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    Re: Desktop problem

    So I need to install a different system distribution with a different view to get rid of one small error that is annoying?

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Quote Originally Posted by grzegrze View Post
    It's not about how it looks, but how it works.
    As already mentioned, the Gnome devs have a very particular idea of how people should use their desktop and have taken steps to ensure that's how their users do so. It used to be much more easily customisable than it is currently. Some people really click with Gnome's designated workflow, and others - myself included - find the removal of customisability really frustrating. There's not much that can be done to change their mind other than not using Gnome.

    Quote Originally Posted by grzegrze View Post
    So I need to install a different system distribution with a different view to get rid of one small error that is annoying?
    There might be some extension to change the behaviour - I wouldn't know, since I don't use Gnome any more. If you want to stop using Gnome you don't need to switch to a different distro, just a different desktop environment. They aren't the same thing. You can just install a different desktop environment and pick whichever one you want to use for a particular session from the login screen.

    However, having lots of different desktop environments installed gets annoying, since you have duplicated file managers, duplicated text editors and so on. So try out some others in a VM or live session in preference to installing a bunch and, when you've picked your favourite, either install the one desktop environment package in your existing install or install it fresh, as you prefer.

    Personally, I favour KDE.
    None but ourselves can free our minds

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Thank you for your answer, please write to me what functionality is similar to Windows when it comes to sensible and thoughtful file management, e.g. copying file location, different views depending on the context of the content, etc.


    Is there anything that at least provides similar ergonomics to work as Windows?

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Is there anything that at least provides similar ergonomics to work as Windows?


    I have written about Krusader in the parallel thread you started. If you are looking for Windows comparisons it compares with Total Commander.

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly41 View Post
    I have written about Krusader in the parallel thread you started. If you are looking for Windows comparisons it compares with Total Commander.[/COLOR]
    However, I will check Total Commander is not what I am looking for.


    Windows Explorer is very good and I miss a tool that works on a similarly good basis.


    There is not even a context menu with the option to run the file in another program. Who came up with this? There are many programs for one file depending on your needs ...

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    Re: Desktop problem

    If you want something that looks and works like Windows, just better, install KDE.

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Quote Originally Posted by HermanAB View Post
    If you want something that looks and works like Windows, just better, install KDE.
    I already have KDE Plasma, it's fine.


    GNOME is a trash can.

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Calm down. You will pop a corronary before you are 25.

    There is no need to be disparaging to Gnome. It works pretty good actually, I just prefer KDE and XFCE. To each his own.

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Have a good read through the sticky in the Desktop Environments section of the forum entitled "Which is the best Ubuntu flavour".

    This gives a lot of information about all of the DE options available and some warnings, already mentioned by Herman, about adding too many versions to the same OS.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 20.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    Have a good read through the sticky in the Desktop Environments section of the forum entitled "Which is the best Ubuntu flavour".

    This gives a lot of information about all of the DE options available and some warnings, already mentioned by Herman, about adding too many versions to the same OS.

    I will definitely get acquainted with pure curiosity. KDE Plasma has everything I wanted.
    I am still configuring the system and I don't understand how it is possible to configure GNOME to work at least 5% so well.

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