View Full Version : was there something like "windicators"?

October 25th, 2011, 05:59 AM
when the window control buttons moved to the left, this was explained by announcing a new concept, the "windicators", which should be placed there the window controls were before.
what happened to them? will they be implemented one day?
i haven't seen a windcator till today...

i really don't care whether the window controls are on the left or on the right, i'm just wondering whether canonical knows what they are doing... ;-)

Copper Bezel
October 25th, 2011, 07:11 AM
I'm guessing you've already looked at the Ayatana page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ayatana/Windicators), but the comments on unresolved issues at the bottom are fairly damning (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ayatana/Windicators#Unresolved_issues). I imagine that with the shift to Unity, they've become fairly irrelevant, since the global menu saves space without requiring any extra work for developers writing for Ubuntu specifically. They'd also conflict with the use of the right side of the panel for the system indicators, regardless of what the mockup claims about their use in the "Netbook Edition."

Also, they're ugly as all getout.