This issue is really quite annoying for me which is related to the menu on the bottom… why do I need to go with my mouse to the top left corner of the screen and press “Activities” to then go down to use the “menu bar”? Does it really makes sense? It is quite unusable as it is today. I do that uncountable times per day… 100? 200 times?
GUI is something to make things as easy as possible and near as possible for lazy people who don’t like to use command line (like me).
I would like the following:
1- A pin button on the right side, so you can fix the menu there as always visible; It doesn’t matter if it will be on top of other programs, it is a users choice to pin or not to pin. I need the option to do that. Maybe create a “start menu” bar similar to Windows if it is needed.
2- When “pinned” to be always visible, it is really not necessary that icons be sooooooo huge… I understand that it looks cool but it could be way smaller… the different size could be only when is pinned on topic 1.
3- On the bottom, a small bar, which when clicked, makes the main menu visible or not. So the person doesn’t need to move the mouse to different corners (like Activities)…
I know there’s the “Super” button but it is weird minimizing the screen and opening a menu bar… sorry, it looks really weird from a user perspective. I remember msft had a similar idea a couple of years ago and it was dropped.
I am not trying to be mean, every few years I try really hard adopt Linux desktop and I more than anyone really want it to succeed, but things must be easy for the user to use 10+ hours per day. I imagine something like this: