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16 things that could be improved in Ubuntu 10.04

Mar 11, 2010, 15:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benjamin Humphrey)

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"In this post I'm going to list 16 things that I think could be improved in Lucid. I'm going to try my best to address the issues in detail and offer solutions. Of course, all of this is also a matter of opinion too. The object of this post is to make you think about ways we could improve each one.I'll try to link to bugs where there are bugs, but a lot of these are quite new design decisions only present in 10.04 and hence don't have bugs filed.

"All of these screenshots were taken about two hours after I installed Lucid Lynx alpha 3, daily build from Saturday March 6th 2010. Read: after the UI freeze.

"Window Controls

"There are two things wrong with the new window controls in the Lynx.

"Firstly, the controls are on the left. This is bad because:

* Ubuntu users are used to them being on the right
* Windows converts to Ubuntu will have yet another reason why they don't want to switch
* There is no particular reason for moving them to the left, it's change for the sake of change
* It makes windows unbalanced (window controls, window options, window title, sidebars and breadcrumbs etc are now all on the left)"

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