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Jul 26, 2010, 12:07 (12 Talkback[s])

"However, I haven't seen much more happening since then, and I believe this to be a fundamental question to settle. GNOME 3 would be, in my humble opinion, a perfect window of opportunity for an "intrusive" paradigm shift like killing the aging desktop metaphor.

"I believe the concept of "icons on the desktop" to be counterproductive and perhaps counterintuitive. This blog post is a humble attempt at demonstrating why. Windows obfuscating contents

"Most of the time, the desktop is hidden by multiple windows. To access your desktop contents, you need to manually minimize your windows, hit Ctrl+Alt+D, or use the "Show desktop" panel applet (which probably won't exist in the Shell anyway). Then, when you are done interacting with your desktop, you need to raise all your windows again. You keep moving things out of the way and putting them back in the way, all the time!"

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