Let us begin this jolly quick count-down of some recent developments to the Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha with our (now obligatory) mantra:
Alpha. Alpha. Alpha.
Repeat that to yourself 9 times before scrolling on down or, in the words of a YouTube chain-mail comments circa 2004, something bad will happen. Capiche?
Unlike my dying-to-be-valentines-day-related headlines, the updates featured below are, themselves, rather self-explanatory,
Make a date with Indicator Datetime
The indicator-applet calendar/clock widget has added an ‘Add Appointment’ entry. This currently launches Evolution’s calendar view for you to, well, add an appointment.
Window says to Launcher: “Don’t call me, I’ll call you.”
Recent Launcher options added to Unity’s Compiz plugin concern ‘hiding’.
As well as the ‘always hide’ option comes ‘Dodge Windows’ - an option which, no shocks, dodges windows regardless whether the ‘active’ window is touching the launcher or not.
‘Dodge Active Window’ results in the launcher hiding only if the active window is touching/overlapping it.
There is a light that never goes out (but only if you want)
3 options are available for controlling the Launcher ‘backlight’.
- ‘Backlight off’ (i.e. never used, even for active apps)
- ‘Backlight toggle’ (i.e. only used for active apps)
- ‘Backlight always on’ (i.e. no differentiation between active and non-active apps)
To stack them up in order as above: -
Baby, you’re dumped
We mentioned this in passing a few days back but it’s worth mentioning again: Trash now has a quick-list entry for swift expunging of cruft.
Remember, as always, these features/developments are in flux/testing/subject to change. So no pants in a paddy in the comments, folks.