Can someone please explain the benefit of this indicator obsession that seems to have gripped the UM developers?
Can anyone explain why the distro keeps moving away from one of the best things about linux - the ability for the user to determine the look, feel and configuration. For example there is talk about where the clock goes and if it should be shoehorned into the indicator applet. Whether or not any of that takes place, it all flies in the face of the things i most like about UM. I decide where the clock goes.
These indicators - there are 4 (count 'em!) in Startup Programs, and what offends me deeply is, since I'm not planning to use indicators I removed the entries. After reboot they were back. This screams Microsoft BS, not Linux. Whose idea was auto-resurrecting options the user has elected to remove?
This, along with some of my experience so far with Beta 2 does not bode well for UM. Experience like invisible panel apps, which fail to appear every time you add one, then you eventually reboot and discover you have 17 instances of the same panel app loaded! I may be wrong, but I suspect most or all of my panel problems are brought on by this indicator business. In 17.10 panel wants to make invisible my CPU Freq applet. In 18.04 it's the Notification Area that hides.
Since 2006 I cannot recall these sort of issues with previous releases of Ubuntu. I was so please a couple years back when I heard Mate was to become a standard Ubuntu flavor.
Basically I'm just venting. And no response is needed, unless you CAN explain some of these things!