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 UltraZelda64 on Tue 4th May 2010 18:07 UTC in reply to "Wow"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

Actually, I see an excellent reason for the volume control on each program's window. You know those crappy web pages on big companies' web sites, including movie and (music) band sites? You know--the ones that force you to use Flash, and even worse, have obnoxious sound/music that you have to search for the damn "mute" or "STFU" button somewhere in some crappy GUI? Yeah, those.

Set your browser's application-level volume to minimum, and problem solved. No need to reach for the speakers any time going to those sites. That way, the volume of your music player doesn't get screwed up, because you're only changing the web browser's volume, and the volume is in a logical location--in the browser's title bar. I've been waiting so long for something like this, because unless I'm looking at YouTube or some porn site, I don't want *any* sound. Period.

Before YouTube and Flash video, audio was almost NEVER welcome in the browser, especially those worthless bouncy, flashy, noisy Flash ads. Youtube changed that, but the titlebar volume control would still be useful.

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