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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Too much web app kool aid
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 4th May 2010 13:02 UTC
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Here's another idea.

Why don't we take the menu bar and roll it into a single drop down button on the toolbar. It would be like the orb in Windows Ribbon interface.

Next, make the status bar transparent, and keep all of the "windicators" there. They won't be in my direct line of sight, or cluttering up the top of the application, but they will there if I need them.

Finally, why is Ubuntu pulling services out of the DE? The DE provides the services, and applications hook into the services. I thought that was the agreed upon standard.

The more I think about this, the more I think this was inspired by web apps. The have a tendency to cram things together like that.

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