[clug] Gnome - Why? just Why?

Chris Smart clug at csmart.io
Sun May 26 11:16:39 UTC 2019

On Sun, 26 May 2019, at 13:59, George at Clug via linux wrote:
> Can someone tell me the reason why the Tray Icons were removed from
> Gnome ?  WHY?

Can you tell me the reason why tray icons are useful? WHY? As best I can tell, they are irrelevant.

> Why does selecting another instance of a program from the Activities
> quick launch list, only open the currently running instance. I have
> learned that I need to Right-Click the applications Icon to open a new
> Instance, but what is the reasoning behind this behavior? OH, is it
> because there is no Task Bar to select it from?

Instead of hitting Enter to open the program, just press Ctrl + Enter. Super easy.

> Gnome ???  Its UI Design leave me pondering, "why ?".  I am
> definitely an old style Windowed User Environment user, I miss
> Applications menus, Tray Icons, Task Bar as my working habits are that
> I extensively use the mouse for controlling/selecting applications. So
> far I have added these three MISSING items using Extensions, but then
> I ask myself, why bother using Gnome, if I am just turning it into
> Cinnamon/Mate/Xfce ?

Get with the times. I have found that GNOME 3 is a far more fluid and efficient way of working if you just get over your bias and try to learn something new for a while. I hated GNOME 3 for about 2 months when I first started using it, but I persevered now I honestly can't stand using an "old" desktop like Xfce or GNOME 2 (or even KDE for that matter).


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