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[Discuss] Interesting rant about Gnome 3

I just installed a bunch of options on my F17 desktop to try out.

Mate looked promising; it would have been my preferred choice, except that
it turns out focus-follows-mouse is broken. I have it set to "sloppy", and
it works fine in Gnome Shell, Cinnamon, LXDE, and XFCE, but not in Mate.

I found where to configure it, in Mate's "Window" preferences, and I made
sure it's set to "sloppy" there, but even with that setting, Mate is
ignoring the setting and sticking with click-to-focus.

F18 was released yesterday, so once I download and install it on a test
machine, I'll try Mate again to see if the problem goes away. In the
meantime, I'm using LXDE, which is working very well so far.

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at> wrote:

> Rich Pieri <richard.pieri at> writes:
> > On Wed, 16 Jan 2013 03:49:16 -0500
> > John Abreau <jabr at> wrote:
> >
> >> The example that appears in my link was about "Transmission".
> >
> > My quip about one button that doesn't do anything was supposed to be a
> > joke, not prophecy. This Gnome BS is enough to make me want to dump
> > modern desktops entirely and dig up my ancient TWM configuration files.
> I might still have mine lying around...
> I suspect on my next go-around I might wind up switching to XFCE.  For
> now I am running in gnome-2 legacy mode.  It's not as good as the real
> gnome2 was, however.  :-/
> -derek
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