Re: Gnome 3 desktop issues

You can try installing multiple of the extensions at to see if you can get a setup you're
comfortable with.

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Wendell Nichols <wcn00 shaw ca> wrote:
> I've been using Linux in one form or another for almost 20 years to write
> software.  My desktop is busy and I keep connections to about 10 other
> desktops open for testing and development on other acrhitectures and
> languages.  I like linux because it is flexable... or was.  I keep all these
> desktops configured roughly the same so I don't have huge mental shifts to
> make when going from machine to machine.  That is:  one panel, on the bottom
> containing the menu, workspaces, notification area etc.  The rest of the
> screen is dedicated to doing MY work.  IMHO desktops should be invisible
> until you need them not crowding out your apps and laying multiple title
> bars on things.
> My laptop is Ubuntu 10, but I need to upgrade.  I've tested several new
> distributions:
> -ubuntu 11 unity; absolute disaster  seems designed for cell phones or
> somehing
> -ubuntu 11, fedora or opensuse with gnome 3.  basic functionality is there
> but there is no way to consolidate the top and bottom panel into one at the
> bottom.  That is an absolute requirement.
> Currently if nothing changes I will migrate to a KDE desktop, but I find it
> slow and some of my favourite apps are not available or don't work well in
> KDE.  The really sick thing is that I find myself using windoze 7 more and
> more these days and not hating it like I would if linux desktops were up to
> the job.
> sigh.
> Sorry to make my first post so negative but I feel that the most open and
> inclusive computing environment I've ever used has taken a rather sad turn
> for the worse.
> Wendell Nichols
> Software Architect
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