I switched to gnome 2-3 months ago (before used kde). Although it works great, I am not a huge fan of the workflow for long term use.
Therefore installed kde plasma on my Lenovo with hybrid Intel/Nvidia card last Sunday and used it at work every day. It’s Thursday and I do not have a good time with kde and this hardware (old post, http://ix.io/2HTM)
scaling is going nuts especially with high dpi 4k laptop screen connected to lower resolution screen. I switched off Intel and only run Nvidia, speed is now ok but scaling awful.
I tried to switch icons and global theme but they are not well integrated, for example when I choose a dark theme, text is almost unreadable on certain apps like thunderbird and libre office. Also the theming gui is buggy, sometimes it works sometime it doesn’t
Firefox is acting strange! Often the window is half transparent and I have to resize full/floating to see contents. Gmail is disconnecting constantly, I have to close and reopen Firefox almost every 30 min. Am using now chromium! Never had that before.
There are a lot of little things but they just add up. The worst is the scaling. I want to use a qt based desktop, partly because we use qt framework for coding and it seems install of kde facilitates that out of the box.
so what are my choices at this point. Switch to another DE again, try to fix kde one by one, or just altogether use a WM and forget about kde and gnome? I want to settle and stop messing with my computer.
Am I doomed? Anyone else switching to another DE today?
Perhaps I should go back to i3wm or qtile. Too many choices!
Funny you should ask, i literally just finished installing EOS Cinnamon love it. I used Gnome i think for 2 days, interestingly I do like it more then i thought i would. But what gets me about Gnome is I like Dash to Panel(Don’t like the fact it will break in a few months.) which should be an option in Gnome at install and Cinnamon gives me everything i like.
To be honest, despite the community backlash, I really like gnome on my smaller 13-14 inch laptop, it works great, actually love it. However on a 15 inch gnome drives me nuts, somehow I feel I am wasting screen estate. Perhaps cinnamon might be my bun but it is gtk based. Perhaps I am a gtk person after all.