Messaging Menu gained new icons, separators and count bubbles (Ubuntu 12.10)
Posted by pacesettergraam
Weeks ago, the Messaging Menu adopted a refreshed look & feel, introducing specific names for contained applications and various minor visual changes.
The latest updates landed in Ubuntu 12.10 add refinements to the Messaging Menu, further continuing the work on enhancing the Unity panel’s envelope.
The envelope icon has been changed, featuring now a slightly smaller envelope with enhanced contrast, furthermore adopting Empathy‘s presence states (the default behavior), meaning, selecting
Available under its drop-down menu, adds a green circle (the icon that expresses the
Available state) to Unity panel’s Messaging Menu icon.
Separators have been (re)implemented, visually differentiating applications in their own areas.
Unread messages/email are now displayed with count bubbles, continuing Ubuntu 12.04’s manner of displaying unread items and removing the weeks-ago’s simplistic no-bubble “attitude”.