spl23 wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:34 am
PeterO wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:25 pm
jamesh wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:04 pm
TBH, you might be the only person I know who uses multiple desktops. I always find them very clunky.
I'm amazed. I can't do without them. Here's my current desktop ... Three monitors and Four desktops.
Not providing a useful feature simply because of some UI design dogma seems counter to the aims of the PI.
You do realise, just from that screenshot, how untypical a user you are?
That depends on your normal environment. In the development environment I used to work in that was a common scenario, multi headed machines with multiple desktops. To see a single desktop was unusual.
The fact is that only a tiny fraction of users use multiple desktops - on Pi, as on other systems like Spaces on MacOS. Some people , like you, find them very useful, but that doesn't mean they are useful for everyone. Most people simply don't want them.
So they don't use them ! But your desire to stifle diversity and enforce conformity is disappointing
It's not UI design "dogma" - it's focussing on making the features that are used by the majority of users as accessible as possible, and removing the cruft that is only of interest to a minority which otherwise clutters the system for everyone else.
How does something that's not even visible until you enable it "cluttering up the system" ?
If you want multiple desktops, go ahead and set them up - I'm not stopping you; all the components are still present in the system. But if you think that a taskbar that looks like yours would make Pi easier to use for the majority of users, then I have to say I think you could not be more wrong...
What I find annoying me is that you say things like "we removed multiple desk top support" when in fact you haven't (It still works) which seems to be trying to deny people the choice of using them.
Anyway . I've had my gripe, I've got it working, so I'm happy now.