My dead Macbook returned with a new disk. I normally use KDE, but this time I thought it would be a good idea to try the Ubuntu's default GNOME desktop. And it sucks.
The thing which sucks most is virtual desktops support. If I have programs opened on different virtual desktops I cannot switch between them using alt+tab. I cannot switch between them using taskbar. And I cannot take my mouse and simply move from one virtual desktop to another over screen edge. That makes the whole virtual desktop thing pretty much useless.
The second things which sucks is lack of single place with all configuration options. I don't think it even has configuration options I want, believing instead in "one size fits all". Wake up GNOME people - configurable Windows is way more popular than one-true-way Mac for a reason, and so is configurable KDE way more popular than one-true-way GNOME.
The third thing which sucks is GNOME trying too hard to be a Mac but failing. There's even a menubar at top of the screen, but it does not host current application's menus. Instead it takes one of the most valuable parts of screen (top edge) and completely wastes it. It's even worse on a computer with tiny screen like Macbook, where top bar and bottom bar together take large part of total screenspace, leaving much less for applications.
A few more things. Applications menu does not remember my recently used programs. The only reason I would ever use Applications menu instead of Alt+F2 is if it listed the few most frequently (or most recently) used programs for simple clicking. Without that it's completely useless. Places menu is completely useless, and System menu as I said should be replaced by a single place with all config it in. Like your beloved Mac. Or Windows. Or KDE. Or anything except for GNOME.
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