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    Please pardon a bit of a personal digression here. I tried installing Fedora 34 because I’m super excited about this release and about the Gnome project in general. The mere fact that RedHat and Canonical have multiple FTEs contributing as their day jobs is huge IMO.

    But I’m so incredibly disappointed because I and every other low vision user out there who needs screen zoom to work have been out of luck for the last several years because of this bug that came in with Ubuntu 19.10 and whatever Gnome version that shipped.

    I recognize there’s no malice around this bug not being fixed, and that people only have so many hours in the day and that easily 99.9% of Gnome users will never encounter this because they don’t use screen zoom (Settings -> Accessibility -> Zoom if you’ve never tried it before.) so I can’t even blame them for not prioritizing it.

    I’m just - disappointed. For now I’m running KDE on my laptop, and on the nice new System76 desktop I’m enjoying I get around the lack of screen zoom with a gigantic 34” monitor and lower resolution settings, but still.

    Makes me want to quit my day job and devote myself to fixing this !#@$!@#$ bug :)

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      This is supposed to be a new version of GNOME, right? So like the switch from 2.x to 3.x. After all this time, I still find the regular GNOME 3 desktop weird to use, and prefer GNOME Classic. I am not sure where to look for it, so I’ll ask here: Does anyone know if they will keep the classic version?

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        The current activities overview is the major reason I use GNOME. I must say I am skeptical to these changes. Hopefully Gnome Tweaks lets me use the old key combinations and have vertically scrolling workspaces.

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          If not you can always use KDE and tweak its activities overview as you like

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            I’m still super sad that RedHat and Canonical chose Gnome, and I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when those discussions happened.

            Bet you dollars for donuts they were scared away by Qt’s licensing.

            Meanwhile I’m running Kubuntu 21.04 on my laptop and it runs like a champ and has the accessibility features I need. Yay KDE!

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          Release Notes with no mention of performance and memory footprint? Aren’t those important to users and developers?