[olug] Alternatives to GNOME3

George De Bruin sndchaser at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 05:22:15 UTC 2011

One last thing I meant to mention...  An invaluable resource for looking
around at desktops / window managers is the Window Managers for X site:


On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 9:20 PM, Kevin <sharpestmarble at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just installed Fedora 13, stock windowing system.
> I find that I am not a fan of GNOME3, specifically the lack of a
> window list/taskbar. I can get around that using alt-tab. However, if
> an application has multiple windows open, then only the most recent
> one is selectable. I can hover on an application and click on the
> window I want, but that defeats the whole purpose of using the
> keyboard for application-switching.
> I would like to switch to another system, but don't know which one I
> should switch to. I was a fan of GNOME2's system of picking a
> configuration and going with it; KDE doesn't rub me right.
> I just want things to work, but GNOME3 makes too many compromises in
> the way of UI speed. Does anyone know of an alternative to GNOME3 I
> should try?
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