My original build for linux was a Manjaro xfce + i3, but I got tired of when I changed outputs on my TV the panels would stack on the first monitor. Everything felt like a shit hack to get stuff working, but I loved the workflow in it. I've transferred over some of the shortcuts I liked in i3 to Cinnamon and have been quite happy.
I never thought I would be using a DE that largely mimicked Windows considering I'm a recent refugee from macOS, but here I am. I tried out both Cinnamon and KDE and largely picked Cinnamon because most of the apps I preferred were Gtk; I found Nemo much less cluttered than Dolphin; and I found I didn't need many of KDE's customizations to be happy.
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