Gnome 41 is offering features that other distributions have taken it upon themselves to build for the last few years - power management, a better app store, workstyle-configuration (e.g. workspaces).

I'm glad that Gnome is catching up to the crowd, but it seems like the other distributions had to work hard to make up for Gnome's stubbornness for the longest time.

I'm incredibly grateful for the work Gnome does, but it's only recent that they seem grateful for their users (and their opinions).

Maybe I'm in the minority - but for the longest time it felt like Gnome was making decisions based on a user-type that was nothing like myself. That forced me to do quite a bit of work with every release to maintain the workflow they had introduced me to originally.

I'm really happy working on PopOS lately. The desktop features I appreciate the most are all productivity related: workspace configuration, tiling-mode that is easy to use, and little nods like power-management.

@funnylookinhat I really wonder there is so much hate on Gnome in recent years. I used to be a distro hopper until PopOS came out and I just felt at home. I try other DEs and just can't get going on them. I don't fully understand why.

One thing that does bother me is the Alt-Tab behavior. You don't cycle through the multiple terminal Windows, just the most recent one. So I need to use my mouse to click the icon in the tray. There's probably an extension to change it....

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> I really wonder there is so much hate on Gnome in recent years.

Yeah I think they simply stopped listening to their users and designed / developed in a void. That produces something that might look nice on paper, but rarely is functional.

> Alt-Tab behavior

Try Alt + ` - it will cycle through windows. Or - what I do, Alt + Tab to the app I want, then Alt + ` to get the window I want.

@funnylookinhat @MrDers and recently there was a blog post by a GNOME developer that simply said "Every preference has a cost" which is ridiculous considering basically *all* distros use GNOME on their main flavour :thonking:

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