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[ STICKY ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC and Final Feedback !!!!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:47 pm
by Gizmuntu
Leave your Feedback Below ! ! ! ! :D :D

Re: [ Sticky ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC Feedback !!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:45 am
by Henriolavi
I suggest the following changes to the final release:

All those menu items in "System Tools/Preferences" could be removed which are in the "System Settings" window here:

Preferences.png

That makes the "Preferences" menu simpler and shorter and avoids overlapping menus. 15 items is max. not needing a scroll bar. Now there is 28 items of which 15 are the same as in "System Settings" window.



Other changes to applications software. In the "Graphics" there could be a good vector graphic tool, preferably "Inkscape" installed. In the "Sound and Video" could be "VLC" video player added.

What I looked the "Tweak Tool" is removed. This kind of windows theme changes are not so easy to get done any more, differing from "Light Theme" using that tool. Personally I like little colored windows' backgrounds and boarders more than just white.

System Settings.png


One question is whether that "install" window in the start of live sessions is really needed to be there. It only stops the loading unnessesarily when going to live session. There is the icon on the desktop and the boot option in the beginning already to go to live session or to installation. Just to avoid overlapping here also.

Re: [ Sticky ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC Feedback !!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:52 pm
by Swarfendor437
You have to bear in mind this is a Release Candidate! If you have been following the Ubuntu 14.04 saga you will have noted all the bugs that are present too! :D

As to overlap - this is good as it reduces the endless searching for 'what is where' in the new desktop - those used to 'menu driven' OS's will find it easier than:

Menu | System Tools | System Settings ;)

VLC and InkScape are usually provided in the 'UItimate Editions' - for me personally, SMPlayer and SMTube should be the de-facto media player.

I would have liked Clementine to be the default Audio Player. http://vimeo.com/63678606

The Zorin Blue Scheme looks nice but suffers in the same way that Zorin Dark does.

In the absence of 'Tweak Tool' you need to install 'Ubuntu Tweak' but I don't know where it stands at the moment in relation to Ubuntu 14.04.

What install window? :?

Borders and shadows are controlled by CompizConfig Settings Manager - and you can also install 'gnome-color-chooser' to get wider scroll bars! :D

Re: [ Sticky ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC Feedback !!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:58 pm
by Gizmuntu
Just playing around with [ Zorin OS Blue ] !!!!
Here's the goodies > [ Menu Theme ] [ AwnPanelTheme ] for download. :D :D

Re: [ Sticky ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC Feedback !!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:47 am
by Henriolavi
The new Zorin logo, which is nice

New logo.jpg

could be added to the iStart icon gallery to be used instead of Ubuntu icon when Zorin 9 is released.

Zorin logo.png


One correction to Swarfendor's post. To the "Systems Settings" can get just opening the "Control Panel", no need to go via Menu / System Tool / System Settings. It is easy as can be. ;) The problem is that there are different names to the same thing, messing up even more the user. Why not rename the "Control Panel" to "System Settings" so it would be clear. ( I believe that this menu has been made more for former Windows users, there is "Control Panel"). :roll: That "what is where" can not be solved by putting "everything everywhere" even using different names of same things. There should be just better overall structure which is hard to get to a Linux os. distro due to it always is a collection of different pieces of independently made software.

I have handled this kind of problems allready earlier in this viewtopic:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6920

To say also some positive things of the first hours of using it from a USBlive, so all I have used here works well in desktop and laptop and it was easy to install. It looks familiar to me using Zorin 8 until now. I feel that this distro is also more stable than what Zorin 8 was when I installed it first time. Only internal wifi did not work out of the box with my laptop but two lines of "sudo" brought it to life. :D

Re: [ Sticky ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC Feedback !!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:03 pm
by Gizmuntu
Henriolavi


To answer your question concerning the [Menu ].
I would think it would be do to the [ Zorin Desktop Changer ] !!!!
That's only my opinion...not a fact of the matter.
I haven't fiddled around with changing things in [ Zorin Menu ].
Do...that it has never bothered me...[ myself ].
One used to be able to uncheck items in the [ Menu Editor ] in order to remove the [ Items ] from [ Zorin Menu ].
I seriously doubt [ Zorin Group ] will ever change the location of the said items in [ Zorin Menu ].
One will never know unless the subject is brought up to their attention.

Re: [ Sticky ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC Feedback !!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:51 pm
by Henriolavi
I do not know any reason why these 15 items from "system settings" are there, and few more additionally in some other menus. I just noticed that, as can be seen from my first screenshot where the "Preferences" menu is open, that of those 15 items 10 can be seen there installed on purpose or not. However, that is now a known issue to the developers from this feedback to do something if they want. Personally I would remove them, but there are also opposite opinions of that. (May be that it is some type of "bug" also).

Re: [ Sticky ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC Feedback !!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:22 pm
by Gizmuntu
What about this [ Menu ] :lol: :lol:

Re: [ Sticky ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC Feedback !!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:14 pm
by Henriolavi
No more "what is where" instead "it is there". :D

Re: [ Sticky ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC Feedback !!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:09 pm
by Swarfendor437
I know it might upset a few people but I really like "slingshot"! :D

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N5eDJEq85bg/T ... enshot.png