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: Stupid
by siride on Mon 3rd May 2010 22:53 UTC in reply to "Stupid"
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I saw that blog post before I saw this.

Even if Shuttleworth wants "windicators", it can be done using the existing system and adding an extension to the window manager using D-Bus or a similar technology. I can't think of a good reason for client-side decorations that doesn't result in its own set of problems.

It seems that these days, innovation means doing things differently for the sake of being different, rather than making solid UI decisions. Here we have yet another example of "innovation" that's just going to be a waste of time and resources.

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