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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RE: Sometimes, less is less
by sorpigal on Tue 4th May 2010 01:55 UTC in reply to "Sometimes, less is less"
sorpigal
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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.


This is a lesson that Apple quietly learned. Once upon a time they were very pro-icon, but have gradually dialed it back. There's a good reason for this: icons are meaningless unless you have the meaning memorized. Few people can memorize very many icons and certainly not for any complicated idea.

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