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[opensuse-gnome] Pet Peeves in GNOME
  • From: Atri Bhattacharya <badshah400@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:41:44 +0530
  • Message-id: <1279008704.5339.30.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi!
I hope this is taken in the right spirit, but I wanted to list a few of
my pet peeves with the GNOME desktop in openSUSE. I want to do this so
that I can help get these fixed [by tracking in upstream bugs, openSUSE
bugs or trying to see if I can fix them so on], hopefully by the next
release. I think it would be a good thing to list the minor problems
GNOME users face generally or in openSUSE alone, and I will list them
somewhere in the Wiki [probably just in my user page first], so that we
can start looking into these issues very early for the next version of
openSUSE.

Let us just keep this list to minor usability issues, so that something
like "YaST-GTK vs YaST-QT [Redux]" is probably not very contextual.

My pet peeves:-

1. openSUSE: Notification/tooltip theme in openSUSE
-- openSUSE 11.3 comes out in a couple of days, but it still uses the
same notification/tooltip theme used in the earlier versions. Fedora 13
and Ubuntu 10.04 on the other hand have moved to a much more elegant
tooltip/notification theme [see
http://static.arstechnica.com/assets/2010/03/ubuntu_darktheme-thumb-640xauto-12418.jpg
]
which does add some beauty to the desktop.

2. Upstream: Icon scrambling in the desktop
-- Too often something like this happens: insert USB disk, safely remove
USB disk, create a document "X" in the desktop (around the same location
where the USB disk icon was), and re-insert USB disk. The USB-disk icon
and the X icon appear on top of each other, making it impossible to
click on one without dragging the icon of the other to some other place
in the desktop.
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=613111

3. openSUSE: The menu thing (bug 595912), but that looks fixed in
Factory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-packaging/2010-06/msg00013.html

4. openSUSE: CD drive getting locked in by the GNOME desktop
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=418944
-- Happens only in GNOME, and not on KDE. Also does not happen in
Fedora/Ubuntu.

Please let me know your pet peeves about the GNOME desktop in this
thread.

Bye
--
Atri

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