Almost without exception, whenever I have my laptop running on battery power, I have the Power Statistics window open on one of the workspaces, showing me the battery charge history. It’s a great little chart that has magical powers to induce speedier working as I extrapolate that there’s only ten minutes of power left. But, with just a few small changes, I think it could be even better. Here’s how.
Recently I’ve been working on an idea I had about making volume adjustments to applications quicker in Ubuntu, particularly when they don’t have their own control (e.g. Firefox) or aren’t immediately accessible (i.e. minimised, behind another window, or on another workspace). I’m opening it up to public feedback here with an interactive mockup of the volume panel applet.