An idea/feature request for incorporating a "Classic" menu into Unity
mr.mynk at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 08:14:40 UTC 2011
I am not sure if this is the right forum but since this topic has been
touched I wanted to know how well the unity interface has been received.
I see a lot of posts on returning to the classic gnome. It appears that
there are just too many people out there missing the classic features.
Basic things like Alt Tab behave very differently killing the purpose of
virtual desktops (grouping as you roll through all the windows) and
grouping of similar windows again is a problem as I would have a
particular type of application (say Thunderbird) on the same Desktop. I
can't wait for Alt Tab expand - the older method was so much simpler and
faster. Any particular reason to change it? I can't customize any of the
panels - can't add shortcuts to panels, resize them, add panels, etc.
The worst part is a lot of these things I am not even able to revert
back to. Why is the new interface so rigid?
I am myself moving to StumpWM now to make things easier for myself - at
least predictable at a much better performance. A colleague is even
contemplating creating a light weight desktop based on StumpWM with
basic things in place as it is so much faster. Haven't tried xmonad yet.
At least StumpWM gives a good mix of using mouse and keyboard. But for
my newbie friends I was hoping the current interface was simpler or
behaved like the conventional desktop.
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On 12/01/2011 08:32 AM, Ray Perigo wrote:
> There seems to be much griping going about regarding Unity, in
> particular the lack of a "classic" menu - admittedly, I'm one of those
> gripers. I see no reason why a simple applications (a-la GNOME 2.x)
> menu can't be added as a right-click function on the Dash button. This
> sort of menu is a must-have for a lot of users, and this sort of
> implementation would allow it to coexist peacefully with the Dash/Lenses.
> Ray Perigo
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