Tuesday, June 8, 2010

ubuntu 10.04 annoyances

well, I just upgraded to the latest version of Ubuntu (10.04), and every time I do, inevitably it seems that something breaks or at least doesn't quite work the way it used to. For instance, in 9.10, grub didn't recognize my /boot partition. I found a bug report for it, but I'm still not sure if it's fixed or not. And in Firefox, every time I'd do a search for text in a page, if it got to the end of the page or there were no search results, the page content would stretch beyond the browser window (I'm guessing it thought the browser was maximized somehow). I looked for a bug for that once, didn't find it, and dealt with it.

so... apparently I'm too lazy to look up and see if these are bugs, at least for the moment, but here are my current annoyances with Ubuntu 10.04:

  • clicking on the Rhythmbox icon in the system tray no longer opens and closes the window. I now have to click the icon, then click "Show Rhythmbox" to open the window, and use the "X" in the top bar of the window to close it. Yeah, it sounds silly, but it's more work now (at least to open it).

  • I can no longer drag a tab from Firefox from one desktop to another. I have to first drag the tab off of the window so it creates a separate window, then drag that entire window to another desktop. that's pretty annoying.

I did find one bug, with my sound, and I even reported it, so I guess I'm not completely lazy... (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/589915)