Re: Suggestions.

On 03/31/2010 11:11 AM, Thorsten Wilms wrote:
On Wed, 2010-03-31 at 09:39 -0500, Ryan Peters wrote:

The last time I checked, most people didn't care about workspaces, and
restricting the shell to only show one desktop at a time in the
overlay makes sense because it's easier to see all of your
applications (especially on something like a netbook). I like the grid
view more personally, of course, but that's only because I like using
multiple workspaces at once, which most people don't do. Showing a
giant grid at start would only scare new users (like my mother, which
only needs a computer for Picasa, Gwibber, and Facebook) and giving
them too much immediate functionality isn't a good idea. The more
simple we make Gnome-Shell appear, the better. Of course, the grid
option is always there if you like it and it's just one click to turn
on ;)
I thought part of the motivation for the shell was making workspaces a
more obvious and dynamic feature.

If one doesn't use more than one workspace even with the shell, why
should there be a difference between a grid with only 1 space or a
"flat" view, aside of a means to add a workspace?

The other workspaces are still visible, but with a scroll-bar. People like myself use many workspaces at once for organization, but most people will probably only use 1 or 2 workspaces. Plus, with the single-workspace-at-a-time view, there's less zooming, making people less dizzy. I do see your point though that the grid view would also be a good default, but it's not a huge difference... is it?

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