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[6]: Pure Awesome
by phoenix on Fri 7th May 2010 04:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Pure Awesome"
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Also, if the system makes per-app volume controls easy to find, it might also have the effect of sparing application developers the task of worrying about volume controls themselves.


Ah, but only if it's not done on the client-side of things. If it's done in the client, then it's still up to the individual app devs to add this feature.

If it's done at a system level, and exposed via something like a d-bus interface, then it relieves the app dev from writing their own volume control knobs and widgets and what not.

IOW, this client-side "windicator" is the wrong way to go about it.

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