Category Archives: Design
One of the most controversial features that is being discussed since Gnome Shell 3.4 is back again…
Those who are following GNOME latest designs have already noticed there is something completely new in latest GNOME mockups ;)
How to select a different background for lock screen? Maybe for 3.10!
If you have some neat design idea about GNOME, Live is the right place to place it, and make it sure that devs and other people will see it!
There is a nice Search in Calendar, by Reda, a support for two batteries and plugged devices in Power Panel, by Allan and some mockups in Gnome Maps, by Andreas. Keep on mind that these are just early designs that may never arrive in GNOME the way they look now, or the may arrive at [...]
GNOME 3.8 will offer a new search mechanism to the system (local + cloud) through the Shell Overview. While this work is not completed yet, it seems that has a lot of potential to become something really good. The Search Providers enables us to pick the locations that the system will search for files, while [...]
Unicode characters are getting started to substitute the conventional text in GNOME, leading at -least in theory- in a more clear typography. There is a long discussion about it in Desktop List, after Nautilus set to use Ellipsis; this is not just about Nautilus, G-C-C also uses Unicodes, since GTK has now a better support for Ellipses. McCann [...]
Ellipsis or three dots character (…), is a core part of any User Interface Design and indicates to the user that additional information is required before the associated operation can be performed. Ellipsis is a Unicode Character (0×2026) and benefits controls like buttons to have more clear typography. It seems that Gnome just now adopts [...]
Privacy Panel arrived today in GNOME Control Center, and is one of the three new Panel (Privacy, Search, Notifications) we will get on the next GNOME. But there is also a re-designed Power Panel, and there are many improvements for Wacom, Users (added History Logs), Wireless, Bluetooth.. Instead of writing down the new options, I [...]
It has been known that GNOME 3.8 will support a GNOME 2-ish environment through extensions. What wasn’t clear is if that option would be included in Gnome Control Center (similar to Fallback) or in Gnome Tweak Tool. Neither will happen. GNOME “Classic” will start up a separate session, and that means we can choose it from [...]
One major bug in the GNOME 3 design is the way that GNOME Shell handles Modal Windows on Overview. Currently GNOME cannot display Modals and that has proven confusing in many cases. Well GNOME Shell 3.8 hopefully will fix this! Speaking of GNOME Shell, the changes and awaiting patches are many, and we can only [...]
Switching between Applications is one of the core functionality for every Desktop. While Gnome3 does this perfectly with choosing Apps through Overview, some complains have raised against the <Alt+Tab/Key Above Tab> functionality. Florian Müllner today wrote a patch that brings the classical Alternative Alt+Tab Functionality in parallel with the existing one!
Was about a month ago when Stef Walter proposed in Gnome Whiteboards the user interaction and expectations of sandboxed applications. App Sandboxing is about “properly” isolating Apps from the core system. This is how you can achieve the maximum privacy ..and stability of a system. Allan Day sets some general goals for Sandboxed Apps, where Alexander Larsson [...]
Fry just came to Gnome from Windows! Okay, this is a typical reaction for new comers, but Gnome will try to make things better starting by 3.8 release that will arrive next March. Three projects are currently under development towards to make Gnome more friendly to new users. Initial Setup, a Getting Started quick documentation [...]
Gnome 3 feels weird for someone that is coming from Windows. Different way to launch Apps, Embedded Chat and Notification System, Online Accounts, Workspaces etc. The goal is simple, lets make things more obvious to new users. While Getting Started Help will land in Gnome 3.8, there is a work beyond this, that will arrive in [...]
This is another proposal -after Dropbox- by Allan Day this time for a better integration of Skype in Gnome Shell. Gnom-ers do love Microsoft specially after the Windows 8 release which will make people to re-think about many things :) Allan designed three options, Minimal Integration, Extended Integration and Full Integration. These are early designs [...]
Support for Cloud Services is a first class citizen for Gnome3. However there is an unlimited number of web-services with different set of connectivity and syncing standards and APIs, which in their huge majority aren’t open source and that makes the implementation of local Apps that support them quite hard. This time Gnome and Allan [...]
Lately Gnome Contributors are working towards to enrich the System Settings of Gnome. There are many designs for every aspect of the system, from Notifications to User Management and from Sharing to Privacy. This time is the latest art regarding Power Management under Gnome. Design Team has made some impressive mockups and show us how things could be!
Files 3.8 will definitively focus to improve search and make discovery and selection of files easier. The very first patches have already arrived in 3.7.1 but the best are to come! Lapo Calamandrei made some designs for Files search