12 thoughts on “Mutter and GNOME shell 3.3.3”

  1. I don’t know if this is in the works (or already exists but isn’t used), but it’d be nice to let the launchers on the side support different ways of opening certain applications. For instance chrome(ium?) has normal windows and incognito windows. To open the latter in Gnome 3, you have to open a regular window and use the options menu to open a second window. It’d probably be better if right clicking on the chrome icon gave both “New Window” and “New Incognito Window” options, instead of just the former and “Remove from Favorites” (and a list of open windows).

    Of course, it’d be up to Google/whoever works on Chromium to publish the proper information, but the possibility would be nice if it isn’t already there (and I don’t see any applications that do have a similar option, so I’m flagrantly assuming it isn’t there).

    1. What Dan is trying to say, is that there should be a kind of jumplist on applications in the dock, to do special actions with applications (e.g. instead of just running “chromium”, add a new action which will run “chromium –incognito”)

  2. That looks promising, but I have one concern: is there any specification about what should be in the app menu and what should be in the traditional per-window menu? IMHO, there are two possibilities: wether both menus present exactly the same items, or there is a clear conceptual distinction between the two menus so that it’s immediately clear for users in which menu to find the item they’re looking for.

    1. Well, global menus are common in OS X and they have no problem with huge spaces. What is most important to write down some guidelines. Global menus must hold only stuff which isn’t necessary in everyday’s work. If something is used more frequently, use button on toolbar.

      What was done wrong in Unity that they just moved old menus up there, without slowly migrating them.

  3. What’s the line “checkbox” suppose to mean?

    Does it mean that the setting is “off” and you have slide it to turn it “on”?

    or does it mean that the setting is “on” and you have to slide it to turn it “off”?

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