So, as some of you know, !1139 got a lot of attention recently, partially due to a popular YouTube video. The discussion started to divert from the merge request to the more general idea of removal of the dash and even workspace flow versus taskbar flow, so according to the general recommendations, I’m making a topic to move consideration to a more appropriate place.
I would recommend instead of starting writing huge texts about what we should do or not, get the whole context and try to first discuss with our Devs in a proper Chat environment. We’re always open doors in many platforms like our IRC.
Let’s keep this Issue with actual relevant information for the Author of the Merge Request and the actual Maintainers and Contributors of the project. Whilst Community engagement is highly encouraged, it became too noisy and hard to keep.
Thank you for understanding . And sadly if the off-topic/noise continues this MR will be locked. Continuation of the discussion is highly appreciated in the proper channels .
I wouldn’t be surprised if this topic receives few or no comments, but I am writing it in order to get an opportunity to apologize for my latest comment in the merge request in question; it merely introduced more needless frustration. Such negativity had no place there and I will do my best to restrain myself from such criticisms in the future.
So, anyways, if indeed the dash is removed, it will likely be several release cycles from now, as a design will have to be innovated and thoroughly tested. I am quite interested in what an Activities overview revamp would look like, and was fascinated by some recent mockups by Tobias Bernard showing what a mobile-based GNOME Shell on desktop might look like. (Keep in mind that the commit message labels the mockup as highly experimental and therefore it should not be judged as a final product.)
More ideas stem from concepts generated from the London UX Hackfest in 2017.
I don’t want to speak for the design team and say that they already know exactly what it should look like; I’m just listing more opportunities for the Overview. I’m interested to hear a wide range of perspectives on any new ideas with regards to Activities navigation.