Jesus! I hate 11.04, WTF happened? This is awful. Somebody's head should be smacked!

Tom H tomh0665 at
Mon Mar 7 09:34:22 UTC 2011

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 9:35 PM, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
> On 03/06/2011 06:03 PM, NoOp wrote:
>> On 03/06/2011 11:15 AM, Tom H wrote:
>>> The current crop of alphas/betas is interesting. The OP didn't say
>>> what prompted his rant (regarding FF 4.0, I don't really understand
>>> since it isn't radically different from FF 3.6) but the new shell
>>> interfaces are breaking new ground:
>> I think perhaps because under Unity the standard FF toolbars etc are
>> overtaken by the Unity interface. If you run FF 4.x from the mozilla
>> standard files (using a home folder is fine) in Gnome2 there are no
>> issues. If you run the Ubuntu Unity FF 4.x you'll find that the standard
>> UI and toolbars are missing. So it's not actually FF 4.x that is the
>> issue, but Unity.
>> If I get time I'll try to post some screenshots.
> FF 4.0 Mozilla in Natty/Unity:
> (click to zoom)
> FF Ubunty in Natty/Unity:
> (again click to zoom)
> Notice that in order to see the 'File, Edit, etc' in the Unity version
> you need to move your mouse to the top taskbar; i.e., the menubar is
> auto hidden. I suspect that is a 'feature' from netbooks where Unity/UNR
> was intended to save space on a limited screen. I prefer an option
> whereby I can configure the autohide/minimize taskbar myself (Gnome2).

OK, thanks for the info and the pics. :)

I got caught by the Unity interface when I first used it because I
couldn't find the gnome-terminal menu for at least 5 minutes...

I guess that I got used to it once I realized what my mistake was and
didn't feel that anything was out of place when using Firefox later.

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