Also, Kate isn't a really good comparison, KWrite is the KDE counterpart to Gedit.
Switching tabs in a web browser is different. I actually do this for some pages, since I usually keep a few tabs open in the same order such that I know that Alt-1 brings me to e-mail, Alt-2 to calendar, and so on. For other pages, I don't know what number they are on, so I would have to look and see.
To give a counter question, do you think *all* possible gedit actions should be available directly, as a button, on the toolbar? Otherwise, what is wrong with removing some buttons that I am certain most people never click?
Too much hate for GNOME...
It is not GNOME you hate, it is change. People always love to criticize progress. It is the "hip" thing to do...
What is so wrong with GNOME?
I actually love it. It provides much useful screen area for work, it lets me easily arrange my workspaces, and i can have anything i want, software or file, with the press of super and a few inital letters, on my screen. Not on a small start menu like Windows and its imitation KDE...
I simply can't understand what it is that you criticize. I have given an Arch GNOME desktop to my girlfriend who is no IT professional, and she never was troubled with it. Yet you see Linux geeks in forums complaining for no real reason at all.
I suppose we should get stuck to the same UI guideliness for ever, even in 2100 we should never change that paradigm, just update the resolution of the icons and we will be set, right?
Funny. I use both GNOME and a smartphone several hours per day, and I disagree.It seems they don't see the difference between PC and smartphone.
Sure, maybe GNOME 3 is trying to adapt to touch screen usage, but so far it has not made the experience worse. For me at least.
Jeesh, can we at least keep the discussion somewhat civilized.People complain, because they have real reasons to do so. Your sweet talk won't change the reality. Furthermore KDE isn't windows copy. It's far more advanced and better. Gnome is made by morons and aimed mostly for morons. There's no logical explanation for their idiotic decisions.