Jan Claeys lists at
Fri Mar 6 02:30:41 UTC 2009

Op donderdag 05-03-2009 om 17:13 uur [tijdzone +0000], schreef Matthew
Paul Thomas:
> Mark Shuttleworth designed that menu, and his POV is that it is more
> elegant without icons.

Elegance is not the same as usability...

Many people use icons as "orientation landmarks" and never read the menu
text (except for the first couple of times they use a menu).

Also, what's the point of putting the presence status there, as it's
already visible anyway?

I can see a point in splitting presence status & IM message "warnings",
but that requires cooperation with a lot of other programs, and
currently it's just wasting my panel space with duplicate info.

Jan Claeys

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