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Gnome replaces Unity


On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:15 PM, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:
:
> IMO a side panel is wasting more space, however, where ever a panel is
> positioned, at a common modern screen size of 1920x1080 the minimal
> "lost" space shouldn't matter at all.
>
Respectfully, I must disagree.

I use a vertical panel because much of what I do on my machine is
writing, and the panel at the top or bottom robs me of a full page per
screen - and I have a 28" 1980x1200 monitor for that express reason.
1920x1080 is not quite large enough for a full page unless I scrunch
the display down to less than 100%, which my aging eyes don't like -
my laptop at 17" with the same resolution is hard to use for this same
reason (small screen).

I suppose I could turn the monitor sideways, but then I lose having
two full page windows side by side when I need them, which is not too
infrequently. My laptop does not allow for this without an external
monitor (which has other issues).

YMANMV. (Your mileage and needs may vary.)

Cheers.

MR