It started by my watching of Gnome Shell screencasts on YouTube, which looked rather nice. Unfortunately, watching a film about something and actually doing that something are two completely different things. So, when I attempted to _use_ the system, I noticed usability regressions.
Here is almost the end of that thread (i.e. one of my last e-mails to gnome-shell-list):
If you go back to the beginning of this whole thread, you will notice a few things:
- I liked what I saw on YouTube
- I didn't like what I experienced when I used it
- I was _asked_ to explain why
It triggered this whole thread.
In the meantime, I went to read as to why Gnome Shell introduced overview.
Something about users having their focus taken away and having more space
available (I have just about the same space available in my Gnome 2 and
have taskbar and workplace switcher). I wasn't sure whether I should laugh
In order for me not to be distracted when I want to do one of the
- start an app
- find a hidden window
- switch workspace
I get the busiest interface known to man, which contains at least 2/3 of
stuff I don't want. To avoid distraction.
Seriously, who writes that stuff?
I'm wondering how are all the users of Windows and OS X surviving at all.
They must all be sufferring from ADD by now. :-)
So, yes. It's an attitude problem, really.
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