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[4]: Pure Awesome
by darknexus on Tue 4th May 2010 14:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pure Awesome"
darknexus
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Ah, but doesn't the global volume mixer include support for each application, thus negating the need for the windicator?

It does, in a similar way as Vista. You pop up the sound preferences tab and adjust it there, it's not in the icon. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with that, but shuttleman seems to be going out on a limb to design something for the sake of designing it rather than its actual usefulness.

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