5 problems with Ubuntu 12.04 part 1: Unity Dash usability issues
Apr 04, 2012, 03:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Barnes)
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"Firstly, Wendy also neglected to realise the name of the email
client as 'Thunderbird'. Had she searched for that (or even 'mail'
as it transpires) she would have scored a hit on her search of the
"Wendy is now ?doing it wrong? in full Olympic 2012 style.
Surely everybody knows what Mozilla Thunderbird is, but that?s
Wendy for you ? you really couldn?t make it up.
"The more glaring mistake, though, is that she neglected to spot
the small envelope on the top right of the screen, just next to the
battery and network indicators. It?s a drop-down menu that would
have got her moving in the right direction.
"Why didn?t Wendy see it at first glance? In this instance we
feel compelled to stand to her defence ? the better question should
probably be: 'why would she see it at first glance?'
"Ubuntu is one of the few operating system slash distro
derivatives that treats email and messaging in this fashion. No big
deal, but does that excuse the lack of a shortcut in the