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A better Ubuntu Unity Launcher - Part I by rylexr A better Ubuntu Unity Launcher - Part I by rylexr
A mockup with "recommendations" for Ubuntu Unity. Ubuntu is great. Can we make it better?
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vjott Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Wonderful ideas! I hope this gets the attention of a Canonical dev.
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ThePhotographyGeek Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
While I'm not too fond of the icon theme used in this mockup. I like the ideas that you present here.
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DreadKnight666 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This mock-up is so awesome!
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Vargrath Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I absolutely agree it would look much better. Never really understood why the launcher icons look so ugly.
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rdwestburymad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
when can I have this? I think this looks great!
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MerliniXu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
How to install ?
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europefan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
wtf serbia in ubuntu logo lol
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madjunir Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
talk about timing.

something like the groups feature appeared called "drawers":

[link]
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senoculus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Great mockup! It might be a good idea to try to get some of your ideas merged with the Unity Spread designs which are proposed for Ubuntu 12.10. Check out the Canonical Design Blog: [link]
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Deadito Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Love this mockup, the idea of the "icons group" and the visual effect for the focused applications are amazing!
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snowex Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty nice :)
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chin242 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
i like it
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0fen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
You must send it to Canonical. It's much better than the standard Unity. Excellent mockup.
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3duard Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
[link] , is that what you mean, Sir :X?
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0fen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
yes, thank you
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A-J-2 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I don't get it why doesn't someone fork unity and apply this cool stuff to it?
AFAIK Unity is open source.The only problem in here is the lack of developer support for unity forks.
That is kinda weird because gnome-shell got forked into cinnamon.
Judging from that it seems that people are more eager to fork gnome-shell than unity,even though they are both open source.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Complexity is the problem, gnome-shell is based on a whole bunch of standard tech with libraries. OTOH Unity is programmed directly into the GL shaders and the code ain't too clear or modular.

I've looked at the code, I'm still recovering. ;-)
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ThreatDown Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Yep, I prefer unity to gnome-shell usability wise, but I think gnome-shell has the better under the hood implementation. Uses lots of javascript in css so its quite extensible and easy to change.

Unity is kind of convoluted in its implementation, its built as a compiz plugin (and compiz is already a complex beast in iteslf..), and in addition to that the unity interface is implemented with the NUX toolkit which is embedded on top of compiz and does lots of direct opengl stuff.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I always wondered why they junked clutter, clutter seems to work great for me. Can't even find any info on NUX, how it works, why it was developed etc.

Are you a programmer at all?
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ThreatDown Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
also here's a good post explaining what NUX is used for:
[link]
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the link, great bit of info.
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ThreatDown Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I'm not really a programmer (I only know a bit of java and c++ atm), but I have followed the development of unity and gnome-shell since they first appeared.

Early on mutter had serious performance issues, and afiak thats why they decided to switch to compiz (compiz was also a more mature project at the time). B

ut now it seems like its the other way around, mutter/gnome-shell runs smooth as hell for me and compiz is quite noticeably slower (and less stable, I've never had mutter crash on me, but I've had quite a few stability issues with compiz since the 0.9.x series. 0.8.x was pretty stable for me)
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3duard Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Do you know where is a blueprint/bug report about a switch to mutter, or do you think its very unlikely to do that?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah mutter, yes, the widget library. I've been working with clutter directly since mutter at the time seemed to get in the way, see here: [link] but maybe I could go back to mutter and see what they've done since.
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rubdoo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
very nice!
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JamieWhitesNotebook Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is all it'd take to make the Unity Launcher better. Not only would this function better but it looks ten times more professional and stylish.
Now you just need to have a go at the Panel and the Dash ;P
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ShadME Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
would love to see this implemented !
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d0od Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Some great ideas in here. Really like the 'scrollable' focus
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