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]: Sometimes, less is less
by google_ninja on Tue 4th May 2010 00:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Sometimes, less is less"
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

There are just as many on linux (at least in gnome). The only mainstream OS I know of that doesn't have them out of the box is OSX, and even then, the first thing many osx users do is install growl, which is a framework to provide those notification popups.

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RE[3]: Sometimes, less is less
by _xmv on Tue 4th May 2010 02:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Sometimes, less is less"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

i sure don't install growl and i hate notifications.
i'm ok with KDE ones tho. they're hidden. I click them when i want to see. Most of the time i know what crap it's going to tell anyway.

Like, i just started the computer in the morning:
it's going to say "you have XXX updates available"

or i just updated w7:
"you must restart your computer"

and reboot it:
"you have had xx programs installed since your restart do you wish to see the list?" (no shit?)

Another one..
"you have connected to the wireless network XXX" (yeh.. i just clicked on it you know?)

Oh this one is fun too:
"you have hidden xxx but it's still running, just here!"

can't actually remember of any popup that made sense.

it's actually pretty useless in my eyes. Reminds me of office's clipper dude pestering you all the damn time you know "cause it looks cool and people will like it"
except it's annoying and doesn't look cool at all after a while.

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siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Those are different. Those are passive notifications. Although they are still annoying, they aren't as bad as message boxes and dialogs that steal focus.

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