Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 37

Thread: Docks are Old.

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Beans
    1

    Re: Docks are Old.

    I actually find myself to be happy when using Docky in place of Unity's sidebar. I like to maximize my screenspace so I auto-hide docky as I do with Windows' task bar. I never liked how stock GNOME 2 had two task bars. Unity's lens is nice for me as I normally just hit Super and then type the name of the application I want to launch something anyway.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Beans
    88

    Re: Docks are Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra Diaboli View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks they look awesome and thats it? They are very ineficient, I don't know why we are moving away from good old efficient stuff such as the Windows XP or Cinnamons taskbar. Actually I do know; for most users EyeCandy > Usefulness.
    I use Cairo dock and find it to be more useful than a regular task bar when there are a lot of windows open. It's quicker for me to find the window I want.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Western Australia
    Beans
    11,479
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Docks are Old.

    Risc-OS had a dock years before the Mac OS.

    I never liked docks, but I'm quite happy with the Unity launcher.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

  4. #14
    monkeybrain2012 is offline Grande Half-n-Half Cinnamon Ubuntu
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Beans
    874

    Re: Docks are Old.

    Well any dock is better than having icons all over the desktop like in Windows XP.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Tennessee
    Beans
    3,416

    Re: Docks are Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by Virtuality314 View Post
    Is anyone else starting to think that docks (Docky, AWN, Cairo-dock etc) are become...tiring? OS X has one, Windows (sort of) has one, Unity (technically) has one as does Gnome and Xfce (by default).

    They look awesome and they are really useful...but I am getting tired of looking at the same sort of thing all the time. Does anyone else share this opinion?
    Eventually, many of us get to a point where we realize that having a desktop that looks cool or works great for the average user is not nearly as compelling as having a desktop that is optimally efficient for what we personally do with it. That's the point where you dump Unity, GNOME, KDE, etc and switch to something like openbox, awesome, or Xmonad and hack it into something that is completely frictionless to you but incomprehensible to anyone else.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New York, NY
    Beans
    1,178
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: Docks are Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    Well any dock is better than having icons all over the desktop like in Windows XP.
    Couldn't agree more...It so much "neater" in the unity dock bar as compared to shortcuts all over the desktop on windows...

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    GNU Userland
    Beans
    33

    Re: Docks are Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by lykwydchykyn View Post
    Eventually, many of us get to a point where we realize that having a desktop that looks cool or works great for the average user is not nearly as compelling as having a desktop that is optimally efficient for what we personally do with it. That's the point where you dump Unity, GNOME, KDE, etc and switch to something like openbox, awesome, or Xmonad and hack it into something that is completely frictionless to you but incomprehensible to anyone else.
    That's something that's happened to me very recently. I used to be a big fan of Gnome, and now I use Openbox, I find everything else difficult.

    I've also found this which seems like a nice, minimalistic way to launch your apps.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Caracas, Venezuela
    Beans
    418
    Distro
    Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Re: Docks are Old.

    I'm not a big fan of docks, but I understand they might be useful on desktops like Gnome3 and Unity. Anyway, as for me, I'm happy with KDE and its classical panel with a taskbar and launchers for applications.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Beans
    1,563
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: Docks are Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra Diaboli View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks they look awesome and thats it? They are very ineficient, I don't know why we are moving away from good old efficient stuff such as the Windows XP or Cinnamons taskbar. Actually I do know; for most users EyeCandy > Usefulness.
    Exactly how are docks inefficient? Why is a stack of icons called a "dock" less efficient that a stack of icons called a "panel"?

    For me, "eyecandy" is visual decoration that serves no other purpose. Panels and docks don't fall into the category. Wobbly windows, rotating cubes, etc., do.

    As for efficiency, how do you determine what's efficient? I think it's a rather pointless attribute to measure for most users. The kind of thing that users who jail themselves inside tiled window managers running vim glory in.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Tennessee
    Beans
    3,416

    Re: Docks are Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzingrobot View Post
    As for efficiency, how do you determine what's efficient?
    It's a fairly objective thing. If it takes less time and uses less computing resources, it's more efficient. Is there another definition out there we can be subjective about?

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •