Why was the Ubuntu button moved?

Asked by Daniel Yaren on 2012-01-13

If I remember correctly, Ubuntu 11.04 Ubuntu logo was in the top panel, from there you could access the dash and the launcher if you had a full screen application running. Having the Ubuntu logo on the top meant that I could move my mouse to the top right of the screen (much like Gnome Shell) without accidently causing the launcher to show. Now that the Ubuntu icon has been moved to the launcher (not sure why) one small movement to the right causes the launcher to activate, this is incredibly annoying when running a program such as Chromium which has the back button so close to the launcher.

Please could you move the Ubuntu logo back to the top panel, or at least give a reason why it was moved there in the first place?

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2012-01-14
Omer Akram (om26er) said : #1

>> Please could you move the Ubuntu logo back to the top panel

no, i dont see any reason we'll move the BFB back to the pane.

>> or at least give a reason why it was moved there in the first place?

one reason for that is window buttons appeared in a very awkward position for maximized windows. but I am sure there are a few other reasons for that as well.

Unity designers are aware of the "<-" button launcher reveal issue and have a proposed solution for that http://design.canonical.com/2012/01/launcher-reveal-prototype/ which we might see implemented in Unity.

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