On the new desktop interface
Just re-installed my computer and found that the current version of Geogebra has a new interface.
While I appreciate the efforts on bridging the experience across all devices, I would like to express that, I honestly think the old interface is much more convenient to work with for a desktop computer with a large screen, a mouse and a proper keyboard.
In the new interface, the main menu will be shown only when the user click the menu button on the top-right corner. The top-level items will be shown first, and the user needs to click on them to see the second-level items. If the user knows what to look for, it takes 3 clicks to access an item in the new interface (with a lot of mouse-moving), while it takes only 2 clicks in the old interface.
If the user doesn't know what to look for and needs to search the menu, he has to click on each of the top-level items to read the lower-level items. Moreover, the positions of the top-level items keep changing in the process and it takes a lot of aiming and clicking just to browse through the menu. In the old interface, the user simply has to move the mouse horizontally.
This new design of menu was invented for a small screen on which you want to maximize your working area and keep your menus as small as possible. The price for this design was a lot of clicking as mentioned above. For a large screen however, a horizontal menu bar on the top does not greatly reduce the working area, but has the advantage that it is always ready for access.
There are a few other interface designs that I think does not work very well with a mouse, but I don't want to make this a ten-thousand-word essay. The point that I want to express is, the current interface works great for a tablet with a touch screen, but does not work well with a keyboard and a mouse. I would greatly appreciate if there is an option to switch back to the old menu style in a future update (all of the old interface if possible).
I am sorry if this sounds like a complain. I have been using Geogebra for many years and I think it remains one of the best multi-purpose maths software, and I want to continue using it in the future. That's why I raise my concern.