Do the actually not like their users?
Posted Apr 23, 2008 17:56 UTC (Wed) by dskoll
In reply to: Do the actually not like their users?
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor encounters the Hardy Heron
That's. Just. Hideous. Does the GNOME team not like their users? (Ducks to avoid barrage of flames)
From the brief and unpleasant interactions I've had with GNOME developers, I would conclude that they do not like their users. Well, I voted with my feet. XFCE for me, and my kids independently chose KDE after trying GNOME and KDE. Unfortunately, some GNOME annoyances are difficult to escape such as the stupid file browser that hangs for 10 seconds in large directories. Firefox 3 uses GNOME (well, I guess GTK) widgets by default. Here's the magical firefox incantation to get a usable file browser again:
about:config and then set
ui.allow_platform_file_picker to false.
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