It seems like Apple has a new utility that kind of reminds me of Icon Library :P

The new version of Video Trimmer is out, featuring a video preview and an ability to adjust the target region with mouse. Grab it from Flathub:

People with macbooks: is it possible to switch more than one workspace with a single swipe gesture? I.e. go from 1 to 3 in one motion?

Similarly, what happens if you repeatedly quickly swipe? E.g. swipe 3 times in a row, will it go 1->2->3->4 or will it fly further?

It's the same problem desktop icons had back in the day, putting things things behind the open windows just doesn't work, because then the windows are in the way 99% of the time.

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The thing about the space behind the windows is, it's behind the windows. The moment you open an app it's no longer really accessible.

If you put important stuff on the desktop to streamline the bootup experience you need a way to get back to the desktop while you're using apps, so you add a button to the panel, at which point it's basically an awkward app launcher menu.

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Got an email asking if it would make sense to put the app grid on the desktop. Since it keeps coming up I wanted to share a lightly edited version of my response:

Is anyone aware of any apps other than GNOME Builder using three finger touchpad gestures? Any pointers would be appreciated :)

6 cores, 12 threads, 2* M.2 drives + all the privacy and security features of a Librem laptop in such a great form factor...

I love the #librem14 ! And making the visuals to promote it was like expressing my own excitement :)

Thanks @purism ! I am so proud to be part of this project.

A lot of the new stuff really reminds me of GNOME, e.g. split headerbars, larger toolbar buttons, and some adaptive stuff (e.g. search entries).

It's not hard to imagine them doing something like HdyLeaflet and having the same app go all the way from iPhone to macOS with the same codebase in a few years.

All of that is to say that I feel pretty good about where the GNOME platform is headed in this regard, because it seems like we're not the only ones ;)

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Watched some of the design sessions from this year's WWDC.

Some takeaways:
- macOS and iPad OS apps are moving much closer together, and even iPhone apps are moving towards more convergent (rather than mobile-only) patterns
- They're finally admitting that hamburger menus are sometimes unavoidable/useful!
- iPad pointer is dope, but I wonder if/how that's coming to macOS, since iPad apps are supposed to be able to run there unmodified

Google Analytics is the most prevalent tracker in the world. During our last crawl, we found it on 64.2% of web sites:

Developers: every time you add Google Analytics to a site, you are helping build the global panopticon. Stop it!

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Periodic reminder that Gitlab still doesn't have any semblance of a working notification system.

You'd think it'd not be that hard to just do what Github has done since forever...

So suddenly there’s a lot of attention around email and it’s exposing how many people in the web community still use Gmail. Like actually trust all your personal information and communication (and that of your potentially marginalised or vulnerable contacts) with Google. 🤮

There are a lot of hard problems and lack of alternatives when it comes to rights-respecting technology. But email (as imperfect as it is) has a fair few affordable alternative providers. Small change, big difference.

There's also a serious disconnect between icons using a physical metaphor and ones that are just the flat iOS icon + some shadows.

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Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better

Some thoughts on the new macOS icons:

- Core app icons use iOS-style squircle shapes BUT they're not enforcing a clipping mask like on iOS (see MS Office icons in the dock). It'll be interesting to see what third party apps do.

- The new core icons are almost identical to iOS, but more 3D, because "macOS tradition"? Seems weird to make them almost the same but not go all the way. Maybe they'll make iOS icons 3D too next year?

- The book icons (Fonts, Dictionary) are hilariously bad

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