Well, guess who’s not dead.
Having promised myself to give vanilla Gnome an honest try for two months, and actually staying with it for almost three and a half, I am on my way back to Xfce and EndeavorOS.
Fedora is a marvelous distro, but true to my previous experiences as soon as you don’t run gnome on it it breaks or acts up quickly. (I opted to switch to Fedora for my gnome experiment because most of the gnome team are also part of the Fedora and / or redhat teams.).
Anyway, lookingforward to reinstalling Endeavor.
Welcome back. For a change give a tiling wm a chance. Personally I like i3wm. Nothing like having no GUI in your way!
I forced myself to run gnome for 6 months because most of my Dev’s run it. Worst 6 months computing in my life. I literally would rather be on Windows than Gnome. Everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, about how it wants you to work is different to how I want to work.
I can’t force myself to run Gnome. I watched over the last few years and Gnome just seems to have more issues with updates and getting things working compared to other desktops. At least that’s what I see? I’m no Gnome expert & it’s not my favourite!
Every time I thought I might re-try it, they take something else I use out of the system. They have a vision, and will walk over anything that doesn’t fit that vision (they think). Usre - someone will put it back with an extension -but they don’t seem to take any notice of existing extensions (no matter how popular) when they update/change things…
Got all the basics installed. Waiting for Timeshift to do the first backup and then it’s time to play around and installing my favorite apps.