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 Lamego on Fri 7th May 2010 05:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pure Awesome"
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Because you want to change the application volume and not the system volume?

Which is accessible via the system volume control.

Not with a single click, and not with the awareness that the current active window is the application you want to change the sound for.

"We must been using different windows managers, I don't have any.

Wow, that's sad. I honestly cannot remember a time when I didn't see the program logo/icon in the top-left of the window. Maybe it's time to look into different WMs? ;) KDE has had this for aeons.

Those window icons -where available- don't provide the horizontal space for drawing from a a title bar.

Yes, and it's the WM that makes that easy, intuitive, and consistent. Going from KDE to Windows shows just how bad things can be when the WM is short on features and everything is handled by the app (client).

The WM does not enforce consistence across applications, a clear example is the differences between applications using different toolkits. The applications have the control for most of their interaction with the users and are responsible for consistence and proper interaction. If the developers which work on the applications don't care about providing a consistent behavior there is little or nothing to fix on the WM side, providing an API which is integrated with the WM and tracking that that API will be used in most applications is a good step to improve with consistence.

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