[Mageia-discuss] Gnome3 on Mageia 1

Reinout van Schouwen reinout at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 16:10:44 CEST 2011

Hi Fred,

2011/6/15 Fred Obermann <sinobra at gmail.com>:

> However for development work, where you have literally have dozens of
> open windows, and are constantly switching between them in the course
> of editing and debugging, Gnome 3 is an awful substitute for Gnome 2.x

I am a software developer myself. My main tools are the Netbeans IDE,
a terminal and a browser so I might not have as many open windows at
the same time as you do, but I find the window switching workflow in
Gnome 3 actually more efficient than in Gnome 2.x, because 2.x had a
bug where Alt+Tab wouldn't let you focus a window on a different
workspace. Working mostly with the keyboard, the Alt+Tab / Alt+`
shortcuts and the Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys enable me to quickly switch to
whatever window or workspace I want. F12 for a Guake terminal and
Winkey (activities) + incremental search (type the first few letters
of the program you want to launch) complete the picture.


Reinout van Schouwen

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