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    Re: Now that the Unity hate has cooled down, how do you feel about the WM?

    There are bits of unity that are OK. But Unity insists on being all or nothing and I can't live with all. The lack of ability to customise things isn't a minor issue for me. I'm a bit ADHD and minor annoyances quickly drive me insane. I'm unlikely to ever try unity again.
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    Re: Now that the Unity hate has cooled down, how do you feel about the WM?

    Yeah, I feel a lot of that, too. Weirdly wrong little details get under my skin. I don't think I could use Unity with the launcher always visible due to the weird shape that maximized windows take on when their title bars merge with a panel that's wider than they are, but with the Dodge behavior taken out, it's very strange to have to flick the side of the screen (or the corner, as I have it set now) to bring up the launcher on an empty desktop, too. This interface would make me very nervy on a full desktop. It's a wonderful set of features that could really mesh into a perfect desktop experience, but I feel like there's a hidden settings page that someone's been fiddling with that I can't access and that the sane defaults are just hiding somewhere.

    But at the same time, I'm really enjoying Unity for a basically-a-Chromebook netbook. Did you know that if you use a clipboard manager (or at least Glippy, which is the one I use) you can search it from the HUD? Recent Chrome history, too. Crazy.

    Edit: I'm also finding I use it vaguely like Shell, anyway - I found the default window switching so awkward (unless I've simply missed how I'm meant to navigate windows) and bound Caps Lock (which is inactive) to the window spread, which also raises the launcher, so I get my overview, and I can close windows with middle-click. So I don't actually raise the launcher from the screen edge, anyway.
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    Re: Now that the Unity hate has cooled down, how do you feel about the WM?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawthornso23 View Post
    There are bits of unity that are OK. But Unity insists on being all or nothing and I can't live with all. The lack of ability to customise things isn't a minor issue for me. I'm a bit ADHD and minor annoyances quickly drive me insane. I'm unlikely to ever try unity again.
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    Re: Now that the Unity hate has cooled down, how do you feel about the WM?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Your OCD, people with ADHD wouldn't even finish reading this sentence.
    Which is more fashionable to be?

    BTW, what does "WM" in the title mean?
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    Re: Now that the Unity hate has cooled down, how do you feel about the WM?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Which is more fashionable to be?

    BTW, what does "WM" in the title mean?
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    Re: Now that the Unity hate has cooled down, how do you feel about the WM?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Which is more fashionable to be?

    BTW, what does "WM" in the title mean?
    Their both horrible mental conditions to have.

    But ADHD is slightly less irritating.

    Obsessing about things to the point of anguish probably puts undue amounts of stress on a person, most likely shortening their life.

    People with ADHD just move on to the next subject.

    As a note: I purposely used the wrong version of your, as it would annoy someone with OCD proving them as such. It should be you're.
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    Re: Now that the Unity hate has cooled down, how do you feel about the WM?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Their both horrible mental conditions to have.

    But ADHD is slightly less irritating.

    Obsessing about things to the point of anguish probably puts undue amounts of stress on a person, most likely shortening their life.

    People with ADHD just move on to the next subject.

    As a note: I purposely used the wrong version of your, as it would annoy someone with OCD proving them as such. It should be you're.
    And the first their should be they're.
    The second their would be cheered by the gender-neutral brigade.
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    Re: Now that the Unity hate has cooled down, how do you feel about the WM?

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    I've created a panel/launcher combo I have hidden on the right of my display and got rid of the top & bottom panels. Much more desktop space this way.
    Interesting. As regards XFCE, I've essentially done the same thing. I get better screen space with XFCE than with Unity when using a browser like Firefox. When using Libre Office, space usage is the same as Unity except the menu doesn't vanish.
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    Re: Now that the Unity hate has cooled down, how do you feel about the WM?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    And the first their should be they're.
    The second their would be cheered by the gender-neutral brigade.
    Now you know my condition!
    Yes, and as you can tell, I'm lazy and highly possessive.

    As for Unity, it's just a desktop, nothing more, nothing less.
    I have no love or hate for it.
    I use it but can live without it.
    Computers in general don't make me over-emotional, and most likely won't until one either locks me out of my spaceship or time-travels to the past to kill my mother.
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    Re: Now that the Unity hate has cooled down, how do you feel about the WM?

    Quote Originally Posted by VTPoet View Post
    Interesting. As regards XFCE, I've essentially done the same thing. I get better screen space with XFCE than with Unity when using a browser like Firefox. When using Libre Office, space usage is the same as Unity except the menu doesn't vanish.
    Not to diminish xfce, it's great, but it can't possibly use less screen real estate than Unity is in my posted picture. There is zero wasted space while retaining a panel.
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