Ubuntu usability is significantly decreased with Unity

José Celestino japc at co.sapo.pt
Thu Dec 29 12:34:58 UTC 2011

On Qui, 2011-12-29 at 13:04 +0100, Jo-Erlend Schinstad wrote:
> Den 29. des. 2011 04:14, skrev José Celestino:
> > well, I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and found really annoying to use Unity.
> > Open several windows (e.g. Netbeans, firefox, nautilus and gitk and try
> > to work efficiently with menus of each application, minimize/maximize
> > window, etc., Unity is just driving me crazy.
> > Now try to do that with focus follows mouse :)
> >
> >
> That is a very good reason to keep configuration options at a minimum, 
> at least temporarily. Currently, most configuration tools require a lot 
> of knowledge about the system.

I find castrating configurations a lousy solution for dubious design.

> It is not immediately obvious that
> enabling focus follows mouse will make it nearly impossible to use the 
> mouse to access menus. That kind of configuration makes things 
> unnecessarily complicated.

I, and am sure a lot of people, find it unnecessarily complicated the
alternatives to focus follows mouse. Or having over 50k pixels
permanently rented to the top panel, for instance.

>  We need to thoroughly understand how each 
> config option affects other options. There are several examples in 
> Nautilus, for instance. It's quite possible to configure your system to 
> become almost unusable.

Sure, and I made it usable again with compiz+awn. Maybe I'm older and
can't cope with change as much as some years ago, not complaining, I'm
sure plenty of people like unity and changing to something else is

Btw, your mua is not quoting properly.

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