Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Mar 2010 23:35 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has announced the availability of the first Ubuntu 10.04 beta release. The new version of Ubuntu, codenamed Lucid Lynx, is scheduled to arrive in April. It will be a long-term support release, which means that updates will be available for three years on the desktop and five years on servers. Although the Ubuntu developers have largely focused on boosting stability for this release, they have also added a number of noteworthy new features and applications. One of the most visible changes is the introduction of a new theme - a change that is part of a broader rebranding initiative that aims to update Ubuntu's visual identity." It might just be me, but I find the new theme ghastly. Compare this to this (my desktop). Oh, and Metacity - I can has anti-aliasing?
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Wrawrat on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 19:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Wrawrat
Member since:
2005-06-30

Unfortunately, you can't change the button order without breaking the theme, as they are pixmaps.

But yeah, it's not a big deal. It's just well hidden in gconf-editor.

For those interested to get back the previous layout:
$ gconf-editor

Key: /apps/metacity/general/button_layout
Value: menu:minimize,maximize,close

Edited 2010-03-22 19:53 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 20:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yeah, it's easy. As you can see in the shot, mine are customised as well.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by boldingd on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 20:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

I think he was talking about the Firefox and Help icons on the top panel, not the new button layout for window title bars. Which is even more trivial: unlock the panel and drag the icons a little bit apart, if it bugs you that they appear to be touching. And maybe set a different icon. Doing a google image search for "firefox", picking something you like, and setting that to the icon for the launcher is trivial.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 23:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

How about something as novel as them being right to begin with? They’re the only buttons anywhere that touch edge to edge side to side top to bottom. The fact that Ubuntu developers have been booting their machines up for 6 years and haven’t thought that _this should be better_ is kind of typical of Ubuntu design. It badly lacks all-round polish.

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