First, thank you for working on refining the GNOME Shell user experience for GNOME 40.
As I suspect the “New Shell design (feedback)” thread will quickly become a furball, I am starting a separate thread here to discuss the specific question of workspaces management on multi-head.
For example, I can imagine these screen layout scenarios:
- Two monitors side-by-side, both horizontal (my current setup)
- Two monitors side by side, one horizontal and the other vertical (I use this on occasion)
- Three or four vertical monitors side-by-side
- Two or three horizontal monitors stacked above each other (I use this on occasion)
- A “L-shaped” or “T-shaped” arrangement, with one monitor on the side and the third monitor above the primary monitor for example
I did not see mockups & animatics about that, but maybe I did not look in the right place? @allanday, how do you envision the horizontal “filmstrip” workspaces behaving on multi-head setups, whether horizontal, vertical or hybrid?
It sometimes seems to me like multi-monitor setups are a bit of an afterthought (like that crasher I found recently that had flown under the radar for quite a long time because it only happens with some monitor layouts), yet they are worth thinking hard about, especially in the context of a pandemic where remote working and multitasking (with visioconferencing etc.) have redefined many people’s personal productivity needs.