Anyone interested in a "GNOME 2 look and feel" remix?

Tom H tomh0665 at
Tue Oct 29 15:10:46 UTC 2013

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
> On 10/29/2013 04:06 AM, Tom H wrote:
>> GNOME seems to have an obsession with simplification to reduce code
>> complexity and to make the interface as uncustomizable as possible.
>> The latter's driven by a strong interest in their "brand" as if GNOME
>> is a commercial product like Coke or Pepsi. I don't see how giving
>> users a GUI option to disable bluetooth or accessibiility icons or
>> move the clock is a big assault on the GNOME brand but they clearly
>> do. There was a bug filed by a GNOME developer against an app where
>> the GNOME developer was asking that app developer to disbale some
>> functionality because it didn't fit in with the GNOME look. I've
>> forgotten what the actual bug was but I think that had to do with
>> indicators and the GNOME developer actually said at one point (more or
>> less) "you have to choose whether you want to be a GNOME app or a
>> Unity/KDE/... app"!
> I just got started with 13.10 and this is certainly the case with Nautilus.
> To me removing the ability to have two panes removes the 1st or 2d biggest
> reason to use a file manager in the first place.

Nemo (Cinnamon's file manager).

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