If Firefox is the default web browser in Ubuntu, something should be done with the thick top panel, either to integrate it with Gnome-shell’s top panel as in Unity or get rid of it as done for Firefox in Windows.
True, it can be done since a long time. But, I think, it should be unticked by default, if Windows can do it…
And, in Unity that box has no value, ticked or unticked, Firefox is integrated into the DE.
I’ve been reading these weekly updates and thought I might as well test this Ubuntu default (from 17.10) a bit. It is easy to test it, because I never cared for the gnome-shell and the way gnome is going these days, with all kinds of restrictions to users, so no emotions are involved. Some thoughts are here. I thought, once a “testing” thread is open, some users might chime in. It seems that there aren’t many to do so.
There are problems with this newer Nautilus, the standard one that comes with 19.04; if you search a folder, then want to open it, it get stuck. I am using Nemo and MC anyway, so not much of a problem for me. No one wants a featureless file manager, yes, especially a file manager. Just imagine Windows doing the same thing with its File Explorer!
It is interesting to report that I don’t have Nautilus and most of nautilus related apps in my default Ubuntu 19.04 installation for quite some time. Even though most of the apps have Nautilus as a dependency, they still work without it. It sort of tells a story about this dependency matter, somewhat artificial.
It is running ubuntu-session, and with an interesting batch of non-default apps, such as Slick-greeter, Nemo-4.06, Tilix, Geany. It doesn’t run the 2 default extensions, which were taken over by Dash to Panel extension.