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Poll Results: Which Linux Desktop do you use?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 12% of voters (103)
    Gnome 2 / Mate
  • 10% of voters (85)
    Gnome-Shell
  • 13% of voters (117)
    Unity
  • 18% of voters (158)
    Cinnamon
  • 17% of voters (148)
    KDE
  • 15% of voters (134)
    XFCE
  • 4% of voters (39)
    LXDE
  • 1% of voters (15)
    Enlightenment / E17
  • 6% of voters (55)
    OpenBox / FluxBox
  • 3% of voters (30)
    Awesome / DWM
  • 9% of voters (81)
    Other
845 Total Votes  
post #6511 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

You use a mouse to do that!? Gasp...your 1337 card has been revoked until you use hotkeys to do such mundane things. tongue.gif
For me it's either WIN (AKA SUPER) + Left/Right in openbox or WIN + [ or ] in KDE and poof side by side. Though it gets a little more complicated when doing quarter sizing. And to find a window, WIN+W in KDE for Present All Windows (AKA Expose) and ALT+W in KDE/openbox.

I use hotkeys to cycle through windows and pull console windows down (eg Yakuake) but if I'm snapping a window or moving it from one monitor to another then the chances are I'm using a mouse driven application anyway (eg Firefox) so it would be more effort to take my hand off the mouse and use the hotkey than it would to just use the mouse to do it.
post #6512 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

I use hotkeys to cycle through windows and pull console windows down (eg Yakuake) but if I'm snapping a window or moving it from one monitor to another then the chances are I'm using a mouse driven application anyway (eg Firefox) so it would be more effort to take my hand off the mouse and use the hotkey than it would to just use the mouse to do it.

Hmm...still slower for me to use a mouse to do those things. But I'm a weirdo. biggrin.gif
     
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post #6513 of 7733
Personally, I find title bars, menu bars, and all window decorations to be a huge waste of space. If I need to move or resize a window I use Super+LMB/RMB, to close a window I use Super+q, iconify with Super+n, send to bottom with Super+Esc, and if I need more window options I hit Super+Space. If I need to access a program's menu I can just use F10 or Alt+(letter) and not have to keep the menu open all the time.
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post #6514 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

I don't see how.

The menu is still there and always accessible. But now, instead of wasting screen real estate for it's own bar, it's integrated into a bar that's going to be there regardless. It's not any less usable and doesn't make anything else any less usable.

They failed when it came to the Mac global menu style file menu on the panel, that is probably one of my favorite things that Macs have gotten right and working great.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

I would hope if you're using an application you would know what menu items it has, beside your typical file and edit menus.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

That's great if you're already an expert on every application you might ever use. Not so great if you've not used that application before or even possibly new Linux.

I see this design like the flat design on Windows 8: things are discoverable if you know where to look, but to the uninitiated it's an additional hurdle.

Speaking of menu bars, finding things, and Macs... They really ought to implement this sort of thing in Linux DEs.

post #6515 of 7733
There is.
post #6516 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

There is.

There is?
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post #6517 of 7733
Yep, there is.
post #6518 of 7733
There is?
post #6519 of 7733
I think it's ubuntu's unity does that, firing up my ubuntu 13.10 VM
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post #6520 of 7733
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There is?

Think about it for a minute, it'll smack you in the face when you realize it kungfu.gif

We talk about doing such things quite often, and even had a conversation about it not long ago.


That screenshot shows 2 things we talk about often around here.

1) Splitting of the shell ( self explanatory )
2) Synapse ( or *-like finder/runner ) example; http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/synapse-indicator-new-search.html
Edited by Shrak - 3/15/14 at 8:56am
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