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This Sound Menu idea is way too cute not to want

I don’t know what is left to say about the Ubuntu 10.10 Sound Menu that hasn’t already been said so far – it’s a menu, it’s new, most of you love it!

This mockup by queckjap is both cute and fantastically representative for what the sound menu does with Rhythmbox.

Of course there are issues with this -Firstly the sound menu, even when playing music, still controls other applications. Turning the icon into a note could confuse people into thinking that it is solely for controlling the volume in of Rhythmbox and not system-wide. (e.g. muting the ‘note’ thinking they are muting Rhythmbox, cue panic when YouTube doesn’t play sound…).

Secondly, as more applications begin using the Sound Menu – of which many running in unison – who decides what icon gets priority?

All that said the idea is still great to look at and something I wouldn’t kick up a fuss about seeing implemented.