What desktop are you using?

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What desktop are you using?

GNOME
15
18%
KDE
11
13%
XFCE
23
28%
MATE
8
10%
Cinnamon
4
5%
LXDE
2
2%
LXQT
1
1%
Simple X window manager (IceWM, Openbox, Fluxbox, etc)
19
23%
 
Total votes : 83

Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby sunrat » 2018-04-08 22:29

Wheelerof4te wrote:KDE is more familiar to former Windows users, but it suffers from inconsistencies. A lot of settings look out-of-reach and are in not so obvious places. For example, to switch to double-click folder opening, you go to Mouse settings under Input devices. Why not on File manager settings?

Then you have to go somewhere else to change it for other things like desktop application shortcuts. I'll bet the devs pondered at length to decide where to put some settings as there is a lot configurable in KDE. Most of them are somewhere in System Settings.

Wholle DE looks amateurish with all those widgets that look out of place, too. User is forced to adapt to an ever-changing UI.
General look and feel is great, though. Themes and icons are among the best in Linux world. They should just fix the confusion, and they are on that way since 5.12.

Are you using a different KDE from me? :) I find it to be consistent and functional without looking too flashy. Of course you can add flashy if that's your thing.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Hallvor » 2018-04-09 08:43

sunrat wrote:Then you have to go somewhere else to change it for other things like desktop application shortcuts. I'll bet the devs pondered at length to decide where to put some settings as there is a lot configurable in KDE. Most of them are somewhere in System Settings.


I was able to find it in System Settings using the search function in literally five seconds. More options make each option a little harder to find, but the ability to search in System Settings is very nice.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-04-09 15:09

sunrat wrote:Are you using a different KDE from me?


No, I'm using GNOME. I have tried KDE 5.12 recently in Manjaro, and KDE 5.8 some months back on Stretch. I was speaking from that experience.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby ticojohn » 2018-04-13 22:36

I've tried several different desktops (GNOME, LXDE, KDE a,d XFCE). My personal preference is XFCE4. I also use lightdm. I have plenty of ram and system resources but just don't care for GNOME and KDE.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Funkygoby » 2018-04-15 09:24

Xfce4

Back in the days (~2007), I was using hopping between Gnome2 and Xfce4, I settled on the later and never looked back.
The slow developpement is a feature. It is like taking the back seat and watching others projects try new things.
There is no rush porting Xfce4 to GTK+3 or Qt5.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby HuangLao » 2018-04-17 00:23

This was tough for me.

If using a DE then its Xfce, however, I have used Fluxbox (twm and blackbox before that) for many years (back to Unix days), recently I started playing with i3wm and I dare say I am booting into i3 more then Fluxbox.....hell hath frozen over?

PS: I voted for WM.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby arzgi » 2018-04-17 05:52

XFCE here too.

I was using KDE for years. When KDE 4 came to Debian, load went to 100% when KDE was started. There was a lot whining also here, KDE users announced they will start using Gnome. Back then really there was only three alternatives, so I switched to XFCE then and never looked back.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby debiman » 2018-04-18 04:44

"xfce is always a good idea" <= from the screenshot thread.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby swathe » 2018-04-20 01:19

i3wm. Have been on it about 5 years now.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Caluser2000 » 2018-04-25 00:41

XFCE4 Works well on this P4 and my P200MMX. Window Maker is my backup.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby woteb » 2018-04-25 08:03

XFCE here too. On the MX way with the taskbar left and the Whisker menu down en Orage agenda top.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Lysander » 2018-04-25 17:59

GNOME. In spite of many people telling me I shouldn't for one reason or another, I've hung onto it. It looks good, it's simple and it's very different to Windows. I think it's great.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-08-03 07:07

dwm

I hate desktop environments, everything they do to "help" irritates me.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby CwF » 2018-08-03 14:17

Funkygoby wrote:Xfce4
...Xfce4, I settled on the later and never looked back.
The slow developpement is a feature..

My conclusion exactly.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Bulkley » 2018-08-03 14:58

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:I hate desktop environments, everything they do to "help" irritates me.


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