Why the changes to the 18.04 desktop?

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Re: Why the changes to the 18.04 desktop?

Liam Proven
On Mon, 19 Oct 2020 at 17:46, Sheemon Lists <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Why not?
[...]
> And, Upgrade to 20.10 to see some really hair raising changes, avoidable breakage, etc.

Sheemon, 3 things, from one greybeard to another.

[1] Please do not top-post. It is very bad manners. We old-timers are
meant to know how to do this stuff *right*. It is very easy on desktop
Gmail. If you are not using desktop Gmail but the mobile app, then
just leave the messages as unread until you're on a computer.

[2] Please stop posting these rants that really do not contribute to
the discussion. I understand the temptation, I really do, and
sometimes I do it myself, but it's a bad habit and I'm trying to break
it. I see 3 posts in this thread alone.

[3] The desktop experience in Ubuntu in general is *not* broken,
avoidably or otherwise. It's just GNOME 3 that is doing a lot of this
stuff, and that means there is another choice: just don't use GNOME 3
and switch to a desktop which tries to keep functionality that some of
us like and use.

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Re: Why the changes to the 18.04 desktop?

Owen Thomas
Okay, seeing as I am the OP to this thread, I'm going to clear the air and state that this is what I believe should happen.

It might be better if keyboard shortcuts were actioned only when keys were released. That way, Alt-Space-C can be accommodated if the Alt key is the first key pressed.

Perhaps this option can appear as a checkbox when setting a shortcut so that people may have it either way to suit their predilection.

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Re: Why the changes to the 18.04 desktop?

Owen Thomas
On Tue, 20 Oct 2020 at 10:10, Owen Thomas <[hidden email]> wrote:
Okay, seeing as I am the OP to this thread, I'm going to clear the air and state that this is what I believe should happen.

It might be better if keyboard shortcuts were actioned only when keys were released. That way, Alt-Space-C can be accommodated if the Alt key is the first key pressed.

Perhaps this option can appear as a checkbox when setting a shortcut so that people may have it either way to suit their predilection.

... or perhaps merely some advice need be given in the set keyboard shortcut dialogue that states the shortcut uses multiple character keys and therefore can only be actioned when the keys are released.


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