RE: Gnome-shell - some usability problems I found

Thank you for your input.

However given you didn't provide any code and dared to find flaws in something that was thought up two years ago, this topic will be ignored and nothing will change to fix the usability problems you list.

> Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 18:54:57 +0200
> From: uzytkownik2 gmail com
> To: gnome-shell-list gnome org
> Subject: Gnome-shell - some usability problems I found
> Hash: RIPEMD160
> First of all I'd like to say that I'm not usability specialist (I'm not
> event 'normal' user - I'm closer to power user). However after some time
> of using the gnome-shell (from about GNOME 2.27.x) I noted a few
> problems - and they are more the minor problems (I believe) in design
> rather that 'bugs' so I decided to post it here.
> I know that GNOME 3.0 is near but I guess it should be somewhere
> addressed (possibly in GNOME 3.2)
> - - Application-based navigation in gnome-shell may be nice idea but in
> some cases it has no high usability. If someone have more than one
> document it can be hard to navigate - all I have is white boxes with
> some text.
> The fade-out provides little clue where should I find an application.
> There *are* names and I can use recent items but there are some problems
> with this approach:
> 1. It does not work for terminals as they are not documents.
> 2. Recent items can get spammed by some applications - for example
> seeing 160 photos from camera destroys the whole list
> Anyway the problem is not that it is not impossible. The problem is that
> it is harder.
> - - Working with workspace is harder. When I had gnome-panel I had about 8
> workspaces constantly opened and I had 1:1 relationship between tasks
> and workspaces. Now I use one workspace.
> The problem is the change from 'array' approach to 'linked list'
> approach. Also I cannot rearrange them or insert workspace in the
> middle.
> I also cannot rearrange freely the workspaces. I had the set up where
> all programming tasks was next to each other etc.
> I understand that gnome-shell is probably targeted at users who are not
> necessary familiar with computers. However after some time of using
> gnome-shell I find it *less* task-based and harder to use using my work
> flow.
> Regards
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