I am a Unity user, but I do prefer how Gnome solved some things.
Let me outline what I dislike about Unity:
- Dash - it's slow, looks awkward and does too much things, I just want to launch apps with it.
- Launcher - I can live with it, but I hide it by default, I want to have as much space for productivity as possible.
- The way launcher is revealed, I need to hover or hold super, I would prefer single button press like for dash, then keyboard navigation.
But I like everything else: how windows look, notifications, integrated menus, HUD...
I like how Gnome launcher works and looks: it's blazing fast, it's full screen and everything is just there under your fingertips. But what I don't like about Gnome is that desktop space is wasted on menus and window titles, window color is light and top bar is black, kinda inconsistent, missing HUD...
The question is, is there any way to have Gnome (or Gnome like) launcher in Unity, or the other way around maybe, to make Gnome look like Unity?