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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
Very good analysis why a global application menu is crap! I'll keep a bookmark to point others to it.
I just hope that one can turn it off via gconf or so; Unity seems to be interesting for my netbook. (I wouldn't use it on my desktop, but my small-form-factor EeePC needs a different UI design.)
Posted Feb 22, 2011 9:25 UTC (Tue) by Seegras (subscriber, #20463)
- Single Menu FORCES "click to focus". Which is, for anyone who ever worked with sloppy focus, a massive productivity killer. (A similar problem, by the way, are programs who automatically give their pop-ups the focus and place them anywhere on the screen, no matter whether the application generating the pop-up even has a focus; and programs opening their pop-ups as normal windows, so they disappear behind any application immediately if they loose focus).
- The only point where something like "click to focus" makes sense is when you've got a inherently inaccurate pointing device (smearpad, or whatever these things are called ;)) and a small screen estate.
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