The good, the bad, the insane
- From: Martin Häsler <martin haesler googlemail com>
- To: gnome-shell-list gnome org
- Subject: The good, the bad, the insane
- Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 12:05:46 +0100
After having followed this list for quite some time, I now feel
compelled to weigh in.
Overall Gnome-shell is absolutely fantastic. It is the most visually
pleasing desktop I have ever seen, I love
the general workflow, love the workspace management.
Gnome-shell, especially considering it 3.0 nature, is ridiculously
stable, and with the gallium driver feels very snappy.
A job very well done, Congratulations !!
I dearly miss the Gnome2 Killer-app: netspeed-applet. I am confident,
that someone will write an extension showing netspeed
in the Top-Bar, but for now I really miss it. (I am running a conky
script now, but it's just not the same.
Am I the only one to think, that the Close button should be on the left
side ? Because for someone using only mouse
or touchpad, in order to close your window you have to go all the way to
the top right corner and in order to launch your next app
across the whole screen to the left. (Before someone says, hey window
buttons have always been on the right side, true, but
also there have also always been Min and Max buttons. And yes, I know
you can change that with gconf-editor, I just think it
should be default.
I think this is the first design decision ever made in any desktop which
made me angry.
Leaving aside, that suspend - resume doesn't work with many laptops and
especially desktop PC's,
I simply cannot understand the thought process behind this decision.
There was no need to change the old behaviour,
and to say making Suspend default, because it would save energy, is so
blatantly wrong, I'm at a loss for words.
That a machine uses less energy when turned off should be obvious.
Please go back to the old behaviour and make a lot of users happy.
(especially us treehugging Germans :) )
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