Heck, even Windows XP has more customization options right out-of-the-box than Ubuntu 11.10! That is just sad. THE POWER NEEDS TO BE TO THE USERS.
Last edited by linuxuser12345; October 29th, 2011 at 11:05 PM. Reason: Added a few extra sentences.
Being a function-before-fashion kind of guy myself, I need Unity to work well (for me) more than I need it to sit there and look pretty. I really need unity to stay out of my way and not be such an obstacle to efficient workflow.
Specifically, I'd be a happy camper if only these two things (serious IMO) issues would be addressed:
Minimize Application's Windows upon clicking its Launcher Icon.
Currently clicking it does nothing.
Global menu is not ergonomical on large screens.
Unity's just great with one window open. Playing hide and seek with multiple windows' menus is not my idea of a fun time. Nor a productive one either.
Last edited by tekstr1der; October 30th, 2011 at 12:11 AM.
I definitely think that Canonical and the community need to find a solution for people that use their computers for business and productivity to have quick menu access for windows that aren't currently active. I am proposing that all windows have full global menu support (like now, but with LibreOffice global menu as well), and all windows that aren't full screen have the same thing PLUS a quick menu button in a corner of the window, similar to how Firefox's menu works in Windows 7.
But, I do think the users of Ubuntu (that includes you and I) deserve to have easy, feature-rich customization options built-in by default.
Last edited by linuxuser12345; October 30th, 2011 at 12:21 AM.
As long as I have these, I will be happy:
- Global menu hiding as an option. Some like it on, some like it off. I like it off.
- Launcher position to left and bottom as an option (right and top do not make sense)
- Launcher Expand as an option (aka make it like Docky or OS X)
These three things mean a lot to me.
It looks like everything is Unity related lately..
This is becoming boring for me, I'd just use the apps and forget about the rest.. the whole OS/DE/.. should be an intangible layer.
Everyone, if you have any ideas, please also send them in to brainstorm.ubuntu.com to possibly be included in future releases.