Re: gnome 3 is a pleasure to work with, but...
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Exploring Gnome 3 under Fedora 15 beta.
So far: very nice to work with, great usability, but it could do
with some more configurability options.
(I am making the following remarks under the proviso that
ÂI do not know if the standard (upstream) Gnome 3 is
Âincluded in Fedora 15 beta and wat Fedora has contributed
Âto the mix).
Are there any plans to increase desktop configurability in Gnome 3.
- I would like to be able to change the color of the top bar
ÂThe lid of my laptop is a shiny black and the addition of the
Âblack colored top bar gives the desktop an even more funereal
Âappearance (and makes it hard to see/read).
- I would like to be able to REMOVE icons from applications
Âoverviews under 'Applications' in the 'Activities overview'.
Â First I would like to remove ALL icons from the 'All' category.
Â * This overview is not really necessary because because the same
Â Â icons are included under the other categories 'System Tools',
Â Â 'Accessories', 'Graphics', etc.
Â * Furthermore given the absurd and unhandy 16:9 laptop screens you
Â Â have to scroll to see them all so having all icons available does
Â Â not really save time/work.
Â * Finding a particular icon among this plethora of icons is hardly
Â Â easy.
Â * Given the large size and the sometimes brash colors and
Â Â non-uniform design of the icons makes this desktop full of
Â Â large blobs not very aesthetically pleasing.
Â Second I would like to 'prune' the icons listed under the categories
Â retaining only the icons of the apps I use regularly (possibly
Â putting some of these 'pruned' icons in some 'Other' category).
- I would like to change the 'top bar' to an 'under bar' and have the
Ânotifications pop up at the top (and why do pop ups and notifications
Âneed to have a black background).
Personally I find these 'wishes' very reasonable and not detracting
from the design and usability of Gnome 3.
PS ÂWho designs/creates the icons/icon themes.
Â ÂI find the icons (too) big, brash, glaring and sometimes downright
Â Âugly with no consideration for the overall effect. (for example the
Â Â'Games' icons).
Â ÂIt would be much nicer if they were created with an overall effect
Â Âin mind using compatible colors and forms (say a sleek blue/silver
Â Âtheme, uniformly applied).
PS ÂIf configuration options as specified above or comparable are
Â Âplanned for updates or Gnome 3.1 then I would be even more
Â Âhappy with Gnome 3. If not, is it possible to put forward things
Â Âlike the above as 'suggestions' for the design team and what is
Â Âthe best possible place for this.
NB ÂI can not and do not code myself.
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