On 6 June 2012 15:19, Robert Spanjaard <spamtrap@arum...> wrote:
> On Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:02:07 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
>>> 2: I'm a compulsive multi-tasker who has grown used to having a dozen
>>> virtual desktops, several of them filled with several windows. A task
>>> bar/dock that doesn't keep my desktops separate is completely useless
>>> to me.
>> I am a compulsive multi-tasker with multiple apps on multiple desktops.
>> I find a taskbar that does not show me all my apps, no matter which
>> desktop they're on, utterly unusable.
>> No, seriously, I mean it. I merely throw this in to show you how one
>> person's mileage varies. I can't stand to use a system which requires me
>> to memorise which desktop an app is on, or hunt through them all for my
>> app. I *need* them all in my task switcher - that is what it is *for*,
>> after all - and the *OS* to remember which app is on which desktop and
>> switch to the one I need.
> In the old Gnome 2, and the current Xubuntu, you can get it both ways, by
> simply (un)checking the option "show windows from all workspaces".
>>> Those are the only 2 issues I ran into before giving up on Unity. #2
>>> especially is a complete showstopper.
>> That's fine. It's clearly not the desktop for you (or, if you will
>> forgive me a little teasing, you are not flexible enough to adapt to
> Exactly. Unity forces the user to adapt to it.
> Other DE's are flexible enough to adapt to the user.
Yes, I agree. I like Unity but I think it's not customisable enough
and more options for users to adjust it to their own preferences
would be much better and would stop a lot of the complaints about it.
Most other Linux desktops - and Windows and the Mac - are more
customisable and more flexible.