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- 01-31-2012 #21
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- 01-31-2012 #22
- 01-31-2012 #23
From what I've read of HUD, it sounds very like the "Run Everything" box in E17. You type a few letters into a text box and icons for applications and files that match appear below for a one-click launch.
I don't use it in Slackbody because the icon bar and the favorites menu both strike me as simpler to use.
Of course bash has been doing this for years; it's called command completion. Funny that GUIs are now using something similar!"I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 01-31-2012 #24
It seems Unity is still buggy as Hell
A few random examples found over the past few days:
1. Programs randomly not starting when attempting to run them using dash
2. Minimised programs not restoring when clicking their icon in the launcher bar again randomly.
3. The top menu bar does not integrate with all applications. It should be consistent.
And a bit more personal
4. Having set an Emerald theme it is terrible that maximising a window replaces the decorations that I have chosen with the awful ones that come with Unity.
5. It is even more unforgivable that de-maximising a window refuses to redraw the Decoration that I have chosen.
The question then becomes will HUD be of better quality than vision? The other question is do I keep trying to get used to it?
- 01-31-2012 #25
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
- 01-31-2012 #26
- 01-31-2012 #27
It is different, so you have to make an effort to work it's way and that's where the trying comes in. I think I'll try an experiment over the next couple of days and see if I can get Gnome Do or something similar installed on XFCE.
And now that's Synaptic not starting. *sigh*
- 02-01-2012 #28
The right-click menus used with Openbox, Fluxbox and XFCE are also quite good. It only takes a few hours to get completely used to them. If it takes months or years to get "used to" a DE, it is obviously flawed. Computers, including the DE, are governed by the same fact of reality.
Simple and functional is better than complex and unwieldy.
- 02-01-2012 #29
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- Feb 2005
My take on this is simple - the end user should not have to "make do", put up with, accommodate or try to get used to a system which is not even designed for a normal desktop/laptop PC.
Gnome 3 and Unity are definitely heading in the tablet direction - KDE, as far as I can tell, is not. There are many things I dislike about KDE, but it doesn't deserve half of the bad press it gets (though it probably deserves the other half). The one thing I will say in it's defence is that it does not seem to have been designed around touch screen systems.
The Unity and gnome devs have obviously been popping pills as all they can think about at the moment is tablets...
- 02-01-2012 #30
Actually, it could work very well even on a PC with a mouse.
Mice cause worse RSI than keyboards
No longer having to move your hands away from the keyboard when working means less interruptions to your workflow.
I have found that I quite like that; despite being resistant for a long time. The problems I have encountered that have made decide to "run away! run away!" are the buggy and flawed implentations of the concept.