Where can I find guidance on the intended use of GNOME 3 window management?

asked 2015-02-27 18:30:41 -0500

donpellegrino gravatar image

I have found the "Use windows and workspaces" section of "Getting Started with GNOME" in the GNOME Help application. I understand that operations such as minimize and maximize are available via the context menu of the title bar. I am also aware of the keyboard shortcuts and options for task switching. However, between the UI elements and keyboard shortcuts I feel that I am not using the GNOME 3 window management features efficiently. It feels like I do not fully understand how the designers intended the features to be used. I suspect it is somewhere between GNOME 2 and a tiling window manager such as wmii. Are there any design documents explaining the best practices and intended use of GNOME 3's window management features?

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I don't know of any such document, but gnome shell's design webpage may be helpful.

HoboPrimate gravatar imageHoboPrimate ( 2015-02-28 14:02:02 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the link to the "GNOME Shell Design" page. It helped me make sense of the big picture for intended GNOME use.

donpellegrino gravatar imagedonpellegrino ( 2015-03-10 09:44:58 -0500 )edit