Re: Why nested alt-tab?

That would be the same as adding an old fashioned task bar (xp), if anything at all we should look at the way tabs have developed. First of all the user wants to access any of his 'windows', he wants to get their within one click. Secondly, all tabs a linearly organised, there is no categorisation except for the order. Tabs from the same site are NOT nested, simply because you want to have access to all of them. The very idea of nesting them is an artifact from the time that screens were too small. Possibly it should even be considered to not have a dynamic order in the alt+tab window, but rather a static semi-chronological one (by creation) through which [TAB] navigation will be 'by update' and click navigation will be 'by creation' (if my last idea was unclear I can describe it in further detail if necessary). 
  David Mulder

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Rovanion Luckey <rovanion luckey gmail com> wrote:
I don't understand, why change alt-tab thing at all? Everybody is familiar
with alt-tab so much that people even don't turn on their brains when using
it. Every major change will be a major pain for everybody who is used to
current alt-tab behaviour, and when the change actually decreases usability...

Why reinvent the wheel is the question you're asking?
In a case where we conclude that the current ways of doing things is the best there ever will be we can stop developing Gnome Shell  totally since the optimal way of operating your desktop is already here.

Anyhow. The current alt-tab switcher is has functionality very much like the so called Superbar of Windows 7. I would like to make a request for a Gnome-Shell addon: Rip out the current alt-tab and place it as a persistant bar down at the bottom.


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