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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"Fancy" new system tray my foot
by Bnonn on Tue 4th May 2010 00:49 UTC
Bnonn
Member since:
2005-09-02

The fancy new system tray in Ubuntu 10.04 only works with the default theme - if you switch to a different, supported icon theme (like GNOME Colors), the icons in the system tray misalign.

It's worse than that. If you set your panel to be located on the left or right of your screen, instead of the top of bottom, the new notification area doesn't adjust to display the icons vertically instead of horizontally! They're still "displayed" in a nice horizontal row...right off the edge of the panel. So unless your panel is ludicrously wide (defeating the purpose of having it vertical to begin with), you can only see one icon at any given time, with no way to see any of the others.

Genius.

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

GNOME's panels never were designed to be vertical even though it's been technically supported, this just makes it worse. Meanwhile, Kicker becomes vertical nicely... and people wonder why KDE is liked when it's so 'messy'.

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