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 Blikkie on Thu 17th May 2007 19:27 UTC in reply to "non sense"
Blikkie
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2005-08-16

2 words: bad idea. and like the first guy said, people are requesting it because osx has it. show me usability studies first...

I can come up right now with Fitt's law http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitts_law . While it may not be a usability study per se, I agree with the conclusion that a menubar on the top of the screen is easier to reach than a menubar in a window. The only thing I have to do to reach the menubar is kick the mouse to the top of the screen. That requires less coordination than reaching a menu item in the middle of the screen.

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