Mini-map removal proposal with congruent style with app-grid navigation.
I know that this decision is not easy, because the mini-map is the easy way to drag and drop windows between more than three workspaces.
Why not make some blend of the last image (Windows Drag and Drop with three workspaces zoomed-out) of https://gitlab.gnome.org/Teams/Design/os-mockups/-/raw/master/overview/bi-directional-workspaces.png and the navigation style of https://gitlab.gnome.org/Teams/Design/os-mockups/-/blob/master/appgrid/appgrid-dnd.png merged in GNOME 40?
The two principal reasons for this proposal are:
- The https://blogs.gnome.org/shell-dev/2021/02/15/shell-ux-changes-the-research/ shows the majority use less than four workspaces.
- The vertical axis space is very disputed in GNOME 40 design.
The potential issue:
- The multimonitor drags, but it can be bypassed with the same approach used to half till a window at the monitor's edge or to pass through to another monitor.
With that, you can easily drag a window between 5 workspaces. And for more than 5, you can use the navigation style used in the app-grid to drag.
It seems to be more congruent and can eliminate the mini-map.