Here's a lengthy
posting from Mark Shuttleworth
describing the "heads-up display"
concept that Ubuntu is pushing toward. "It’s smart, because it can
do things like fuzzy matching, and it can learn what you usually do so it
can prioritise the things you use often. It covers the focused app (because
that’s where you probably want to act) as well as system functionality; you
can change IM state, or go offline in Skype, all through the HUD, without
changing focus, because those apps all talk to the indicator system. When
you’ve been using it for a little while it seems like it’s reading your
mind, in a good way.
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