Mixing Desktop Environments

I have noticed the past few years how Linux desktop developers live in their own isolated worlds. They understandably focus only on their project. They seldom venture into territory that would reveal how their software interacts with other desktops.

The simple test? Concurrently install the MATE, Cinnamon, and Xfce desktops. Then watch what happens in the controls centers and menus. Duplication. Easily avoided by using the ShowOnlyIn= key in affected *.desktop files.

Paper cuts tend to indicate a lack of professionalism. As an old camera advertisement once emphasized, “Image is everything.”

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: General

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