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[2]: Wow
by phoenix on Tue 4th May 2010 15:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow"
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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!

Ah, so you want something standardised, that works the same across all applications ... which means you don't want it done in each application ... which means you don't want client-side decorations. ;) You want a standardised protocol, where the client just says "I need X with value Y" and let the host handle all the gory details.

Kinda like what happened to the systray/notifications system, which went from client-side (everyone do their own implementation) to host-side (everyone call a standard d-bus setup and let the host handle the rest).


Modifying each and every client app to work with "windicators" is the wrong way to go about doing this.

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