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

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Update Ubuntu's Unity design [on hold]

I'm doing a project which is updating the design of Ubuntu 14.04 to current design concepts (flat and minimalist design). First I would like to give me your opinion if I'm on the right track, or ...
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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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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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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 contribute to Ubuntu Desktop Environment UI, Unity as a Designer? [duplicate]

How to contribute to Ubuntu Desktop Environment UI, Unity as a Designer? Can my ideas be considered?
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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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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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How should I design an Ubuntu app icon for Unity 8?

Are there any guidelines available for designing an Ubuntu app icon which will fit in visually with the rest of the system? By this, I mean it should be consistent with the new app icons being used in ...
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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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Is there a way to change the application icon theme?

It is relatively simple to change the overhead statusbar icon theme; I know how to do this. How can I change the icon theme used in many of the Ubuntu applications' controls to something less ...
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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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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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Official Ubuntu Mouse Cursor theme?

I would be more than happy to know if there's any work-in-progress ongoing to create a fresh official cursor theme for Ubuntu. A lot of work is dedicated to design in terms of a new icon-set proposed ...
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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 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 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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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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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 ...
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What languages used to for Linux OS?

What programming languages used to make/create Linux Operating Systems OS
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What is an alternative to PowerDesigner or IBM Rational Rose?

I need a powerful development manager like Sybase Power Designer or IBM Rational Rose that support use-case, sequence diagram, data flow diagram and ... Can somebody suggest a good alternative?
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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 ...
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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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What software was used to make the Software Center mockups?

I was reading this Ubuntu Software Center design document and wondering, what software was used to design all those ui concept?
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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between indicators and a system tray?

What is so new about indicators? What did we have before? Are there technical or usability differences?
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Why do indicator applets exist?

Why Ubuntu uses the Indicator Applet? It loses a lot of usability, why made it when Gnome already have one? Example Without indicator applet: Application is in the icon tray Left click opens the ...
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Why won't Unity include these simple features?

Every respected dock out there (docky, awn, cairo dock) has these 2 important features that I really consider a must: The ability to re-size them (someone may like smaller or bigger icons than the ...
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What program is good for designing a poster?

Im trying to make people on my school use Ubuntu, so the school gave me 4 computers, now i've set them up and the computers work great... however, nobody seem to be able to use them, because of their ...
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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 ...
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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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Is the current warty-final-ubuntu wallpaper going to be like that until the final release?

Is the current natty's warty-final-ubuntu wallpaper going to be like that until the final release?
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Is Ubuntu doing GUI research?

Is there any serious graphical user interface research for Ubuntu? I mean, are there any improvements planned by Ubuntu in order to improve it's default user interface? Just for example I don't ...
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How do I install the Ubuntu emoticons in Empathy?

In October 2010, Otto Greenslade of the Canonical Design Team has published the so called Ubuntu emoticons in a post on the Design Blog. In a post on OMG! Ubuntu! it was explained how you could set ...
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Native, FOSS GUI prototyping tools?

As part of my job as a web developer, I spend an amount of time doing UI prototypes to show the client. It's a pain in the behind but sometimes it has to be done. I've seen Shuttleworth (and the ...
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What is the building photographed in this stock wallpaper?

I'm sure I've seen a picture of the full building somewhere. The image is a blue-tinted display of the building's facade - facing into a blue sky. It's a part of the stock wallpapers in Ubuntu 10.10 ...
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What is the Ayatana Project?

What does it do?