Since it seems to be Open Season on the Dash...



  • This is what I'd do.

    On clicking the Dash button you'd get a search function:

    0_1543496992200_Dash 1.png

    As soon as you start typing, you get suggestions:

    0_1543497027900_Dash 2.png

    I think it's a more Ubuntu approach.



  • I don't think that's very convenient on a mobile.. The aim of a good homescreen/app drawer should be to get your informations and/or needed apps fast and without many swipes or clicks or typing... I've been totally satisfied by the scopes approach but it seems I'm part of a minority ;-)



  • @elastic

    Remember that the most common apps you use are on the app launcher - you'd only use this occasionally anyway.



  • I like the idea in theory. Not sure if I would like it in practise though.
    Having to type on the device to get at an app might be an unpleasant experience, especially on a tablet.



  • @3arn0wl said in Since it seems to be Open Season on the Dash...:

    @elastic

    Remember that the most common apps you use are on the app launcher - you'd only use this occasionally anyway.

    Yes but as there are more "most common apps" I need I'm already using tweek tool to get them on top of the current app drawer ;-) - I also never used that search tool for the menus on any desktop OS - they all have it from Apple to XFCE and I never got used to that approach - searching documents, yes but apps should be just a click away or the GUI doesn't make sense at all - I already can start programs on the shell, no gui for the os needed if I want to do it like this - if I want to use a DE I want it user friendly ... ;-) - but different habits need different solutions .. that's why I like linux ;-)



  • @3arn0wl That's a poor assumption to make. It may be how you are using your device, but it is not how everyone uses the device.

    Also, the new app drawer has search already. I think it's even focused by default, but not 100% sure on that. There are definitely focus issues with the new app drawer when using unity8 on a PC, though.



  • Well at least we agree about something, @dobey - people use their devices in different ways.



  • As an experiment, on my Android phone (must use it for now), I have decided to remove all the icons from the "home" screen(s). I now have only phone and camera on the bottom bar, along with the "all apps" button.

    So far, I am liking this. No icons/widgets blocking the wallpaper view, and forces me to be more mindful about use of the device.



  • @dobey

    :) I like the idea of an uncluttered screen.



  • @dobey on Android you may try Smart Launcher (if still exists) is the last thing I had installed when I used Android


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