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On 2011-12-23 12:46, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
On Fri, 2011-12-23 at 02:44 +0100, Carlos E. R. wrote
I don't find that having to click on the top
left, then another click to
choose "applications" then to the top right to click on a category (on a
touchpad, which means lifting my finger at least twice because once does
not traverse the entire screen), and then reading a big list with small
letters, left to right and top to bottom, to be ergonomic (and page-up/dn
do not work).
You are apparently using Fallback. In Shell you just press <Meta> or
<Alt>+<F1> type a few letters of the app name and hit enter. It is
exactly what docks/appletts like Docky and GNOME-Do provided.
No, I'm not using fallback in the laptop. I get exactly what the help page
shows, shell or whatever, I don't know the names. Fallback is what I get in
my other install in vmware player.
Yes, typing a few letters once the applications show does find
applications, if you know their name. To know you have to press alt-f1
somebody has to tell you. And to know I can type names, I had to read it in
instructions. Not intuitive, then.
I do not find that easier than simply browsing a
menu, an action to which I
have been accustomed for uncountable years,
that is the *definition* of "simply browsing a menu".
With shorter, compact lists that minimize movements (contrary to an array
of big icons and tiny letters), sorted by hierarchies, and where the
keyboard does work. How does the new system work with blind people?
Menus that are browsable with the keyboard as
well. A time proved design!
Yes. And that is exactly what GNOME Shell overview provides.
I don't see a menu of applications anywhere, except in fallback mode.
I'm used to have a command line applet on
which I type the name of the
apps, or choose a previous entry. I can not add that applet, I don't know
how to add applets to the panel.
Alt-F2 At least in GNOME-Shell that brings up a command line tool;
which also supports history. I use this all the time to run commands
Me to, but is not the same.
Ah, and the session is not remembered, just noticed. It doesn't offer to
save it on close.
I have two
apps running now, one a terminal and another yelp. The terminal
is not listed in the bar. That is also confusing.
There is a shell extension for a window-list; although I fail to
understand the point. The user knows what applications they opened.
Not when they are dozens. I want to click on the bar and select the correct
xterm, for example.
They can go to overview mode, or Alt-Tab, or Alt-`. I
was convinced I
couldn't live without the taskbar. But the GNOME developers where
correct, the window-list is useless.
I have only two workspaces, and I have not seen
yet how to add more (I work
with 12 in this machine running G2).
In shell they are allocated dynamically. You always have 1 more [an
empty one]. Just go down and a new one will get created. You don't
have to "add more", it just happens
Ah, all right. But I want then down and right, in a matrix of 3*4.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)
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