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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by sbergman27 on Thu 17th May 2007 19:42 UTC in reply to "RE"
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Ignoring the technical, UI, human issues entirely, the flak they'd get from the community would not be worth it alone.

Indeed. To the the people invoking Fitt's law from high in their ivory towers, I'll mention that "New Coke" won the taste tests back in the mid 80's, but the people demanded what they were used to, and the old Coke formula had to be reinstated.

Most of my users end up asking me how to make Nautilus "not open up a window for each folder" despite all the academic arguments in favor of spatial mode's superiority.

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