About activities terminology

I’m opening a terminology can of worms. While testing GNOME OS today, I noticed that Tour refers to the “activities view”, all lowercase. Historically, the documentation has referred to it as the “Activities overview”, uppercase Activities, lowercase overview, and usually with markup on Activities. In @allanday’s blog posts about the shell revamp, he’s used “Activities Overview”, both uppercase, no extra markup.

I was in the room when the docs team decided on its style. The idea was to emphasize “Activities” as a thing you interact with. That was when the whole GNOME 3 design was new. I don’t think that’s as important at this point. I rather like the simplicity of just “activities view”.

Interested in opinions from design team, docs team, and general community.

The entire term is being questioned in https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-shell/-/issues/3590


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