Why and why.

George Farris farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Fri Apr 30 21:15:29 BST 2010


On Fri, 2010-04-30 at 20:58 +0200, Remco wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 20:45, Chandru <chandru.in at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It is proposed that from 11.04 the notification area (which allows actions
> > like opening the window with single click and pausing with middle click)
> > will be replaced entirely with indicator applet .  So just get used to
> > clicking more if you continue to use Ubuntu.
> 
> Wait just a bit. The problem is that the notification area is a poor
> replacement of the window list. Instead of big strips with an icon and
> a title, it's just a tiny icon. And that icon even has arbitrary
> behavior. The idea is to get rid of the notification area *and* to
> reintroduce the removed features in the window list, application
> indicator, or any other place where it is actually appropriate.

Well then IMHO it should probably have been left at the old behavior
until it was ready.  Why totally mess people up with something they have
been doing for "years"?  It seems an odd and very broken decision
process.  Just sayin!

Cheers





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