GNOME Panel dropped in 11.10

Patrick Goetz pgoetz at
Thu May 5 15:21:51 UTC 2011

> From: Jeremy Bicha <jeremy at>
> Date: Wed, 04 May 2011 23:24:17 -0400
>Unity actually is
> customizable, perhaps not to the extent that power users like. I'm
> hoping that a simple user-friendly tool will be available in 11.04 to
> change the settings without needing to dig around CCSM or dconf-editor.

I think you mean 11.10?  After all the bad press, I finally tried Unity 
out yesterday, and was shocked to discover that I like it quite a bit 
and think it has tremendous potential -- nice work, guys.  I'll post a 
list of suggested updates for Unity 2.0 after a bit more 
experimentation.  (Also note by way of setting a frame of reference that 
I prefer using text-keyboard-based interfaces and hate smart phones and 
iPads; hence particularly appreciate the care given to keyboard 

Meanwhile, this excellent reference might be of use to people trying to 
get up to speed quickly using Unity.  Note especially the links on 
customizing Unity; in particular, disabling the global application menu, 
which is the single most unfortunate design decision for point-to-focus 
users (and frankly anyone that works with non-maximized windows):

  The Power User’s Guide to Unity

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