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[3]: Pure Awesome
by segedunum on Tue 4th May 2010 17:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pure Awesome"
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The application's own volume control could then be removed. POOF, problem gone.

Why? All you're doing is moving the volume control to a new non-standard place that will fill up with yet more crap.

Seriously, this is a stupid question: you've never wanted to adjust the volume your music plays at while still having all your other audio sources play at the same volume as before?

No. It's a nice thing to have when you're at a fixed workstation where you are comfortable where all your volume levels should be at, but if you're on a laptop where you interchange between headphones or even worse, speakers in an office, it's asking for trouble. It's a nice-to-have thing, but a niche thing at that.

The single biggest gotcha with sound not working is either that the volume is too low or that sound is muted. Now extrapolate that problem to multiple applications. Think about it.

Edited 2010-05-04 17:56 UTC

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