Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2007 18:54 UTC
Gnome In the GNOME bugzilla, there is an ongoing discussion about whether or not to include a patch into the default GNOME installation which would enable GNOME to (optionally) have a global application menubar, similar to that of the Mac OS and KDE (in the latter it is optional and off by default). Installation instructions and .deb packages, as well as a 60-page (and counting) discussion of the patch, are available on the UbuntuForums. Read on for a poll on this issue.
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RE: non sense
by rayiner on Thu 17th May 2007 19:25 UTC in reply to "non sense"
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The usability studies for this particular concept were done decades ago. The Wikipedia article I referenced shows that Fitt's Law has been shown to have a correlation of 95% in hundreds of studies conducted since the mid 1950s when the law was introduced. The menubar application is one of the fairly rare instances in psychology when the result falls very neatly out of a very simple and well-supported equation.

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