Gnome dissapointment

Hello,

I just loaded Gnome, about a week ago for suse 10.3.
I have been using KDE for a while and decided to try a new Desktop.

All I can say is Gnome sure is a dissapoinment so far.
The Laytout is very restrective, a can’t seem to change the start pannel or whatever it is!
There so far is no mutiple desktops (if there is how to activate?).

Other then that I think KDE is better.

Maybe I will change my opnion as time goes on -)
:smiley:

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Multiple workspaces can be enabled easily with or without Compiz/XGL
stuff. Right-click on the taskbar, Add to Panel: Worksapce Switcher.
The new little section down there has properties of its own (right-click
to access) to create multiple workspaces. Ctrl+Alt+[arrowKey] to switch
between them. Other customizations are also possible, though this is
one I do on all my boxes so I know it fairly well.

Good luck.

jr223 wrote:
| Hello,
|
| I just loaded Gnome, about a week ago for suse 10.3.
| I have been using KDE for a while and decided to try a new Desktop.
|
| All I can say is Gnome sure is a dissapoinment so far.
| The Laytout is very restrective, a can’t seem to change the start
| pannel or whatever it is!
| There so far is no mutiple desktops (if there is how to activate?).
|
| Other then that I think KDE is better.
|
| Maybe I will change my opnion as time goes on -)
| :smiley:
|
|
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jr,

what your witnessing is what gnome is all about. It tries to keep thing’s simple and not over complicate them. You can customize gnome, but not near to the extent that you can customize KDE (in my experiences). This is why I too prefer KDE over gnome. When I’m in gnome, I feel boxed in. In KDE, I can change and customize things which is what I like. There are many people that like the simple gnome interface and prefer it to KDE. To each his own!

Multiple workspaces is easy and was addressed by someone else. I use Compiz-Fusion, and have a 4-sided cube that gives me all the Desktop space I need.

By “Start Panel” I assume you mean the “Main Menu”. What would you like to do with it?

I myself prefer Gnome. I don’t need not to much customization and for what I need it does enough. KDE is totally overloaded and eating to much resources imho, especially on my old 667 MHz PowerBook.

But how was it? To each his own. :slight_smile:

Yeah I see what you mean and appricate fully!
I think gnome is a keep it simple type of interface, very nice and easy to learn, but I miss the customization that KDE offers, mind you I’m sure KDE is more resource intensive the gnome.
I also added XFCE to this installation, it is sparse but is really fast, I guess low mem/resource footprint.
I must say I still seem always to grvitate towards Suse, even though I have a payed for verions of Xandros Desktop 3.0, nice but I missed my suse LOL.

Sometimes I wish there were only two or three distros to choose from, one of them being suse of course.
It would make things so much easier when looking at all the other distros, which look great as well.
:slight_smile:
Cheers
Jeff

Great thanks all for the assist!
I added my 4 work spaces no problemo, now time to figure out where to change the background for each workspace.

Okay, I kinda am warming up to gnome,:\