Feedback about the GNOME desktop in Fedora is not appropriate to send to
the Fedora design team as we have no control over it.
Rather, the list you'll want to send your feedback to is the fedora
On 04/04/2013 02:11 AM, Leslie S Satenstein wrote:
I thought you may be interested in what I encountered.
In my evaluation, I got more negative feelings about Gnome than the 3.6
version. With 3.6 version, for any program not within the favourites
bar, it requires 4 mouse clicks to launch.
With Fedora 19, Gnome 4.x it takes 7 mouse clicks. By the way, with
Cinnamon, it is 1 mouse click to open the menu, then slide to the
appropriate application and click a second time. Done.
There is a favourites bar as well on the side, and a second favourites
bar on the bottom panel.
For a user of the system. Office, browse, email, some installed packages
and games, Gnome 4.x is very heavy on using the left mouse button. I
ended up with tendonitus and had to quit using Gnome, or suffer major
tendon damage (repetitive action damage). It is I that had the problem
and I cannot say that others will have experienced similar problems.
I do have questions about Gnome 4. What is the difference between
Favourites bar contents and Frequent items. If items are used
frequently, they should replace the items in the favourites bar.
Frenquent items list is maintained dynamically, and often incorrectly,
and the other is a static placement. Did anyone notice that if an item
is in Frequent side of the collection, it is no longer in the All side
of the collection.
My major grype with Gnome Desktop is the [:::] (9 sided die) launcher.
Why is it not removed from the favourites bar and placed next to
Activities? Putting it there would save two clicks on the mouse. With
a little logic, it may even be possible to replace Activities by this
If we look at the Linux users in the world, the majority of the
population writes from left to right. (Arabic, Hebrew, and a few other
languages are right to left). Therefore it made better sense to have the
favourites bar and the workspace selection on the right side of the
desktop presentation. Why do we have to slide from extreme top left to
extreme right to select an alternate workspace.
Ergonomical design and how people use the computer to generate output
would indicate that there is much to do to improve Gnome.
I am trying to be positive about identifying and fixing items that cause
Linux users to shy away from Gnome.
*Mr. Leslie Satenstein
*50 years in Information Technology and going strong.
Yesterday was a good day, today is a better day,
and tomorrow will be even better.
*SENT FROM MY OPEN SOURCE LINUX SYSTEM.*
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