Not so Lucid
I've always secretly wished a left-alignment over the years, especially when the gui window or browser overshot the screen visibility limits with no way to close the application. The left hand side of the frame is fixed. Its left me wondering why the UI was not developed with left-uppermost in mind --its the way we read and its just seems natural to let the left take over. Pun (un)intended. I might even be tempted to buy a left-handed mouse if the scroll buttons moved over to the left YMMV.
However, my personal break point from lucid was for divergent reasons. Its twofold- One, ssh. Although the server I tunnel into had issues with the ISP, the strange weirdness occurs after I tunnel in. Any key I type (even space bar or page down) after ssh'ing into the server throws gibberish :
debug3: Wrote 48 bytes for a total of 61063
debug3: Wrote 48 bytes for a total of 61111
debug3: Wrote 48 bytes for a total of 61159
debug3: Wrote 48 bytes for a total of 61207
debug3: Wrote 48 bytes for a total of 61255
debug3: Wrote 48 bytes for a total of 61303
These debug errors are not much fun when I cant see anything that I type on screen and since the screen scrolls, I am forced to copy paste from a text editor. Ssh just sucks atm. Other server users dont have the same issue so I am wondering if this is lucid not handling ssh properly. I am not sure and dont have the time to experiment as I need stability ATM, which is tied to the second reason for not using lucid-- development takes place on 8.04 LTS, and I can safely revert to 9.10 for personal use and not miss much.
UPDATE: No solutions came forth on IRC, except for a 'hald' suggestion which I need to read. Meanwhile, to cross check I tried logging in via another partition that runs 8.04LTS with the same -v (that is the verbose debug option) option that I used on 9.10 and on 10.04. It works like a charm everywhere except on the ubuntu 10.04 partition. On the face of it, it seems like a lucid bug but since I dont have much to go on, i cant file a bug. Arghh..