Questions regarding the decisions and rationale behind the design of Ubuntu or its software.

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Why is there an “A” in the software centre icon?

The stock Software Centre icon certainly contains an "A", but why exactly? "Ubuntu" does not contain an A, and I can not imagine it is for "cAnonicAl" or "softwAre". It makes sense for companies ...
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Why did scrollbars changed in Firefox? [duplicate]

Since the dawn of windowed software, to click on the scrollbar space (i.e. not the arrows, nor the small block) meant to scroll the size of one page (just like pressing Page Up/Page Down). Now, in a ...
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Any BIM (Building Information Manager) in linux?

I'm looking for B(uilding) I(nformation) M(anager) software in linux. Something like Revit, Archicad, Allplan, Tekla, Bentley RAM. All that won't work in wine (under linux). It really doesn't matter ...
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What is a good alternative to Axure RP in linux?

I have been using Pencil on Windows for several months, but I had to change to Axure RP because in Pencil there are no master templates. While Pencil is okay for small projects, changing the header ...
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Set Nautilus (Files) to have list view as default in specific directories (folders) [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 15.04 64bit with Nautilus 3.14.2 I currently have the icon view set as default, and find it preferable to list view for the most part. However, in folders such as Downloads, I prefer to ...
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How to add year and change date format in top GNOME panel? [duplicate]

Currently the top panel has the time like this in this format: But is there any way I can add the current year to that? And also a way of rearranging/changing the date format (though this is just ...
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What does the new logo of Ubuntu GNOME mean?

The new release of Ubuntu GNOME brings a new logo. What does this logo mean? And what is the mainly reason for changing it?
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Why did the Ubuntu GNOME logo change in 15.10?

Why did the Ubuntu GNOME logo change in 15.10? 15.04: 15.10: (Logos extracted from the plymouth-theme-ubuntu-gnome-logo packages of the respective versions.)
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Drag and drop web builder? [duplicate]

I'm not that experienced with HTML coding, is there any free drag and drop builder I can use and get the files from it that way I can host a website on a ubuntu machine?
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Material Design Icons

Hi I am looking for a software very similar to this. Is there any program for Ubuntu that does the same as this generator?
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How to put a box around something in GIMP?

This is a very simply question, but one that I have been struggling to find an answer to: How can I put a box outline around something in GIMP? So that you can easily circle (but with a rectangle or ...
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Xubuntu indicator plugin background

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and my indicator plugin has white background in most themes. It looks like this (Numix). But in Adwaita and High Constrast themes it works properly. Screenshot here. ...
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What tool do you suggest me for making a painting catalog? [duplicate]

I have taken some photos of my paintings so I would like to make a catalog of them. Edited. It is for both, digital and printing distribution. I'd want to promote my art by making a catalog of them....
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Centre, left and right align text in GIMP

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and GIMP 2.8. And I was wondering if there is any way of left aligning, right aligning, or centring text in GIMP? As this would be something very useful and is included in ...
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Game designing app 3d

I'm new to Ubuntu and I’m looking for a free software studio so i can make an indie game for PS4/3. I am just throwing around ideas on paper but i want to see if they can work.
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Creating interactive prototypes in Ubuntu

I will be working on Ubuntu as a UX designer and was wondering if any other UXer in the same situation can recommend software to produce fairly advanced interactive prototypes. I'm thinking something ...
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Did Unity lose transparency in 14.10?

I just upgraded to 14.10, and I noticed straight away that some parts of Unity which used to be transparent and show my blurred wallpaper, are now opaque - most notably the Dash: But also the ...
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Some programs (Eclipse) show their tooltips with an unfitting black background [duplicate]

Here is a tooltip from Eclipse, that pops open when you press CTRL+O: Is this intentional? White text on black background does not exactly fit in, and it would be much more readable if it used some ...
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How can I install ansys, nastran or any designing software?

I install all design software in windows. But I don't know how to install any designing software in ubuntu. Will all these software will work in ubuntu?
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logic words alternative [closed]

I am using logic words to design circuits like ALU, on windows in class and my pc itś running only ubuntu, my question is how I can open this extension (.cct) on linux, please not tell me about ...
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What should I learn to contribute Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to know what can I learn to help Ubuntu? In development: Which languages? Which IDE? etc.a In design: Which software? etc. If you know other categories please answer. I know how to ...
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How to create a new folder on List view on nautilus?

This is a really small problem, although it seems to be like a pretty big design issue. When the folder is full of files, for example, there's no empty space left to right click on, so how do I ...
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How to change the command line title as in this image? [duplicate]

This might be a n00b question, but recently I started to use Vagrant with Ubuntu 12.04 and I discovered, every line in the command line looks like this: I have a Raspberry Pi, but Debian on it has ...
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Why does Ubuntu's default ~/.profile source ~/.bashrc?

These are the contents of the stock ~/.profile that came with my 13.10 (commented lines removed): if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . "$HOME/.bashrc" fi fi ...
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Where do I report a UI issue that I do not like? [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu, I am picky about UI design choices and have spotted something I do not like, but this time instead of just hating it I wish I could tell the ubuntu team so maybe just ...
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How to have a different virtual desktop per physical display?

