For those who are interested in my inability to maintain a stable desktop environment…
I have been playing around with 21.10 and added a few tweaks to the standard desktop. The tweaks include:
(2) conkies with system status & keybinding info (to help my old memory).
jgmenu to provide even quicker and easier access to any/all apps
yad to provide quick access to system functions & maintenance activities.
I, also, added 9 workspaces with apps opening in their targeted space. This functionality also includes keybinds to all workspaces & redirects of apps to a new designated workspace (manually).
All functionality is available via keybindings. If there is interest I’ll write-up a tutorial, provide code, dotfiles, etc. Otherwise this has just been ‘old fashioned’ fun.
@Chris the reason I started playing with Pop!OS is that they are moving Cosmic (away from Gnome) and working on building a new DE (Cosmic-Rust). The Cosmic desktop itself is quite excellent and fast (but not really low memory). I’d like to see what they come up with down the road. Like with Solus, it looks like the DE landscape might be changing.
Isn’t this really just a modern take on Gnome? Looks too similar. I assume that’s the intention.
I get why they are doing this - nobody likes to be held to what the devs at Gnome dictate etc. but I would have thought that they would have introduced a completely new look. Why on Earth, would you take a DE and pretty much rewrite it in something else?
I’m sure I’m missing something here (besides not being a fan of Gnome, lol)
I suspect if a person is a lover of Gnome, this may be an answer to your dreams. I dunno - too many folks I speak with either hate Gnome or love it. Nothing in between. And this new DE, may be received the same way.
It’s really quite different from gnome (actually much closer to a full blown DE that is i3wm-like or sway-like with auto-tiling, etc.) POP Cosmic seems like it runs much faster than gnome, as well. The problem POP and apparently Budgie have is the the gnome base is both unstable and unpredictable (in terms of its direction). System76 has elected to roll their own. Budgie is building with enlightenment. System76 does appear to have vision for itself, whereas Budgie seems less clear. Gnome IMHO is simply muddled.
I find it all fun to watch. System76 is building their environment for techie geeks (engineers). Gotta say that appeals to me.