Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd May 2010 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Remember how Mark Shuttleworth justified moving the window titlebar widgets to the left by claiming the space freed up on the right side could now be used for something else? On his blog, Shuttleworth unveiled what, exactly, Ubuntu's plans are: window indicators, or 'windicators'. In a nutshell, it comes down to having a tray area in every window.
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Sometimes, less is less
by Almafeta on Mon 3rd May 2010 22:48 UTC
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Move menus to the title bar: Okay. Non-standard, but not terrible. When you get to the point where you don't have enough horizontal space for the title/handle and all the icons, what happens?

Use icons instead of text labels: Great as long as you don't have any verbs in your program for which there's no universally agreed-upon image.

Replace status bars with pop-ups that obscure what you're working on: You have got to be kidding me.

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