because they make it comfortable for me to switch between Windows 10, KDE Plasma Desktop and GNOME Shell in terms of muscle memory.

              I deliberately maintain a couple of old desktop PCs (with identical CPUs, GPUs, SSDs and RAM Speed + amount) with poor single-threaded performance relative to modern systems and in my experience, KDE Plasma Desktop is _way_ smoother to use in terms of animations and general feeling of interaction responsiveness. And yes, I've tried switching the OS installations between the two hardware builds; the result stays the same: KDE Plasma Desktop feels much smoother to use to me.

              If you gave me the option of Pure GNOME Shell as upstream intended, my personal curated GNOME Shell experience w/extensions and KDE Plasma Desktop (no extensions needed) and only allowed me to use one of them for a year, I'd pick KDE Plasma Desktop hands down. As a point of reference, I used GNOME Shell exclusively from around Fedora 19 to Fedora 29, so switching to Plasma felt alien at first if I'm completely honest.

              That doesn't mean that I can't (or won't) appreciate what GNOME Shell is aiming for; it just means that for my workflow and expectations, KDE Plasma Desktop's UX and its fluidity of interaction is a better fit. Both have been relatively stable for me, which can likely (at least in part) be attributed to the fact that I use older hardware supported by open drivers only.

              Are users "stupid" for preferring default GNOME Shell? No. Are users "stupid" for preferring GNOME Shell with Arc Menu and Dash to Panel? No. Are users "stupid" for preferring KDE Plasma Desktop? No.

              Once people realise that personal preference is just, well, personal preference and that adopting a "live and let live" stance towards people's needs, tastes and lived experiences is probably a wiser stance overall, I would argue that this space wouldn't be quite so contentious. Not that it matters of course, since the people arguing here and insinuating that others are stupid for not sharing their experiences and points of view still only represent a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the market for computer users anyway.

              If you made it this far, good on you. I hope you have a pleasant day.

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              • #77
                Originally posted by arQon View Post

                I just followed your STR, sorry - I don't have some special trick to make it work that I'm hiding from you.

                I'm sure you're right and it's misbehaving where you are, but I can't tell you why. The code to do this is literally only about 12 lines, so it's pretty impressive that they managed to screw it up. Still, UI devs, amirite? :P

                edit> The VM is on 21H1 too, so it's not that.
                Nah, I just wanted to make sure I described my issue clearly. I don't have reasons to think you are hiding something or lying.

                I believe you are right as well. Yeah, pretty impressive something like that doesn't work in all cases.

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