Context: I've recently switched back to using an external monitor with my laptop. I'm using a 2x2 virtual desktop with the expo plugin. (Actually a 3x3, doesn't matter) I'm currently not satisfied ...
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How Can I Create and Configure Icon Themes in Gnome?

I know the basics for designing icons but I have no idea how to configure and compile them into a file so that I can create a gnome icon theme out of them. Can anyone help? It would be much ...
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Visual Basic alternative for Ubuntu?

I used Visual Basic on Windows just to make the design of programs, no codding. But I can't find any alternative despite Gambas and Mono :/
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Is the Ubuntu.com website open source?

If I wanted to make a local Ubuntu website is there anything that I can use? or a design like this website has, could also be a wordpress design like this website has http://ubuntudanmark.dk/
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Why were multi touch trackpad gestures removed from 13.04?

I have an ASUS Zenbook UX31a and multi touch gestures worked great on 12.10, but after I upgraded to 13.04 every gesture stopped working, except for 2, 3 and 4 finger taps (the 3 finger tapped changed ...
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What computer languages do Linux-based OSes use?

What programming languages are used to make/create Linux-based Operating Systems?
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Design standard for “About” and “Options” [closed]

I have seen that in many Ubuntu Touch projects that the way to do "options" (or "settings") and "about" is done with a Tab. Is that good for the design guideline of Ubuntu Touch? Is there a standard? ...
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What are the design guidelines for appindicator icons?

I am creating a Unity AppIndicator using Python + PyGObject, but I wish for it's icon to be in standard Ubuntu style. Where can I find appropriate guidelines for using colours (or is it just white/...
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What documents are available for Juju Design and Architecture?

Where do I find Juju Design and Architecture documents?
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How to embedded terminal in desktop background?

How to embedded terminal in desktop background like heare: ?
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Why is the middle button mapped to pasting?

I'm in love with Ubuntu, but I really HATE this feature. I am a programmer and it happened a number of times that I introduced a bug because I inadvertently pasted some code which didn't belong there. ...
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When will the Unity Greeter begin to look like the propositions from the Design Team? [closed]

The Canonical Design Team gave a rather beautiful login screen mockup for the unity greeter. These designs, in my opinion far exceed the current UI that we have for Quantal (which I think is worse, ...
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Is there anything free on ubuntu that is similar to Dreamweaver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Basic Web Development IDE/Editor like Dreamweaver? I would like to build a website.......I need something that has more or less pre-built designs (buttons, menu structures.....
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Are there Human Interface Design Guidelines for Unity Development?

I was surfing developer.ubuntu.com, searching for Unity-Human-Interface-Design-Guidelines or a Unity-HIG, but I didn't find anything. I've seen design.ubuntu.com, but that's not what I'm talking about....
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Are there any standard UI / UX / design principles or guidelines for building Ubuntu apps?

Are there any standard UI / UX / design principles or guidelines for building Ubuntu apps? I'm creating my first app and am afraid it will be too "webappish".
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Where do I suggest something related to the default GTK theme(s)?

I just wanted to know where to suggest a change related to the default themes.
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Who created the default Ubuntu wallpaper?

Who created the default Ubuntu wallpaper? I mean the wallpaper displayed at this link. It is beautiful and I am curious: was it Mark Shuttleworth himself?
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What happened to the new icon theme for 12.04?

In the last Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS), the developers from the desktop team and Mark Shuttleworth announced that a new icon theme is coming for Ubuntu 12.04, but... the Beta 1 is out and still no ...
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Gnome Terminal Icon Licence, .xcf [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using humanity system icons for created application I would like to use gnome terminal icon (/usr/share/icons/Humanity/apps/128/utilities-terminal.svg) as a starting point ...
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Quick drawing tool

I'm in need of some vector drawings... Was rushed to install inkscape, as is the tool I use more often, but it is too bloated and heavy for the task at hand... I was thinking in something like ...
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What is the Ubuntu colour?

I'm sure you know the one I'm talking about, that deep magenta. I would like to know it's RGB value.
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Why is Ubuntu sticking with Plymouth despite the fact that it doesn't work with proprietary drivers?

I know the background, just want to know why such decision by Canonical.
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Why is the Forum Design lagging behind?

Way back when Ubuntu 10.04 was released Canonical changed the branding of Ubuntu to the orange/purple combination which I kind of like so why more than one year later the Ubuntu Forums still look like ...
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Open-source alternative to Adobe InDesign

There is some open-source software, similar to Adobe InDesign? It would be awesome if it do exist... I know all the others like Inkscape, Gimp, etc... but for InDesign i have none. Could you give me ...
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Is there a color scheme generator for the Desktop that can simulate color blindness?

Are there any color scheme generators that can simulate color blindness and export these results to a color palette file or generate a css stylesheet ? I've used Gpick and was recently introduced to ...