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[3]: Wow
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 4th May 2010 23:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
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And this is different how from clicking the volume control in the systray, and setting the volume for the web browser?

Especially considering that the GNOME systray is in the top-right corner, right where this windicator volume control would be.

Last I used Ubuntu, the per-app volume controls were a PITA to find and get to--I just gave up, used the volume knob on my speaker and moved on. The volume control on the panel with easy access is for the master volume, if I remember right--basically equivalent to the speaker knob. Bringing up the "mixer" (easily done by right-clicking the little speaker panel icon) is also not what I wanted, because the PCM/master/left/right/etc. controls were already set. I'm not using Ubuntu (or even Gnome) right now, but that's how I remember it.

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