Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 07:04:36 UTC 2012

On 26 September 2012 20:23, Florian Diesch <diesch at spamfence.net> wrote:
> Am Wed, 26 Sep 2012 01:03:35 +0100
> schrieb Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>:
>> On 25 September 2012 23:57, Florian Diesch <diesch at spamfence.net>
>> wrote:
>> > Am Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:06:35 +0200
>> > schrieb Jan Litwiński <jlitwinski at vp.pl>:
>> >
>> >
>> >> I would like yours opinions about Unity, sorry my mistake.
>> >
>> > I think Unity is the best desktop environment ever so far if you are
>> > willing to use the keyboard but may not work that well for most
>> > mouse-only users.
>> I have learned many of the keyboard shortcuts, but there is nothing
>> vital that I can do with them that I cannot do with the mouse. It
>> works fine with a mouse or trackpad, in my experience.
> Al the vital things are usable with a mouse but some need more clicks
> than on other desktops, like starting a program from the Dash or
> switching the desktop.
> Some things that make Unuty great for keyboard users, like lenses and
> the HUD, just aren't made to be used with a mouse.

Perhaps you are right and it takes a click or 2 more to find an app in
the Dash & run it, but in 18+ months of usage on 3 or 4 PCs /every
single day/ (after 7yrwith GNOME 2) I have not noticed this once. Not

So I think that your statement "not made for mouse users" is unfair
and gives the wrong impression. Unity is not a touchscreen interface,
it is not a phone interface, and it is not a copy of the Android or
iPhone GUI. It is a *desktop*, designed to be used with a mouse and
keyboard, and works very well in this capacity.

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