@Wolf480pl @BabyWOGUE in fact, lots of modern computers do have touchscreens, so those paddings are relevant. And gnome gives a bit better tablet experience than Windows thanks to those paddings and whole gestures. It is sometimes better than #iOS feeling.
As far as I understand things, #Gnome is aimed to be multi-purpose experience, on phone, tablet and desktop simultaneously. And it does it’s job nice. There are two ways of making things, and this one is better IMO
Well, out of all my friends, only one has a computer with touchscreen (specifically: Thinkpad Yoga). So from my point of view, a computer with a touchscreen is a relatively new thing that few people can afford.
As for two ways of doing things, I don't believe the Gnome way is superior. Maybe it's better for some usecases, but not for all of them.
The primary target is the laptop. (and I guess desktop fits with it as well)
Whenever possible, we try not to exclude those other targets, but they aren't targets at the same level as laptops/desktops.
Big click areas aren't just useful for on a touch screen, they are useful for the laptop/desktop case as well: shitty touchpad, people in need of a11y, etc…
("toggle buttons" are regular buttons, but when you click them they stay in a "pressed" state, until you click them again to bring them back to their normal state)
Switches aren't checkboxes, they are a different widget, used for different reasons.
That's why GNOME uses both, depending on the case.
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