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I have the same problem, with a relatively small (~20) windows on a 1920x1200 screen on a 128MB Radeon x800.
Posted Dec 3, 2011 12:52 UTC (Sat) by deepfire (subscriber, #26138)
1920x1200x4 = 9216000 bytes (all my windows are full-screen)
You can imagine how quickly my GPU runs out of its 128M VRAM..
Posted Dec 3, 2011 15:00 UTC (Sat) by MisterIO (guest, #36192)
Posted Dec 7, 2011 23:49 UTC (Wed) by tuna (guest, #44480)
Posted Dec 8, 2011 0:09 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
During the development they repeatedly made decisions based on "90%+ of our customers don't need this feature". After a year and a half of development they announced that the new version was complete with great fanfare and got ready to roll the result out, only to discover that only 30 of our 2000 customers could use the new version of the product, because every other customer used one of those features that "90%+ of the customers don't need"
the fact that the statement "if you need that feature you should use a different DE" (or equivalent) is being said so frequently should be setting off alarms for people
This sort of thing is one of the big reasons why the simpler Microsoft Office competitors have not taken off, 90% of the people may not use 80% of the features, but the trouble is that it's not the same features that they don't need.
Posted Dec 8, 2011 20:50 UTC (Thu) by sgros (subscriber, #36440)
In this particular case, two things are very interesting here, at least for me:
1. If you have a problem, then you fill a bug! In the end, if it is really a bug, bad design decision, or just a specific case not taken into account on purpose (but otherwise good design decision) is not known in advance and certainly not based on a single case.
2. To claim something is bad design simply based on a fact that _you_ have a problem, and repeat it every time you say something, is a bit too stretched and offensive (at least it sounds so to me)!
And I'm having open 12 Firefox windows and 107 tabs, which is now a lower value of the usual state, but I don't notice any slowdown. Could it be that the original poster really has 100 separate windows? But what is the purpose of such a large number of windows? BTW, I like gnome shell. There are problems and annoyances, but I believe that things will be better with each new release.
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