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Classic mode, cool!
Posted Mar 29, 2013 22:27 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
With alt-tab and alt-` I can accurately and quickly choose between any number of application and application windows open, of which I typically have dozens.
Talk of 'oh it's optimized for small displays', or 'it is made for touch screens', or 'it is bad for multitasking' are all statements that do not hold up to actual experience on Gnome-shell.
Posted Mar 30, 2013 11:03 UTC (Sat) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
What I don't understand is what rational argument there is for forcing people out of their entirely reasonable habit and pushing the extra cognitive load on them to bother about a detail ('this window happens to be part of that same application')?
I really wonder how a decision like this gets made - it is quite the epic failure. And then not deciding to revert this when it becomes clear that, for no reason, you switched shortcuts and destroyed the value of years of muscle memory - that makes it even more epic...
Posted Mar 31, 2013 13:16 UTC (Sun) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
For someone who is supposed to be understand communities this is really weird behaviour.
Posted Mar 31, 2013 15:06 UTC (Sun) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
None of your points explain that process.
Posted Mar 31, 2013 18:32 UTC (Sun) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
Calling things epic fail just does not help to create a discussion. Now you make all kinds of statements. E.g. KDE is the end all of usability. Look, I know you are a KDE fan. But there is something like Mac OS X. Your epic fail does not mean anything.
However, just making things emotional by suggesting that we would not care, or that things are an "epic fail". And the "understand communities", really nice behaviour that you're displaying towards the GNOME community, changing a "meh" into "epic fail".
Community manager means behaving like this?
Posted Apr 3, 2013 0:13 UTC (Wed) by daniel (subscriber, #3181)
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