But to be honest, Gnome 3.6 is already the best desktop I've ever used on Linux, thus far. I hate Gnome 2.x and I still think KDE4 is superb. But Gnome 2 would be a massive step backwards, IM(very)HO.
I do think that tiling in Gnome 3 can be taken a step further, still.
I also wonder what basic functionality is lost... Middle click to minimize, windows-key for search and overview and task-tray, ALT-F4 to close (should be Ctrl+middle mouse click, but that can be adjusted), windows+up is maximize, windows+left/right is tiling, windows+down is 'un-maximize'. Also; press Enter to slide the lockscreen. Workspaces are dymanic and Ctrl+Alt+down/up is switching workspaces. Best of all maybe is more screen real-estate, less visual noise and a notification-design that doesn't distract me like fsck.
Suspend to RAM is simply Alt+clicking on shutdown button.
If you like Gnome 2 and if you are convinced Gnome 3 axes functionality; you're just dumb and like to live in the past. This is minimalism that for the first time convinced me that less can actualy be more.
It's faster than Gnome 2 and usage of OpenGL 1.x is perfect, since it works perfectly with the open drivers. No longer are there any WM glitches when playing an OpenGL game in full screen and using compoziting window management at the same time.
Last edited by V!NCENT; 03-10-2013 at 09:41 AM.
Link to prove how great the design of Gnome Shell is:
* menus on windows is a hack
* no Gtk widgets in gnome shell because gnome shell == window manager
-> the "proper" design already contains hacks and is still quite limited in its use.
Such restrictions don't exist in plasma.
Let me tell you that all this funcionality you described in your post, is absolutely basic. It is funcionality for the casual desktop use case. Like we said many times ago. When you find a way to work with many windows in a sane manner in Gnome 3, post again to tell us...
Switching task is now a simple matter of CTRL-ALT-<up/down> or <Super> to switch via the overlay.
Switching between windows is either <ALT>-<TAB> or <Super>.
It works very well.
Wasn't the same thing possible with GNOME 2? Workspaces are old...
Plus, what you said isn't solving the major problems of Gnome Shell... My problem is not dividing applications to separate workspaces... It is too much work everytime to try to make the shell behave in a manner that is productive when you want to use multiple windows...
And, personally I feel I make better use of workspaces now than before.
And I just said I have no problem using multiple windows. There's five of them on my current workspace. Three on the other. And I switch heavily between them.Plus, what you said isn't solving the major problems of Gnome Shell... My problem is not dividing applications to separate workspaces... It is too much work everytime to try to make the shell behave in a manner that is productive when you want to use multiple windows...
No, sorry, I don't see the problem.