Ubuntu changes GNOME Taskbar

This week’s updates to the upcoming Breezy Badger release contain an “uh-oh”. The Ubuntu team has changed some of the default GNOME artwork, specifically replacing the GNOME foot with an Ubuntu logo.

Old Ubuntu taskbar:

Old Ubuntu Desktop Taskbar

New Ubuntu taskbar:

Old Ubuntu Desktop Taskbar

I can’t say I’m very happy about it. Sure, it’s extremely minor. But one of the things I love about Ubuntu is how close they’ve stayed to GNOME. Re-branding bits of it I can see, but I struggle with this one. The taskbar, to me, feels like it should be off limits.

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