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: Wow
by WereCatf on Tue 4th May 2010 05:37 UTC in reply to "Wow"
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A volume control? Well I don't know what apps he's using, but don't most apps that deal with audio already have a volume control? Rhythmbox, Totem, MPlayer... yup, they've all got volume sliders already. Online/offline indicators? Last I checked, there was one in most messenger's contact list window, not to mention when you right click on the tray icon it already has.

Well, to be honest, a simple standardized way of handling those would be better than every single application having to develop their own way. A volume control that works _exactly the same_ in every single application that uses audio and is always in the exact same place actually sounds like a terrific idea to me, and heck, it's a lot easier to remember then even for complete newbies!

Already having something that works is in absolutely no way a reason for not trying to make it work even better.

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