The problem is that some distributions *cough* Ubuntu *cough* renamed fallback mode to classic mode and when GNOME 3.8 was announced with classic mode, it has confused those users.
Originally Posted by AdamW
Ahh, I was not aware of that.
Originally Posted by RahulSundaram
I'm really curious about the version they're gonna use. Classic is a really recent feature (3.8) and I'd expect RHEL to use something more mature (even if it's just a bunch of extensions). Apart from that I haven't seen any planned improvements on classic for 3.10.
Those individual extensions that classic is made up have existed long before classic was even announced and continue to get several bugfixes and minor enhancements. Regardless of the version that EL 7 includes, they backport a number of fixes as deemed necessary.
Originally Posted by Kostas
And hopefully Suse will save us all
First, someone mentioned many of the classic Window Managers are stuck on Windows 95 paradymes. Unfortunately, Gnome 3 is stuck on Windows 7 paradymes.
But even Windows 7 has a fallback to Classic Windows 95 mode. I would hardly call the Classic mode in Gnome 3 functional. I tend to have to tweak it heavily.
GTK 3 is a deadend, even GTK 2 was starting to become shoddy with features being depricated like the menu tear-offs. (GVim)
-._, These are only MY opinions ,_.-
I think Gnome 3 's next feature should be a Charms bar. Sarcasm intended.
Gnome was a windows clone. Period. The same way GNU was a Unix clone. Just look at this in 2004. It's like a bad joke.
At least now there are blazing their own path with the extreme use of workspaces.
No, not at all. GS is very flexible and a “Win7 mode” is achievable through extensions (basically what the article is about).
Originally Posted by squirrl
That flexibility alone means that GS underwent a paradigm shift.
It's similar with KDE’s Plasma: Plasma Desktop is configured by default to look and feel somewhat traditionally but in essence Plasma is a bucket of Legos that can be arranged is very different ways.
No version of Windows has yet been implemented that way. Even in Win8 the two shells (“Metro” and classic desktop) share next to no technology.
I forgot to mention about the CTRL + ALT + Right-Click on the panels.
Who's idea was that? Right-Click always worked fine. Even Ubuntu maintains this idiocracy.
Thank goodness that individuals in the community still maintain Gnome 2 and KDE 3.5.
Just a little history:>
Arch, Slackware, Suse, Ubuntu, ... All pressed forward to include KDE 4 and later Gnome Shell (not slackware though).
But ultimately the one's that made statements about how they would not include it eventually did.
Which brings up the argument of how Linux distributions follow the trends and not the concensious.
For ever 10 complaints there will be one zealot who is indoctrinated.
There are right-click when selecting an application on the panel. Recently, Gnome Shell 3.8 gained right click on displayed background.
Originally Posted by squirrl
I verified your claim about Ctrl+Alt+Right-Click in Gnome Shell, there is no such shortcut unless it is custom made.
Using either gnome-tweak-tool or dconf-editor, you can restore the traditional right-click by setting "Have File Manager handling the desktop" through Desktop Tab. That functionality exists since the first 3.0 release of Gnome Shell before Gnome-Tweak-Tool extension was written. That part illustrates the extreme flexibility of Gnome Shell, Classic Mode is just an example.
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