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]: Comment by filosofem
by sorpigal on Wed 5th May 2010 11:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by filosofem"
sorpigal
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2005-11-02

It's not a bad idea to provide some kind of mechanism for this sort of thing, where by mechanism I mean API. Dictating the UI is where I draw the line. Things like this should be exposed by the WM in a manner the WM considers best; could be an additional exterior toolbar, could be inside the operations menu (typically accessed by right click), could be exposed by mouseover on some area of the screen or window, etc., etc..

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