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GNOME 3.6 released

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 28, 2012 16:26 UTC (Fri) by GhePeU (subscriber, #56133)
In reply to: GNOME 3.6 released by nteon
Parent article: GNOME 3.6 released

No, I'm switching because at the moment I'm working with 3 browser windows (each with multiple tabs), two terminals (each with multiple tabs), three text editor windows (each with multiple tabs), multiple Tomboy notes, two evince windows and a few nautilus windows, distributed in 5 workspaces according to the activity they're related to, and I can't bear the ugly mess both Unity and gnome-shell do of my workflow. I'm constantly switching between windows, creating new windows and destroying old windows, and all this actions now involve launching disruptive overlays and clicking around two, three or four times until I find what I wanted to see because a simple per-workspace task manager is apparently too complicated and multiple windows sharing a desktop is against the new fullscreen paradigm, not to speak of the always unpredictably changing number and order of the workspaces.

Windows at least puts everything on a single workspace: messy but not actively hostile, I can live with it.


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GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 28, 2012 17:53 UTC (Fri) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

Pity, though, that you'll have to give up your terminals then, if you go to Windows. And it's completely unclear to me why you couldn't use KDE, XFCE or even Fvwm for your workflow instead of Gnome or Unity.

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 28, 2012 18:55 UTC (Fri) by GhePeU (subscriber, #56133) [Link]

Ever heard of ssh? I use those terminals mostly to connect to routers, switches and servers.

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 29, 2012 9:07 UTC (Sat) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

Yeah, I have heard of ssh, but thanks for the tip all the same. Putty is decent, but not outstanding. But I use terminals mostly for development stuff, and on Windows, that's completely lacking. And yes, I also do Windows development, so I know what I'm talking about and I've tried all the options.

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 29, 2012 16:24 UTC (Sat) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

At least putty works. We are talking about GNOME here right? I'll take Putty over the default GNOME's terminal any day of the week: at least putty does not spend more CPU resources to show me the gcc's command line then it takes for gcc to compile complex C++ code!

When I see that my terminals fully hogs the CPU core just to show the commands executed by make I weep.

P.S. Just don't try to compare Linux port of Putty with anything: I'm not sure who did that port but it's awful, yes, I know. We are talking about Putty on Windows here.

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 28, 2012 19:29 UTC (Fri) by sjj (subscriber, #2020) [Link]

Unity is better in 12.* than earlier. No clicking - just hit super (or super-A, type for example "thENTER" for thunderbird. Took me a while to rid my brain of the notion that I *needed* a menu, but now I like it.

Or ctrl-alt-T for terminal.

Still despise the stupid idea shared by Gnome3 and Unity that you're ever only going to want one window of each type and you need right click + "New Terminal" or whatever to get a new one.

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 29, 2012 3:39 UTC (Sat) by thebluesgnr (guest, #37963) [Link]

Not just GNOME and Unity but I believe every major UI has adopted this (even Windows), specially after tabbed browsing won over a few years ago and tabs became part of a few other kind of apps as well.

It makes sense in most cases - the exception for me also being the terminal. I simply set up the Super+T shortcut to launch a new window and that's that.

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 30, 2012 1:05 UTC (Sun) by JanC_ (subscriber, #34940) [Link]

Ctrl+Alt+T already exists as a default shortcut for "new terminal window"...

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Sep 29, 2012 9:00 UTC (Sat) by Otus (subscriber, #67685) [Link]

> Still despise the stupid idea shared by Gnome3 and Unity that you're ever
> only going to want one window of each type and you need right click + "New
> Terminal" or whatever to get a new one.

Middle mouse on launcher also opens a new window in Unity.

Not very discoverable, but works great and is consistent with browsers.

GNOME 3.6 released

Posted Oct 1, 2012 14:21 UTC (Mon) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106) [Link]

Long ago I began launching apps from my terminal. The number of launcher docks I used shrank quickly to zero and I've never looked back. On Linux I've bound my favorite terminal to ALT+SHIFT+t and have a trivial shell script

#!/usr/bin/env bash
"$1" 2>/dev/null &1>2 & disown $!

which I invoke to launch my graphical programs. Launcher programs are overrated; my launcher panel is as long as my memory and the time it takes to find any item is a function of the length of its name (or faster, if it tab completes quickly). I expect most people (where people != users) will prefer this sort of thing once they get used to it.


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