For a seasoned Windows guy, switching to Linux, I feel that Gnome’s desktop is a step backwards.
- Shortcuts to apps on the desktop are not practical. The locations are kept under the hood and managed by the Linux package manager. I need to use the gnome app dock and the applications panel only.
- Shortcuts are soft links (kinda). One of Jays recent videos on links was quite instructive, and I learnt some useful things - thanks Jay.
- [Firefox] Web page shortcuts, dragged from Firefox to the desktop, do not get a browser application icon. I can set it manually, but that’s making life hard.
- The file explorer (nautilus I think) will allow me to create a link from a right-click on a file, which helps. The context of the linked file important, so once a file is placed it can’t be moved anywhere (not to a networked folder for other users to access for example).
So I think my expectations of Gnome desktop are all wrong. I should not try to use it like I would on the Windows desktop.
If you are in the ‘switching to linux’ forum you may have similar experiences? What do you think?