Lucid changed background color

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at
Wed Mar 10 15:50:04 UTC 2010

On 03/09/2010 07:40 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 03/04/2010 03:27 PM, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> 	I got some updates this afternoon on my Lucid alfa and the
>> background which had been a nice light brown was changed by
>> one of the updates to a dark purple on the left side and a
>> light purple on the right side.
>> 	Is this a problem or a feature?
> Neither... it's a poor attempt to make the desktop look like a Mac.
> It gets worse... the background isn't the issue (don't care what color
> it is), now they've decided to try an emulate a Mac (albeit poorly) and
> put the window open/close/maximize/unmaximize on the left side of the
> application window. See:
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> Notice that the Window Menu button is also now missing (yes I know you
> can right-click on the top decoration border for the options, but just
> how much space was the button taking up?).
> Keeping this in the spirit of this list... does anyone know how to put
> the damn buttons back on the right side? This is crazy... every few
> months we get such changes. Ubuntu commercial inclusions (UbuntuOne),
> removal of tried&  trusted apps (Gimp), etc., etc. And this is to be an
> LTS.
> Personally I'm starting to tire of all these "new&  improved features",
> and reserving more disk space for testing other distro's. Can't fix bugs
> for basic sound&  other essential requirements, but we can sure screw
> with cute themes&  in the process change the workflow of users...
     You and me as well. I am old and I LIKE a sink with hot and cold 
water available from 2 adjustable sources with a nice handle so it works 
easy. What does Wal Mart do? They have just one spout that lets water 
run, when you put your hands under it. At this point there is just one 
of the fancy sinks that give water. The other 4 are broke.

     I have never figured out how they do that....

73 Karl

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