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  • bachinchi
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    GNOME is becoming more and more idiotic each day.

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  • mayankleoboy1
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    The GNOME developers also have no plans to endorse the Cinnamon fork.
    lol
    Cinnamon is already a huge thing now. It needs no endorsement from the "GNOME Corporation inc. ltd"..

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  • randomizer
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    This is not a bad idea. The problem with extensions is that they are highly prone to breaking with each update, so having the GNOME guys test the more useful ones before release and package them nicely will make them a bit less of a hack than they currently are.

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  • scionicspectre
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    Originally posted by johnc View Post
    ummm... lolwut? Their new window decorator doesn't have min / max buttons? how the hell do you min / max a window?
    Assuming that you're actually asking this question, you can maximize a window more easily by dragging it to the window edge you would like it to fill (top to fill the whole screen), or if your screen is especially large, just double-click on any portion of the titlebar. This is clearly much easier than aiming for a square button on the edge of a window, but perhaps not as discoverable as some would like.

    So far as minimizing goes, GNOME is trying to avoid the behavior of hiding applications in an abstracted list. It's not a very natural behavior, and it may only seem so because most of us have been using task lists for a very long time. They don't represent much, and they are usually small targets for the mouse.

    If you end up with more windows on the screen than you can manage, you can easily begin categorizing them in the overview. I understand that sometimes you don't always have a clear idea of how to group tasks, so a trick I like to use is middle-clicking the titlebar to send the window I've been looking at back.

    To be clear, while the overview is a good, natural way to manage tasks, the designers are aware of the issues with certain workflows and they're still trying to come up with better solutions to those problems.

    Aside from that, GNOME tries to encourage you to focus on one task at a time, as reduced distractions are better for your productivity. Of course, if you're not working on anything that may just mean helping you focus better on having fun.

    Not to mention that mutter does have minimize and maximize, they just arent enabled by default.
    Last edited by scionicspectre; 11-21-2012, 11:33 PM.

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  • scionicspectre
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    Originally posted by mark45 View Post
    They screw up badly calling names those who don't like their crazy decisions and after a long while they give in partially while keeping an arrogant face.
    I'm not exactly sure if I'd call abandoning the fallback mode 'giving in to those who don't like our crazy decisions'. I think the extension story is important to keep in mind regardless of which extensions might be prioritized, since a lack of updated extensions has been a huge issue of late.

    I don't see a lot of arrogance, but I do see a lot of people ostracizing the designers. I just wish the discussion didn't have to wind up so antagonistic. If anyone in particular has offended you, I'm sorry, but that's not the intention of GNOME in the slightest. It may be a sign that we need to take the social aspect of our community a bit more seriously if we're sending that kind of message.

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  • johnc
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    heh

    sounds like the metrics aren't too hot.

    but seriously: "Going forward it will be easier to enable the GNOME Shell to exhibit old GNOME 2.x functionality like ... minimize/maximize buttons..."

    ummm... lolwut? Their new window decorator doesn't have min / max buttons? how the hell do you min / max a window?

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  • mark45
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    They screw up badly calling names those who don't like their crazy decisions and after a long while they give in partially while keeping an arrogant face.

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  • MaxToTheMax
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    We'll see how this works out, but this may end up being a better option for me than MATE. I'm still using a vintage Linux Mint release with Gnome 2.32, and am holding off on upgrading until there's an obvious "best choice" for how to retain my beloved interface.

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