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[2]: Why?
by djst on Thu 17th May 2007 19:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
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"Moving the menubar to the top of the screen has the effect of increasing [variable], but also has the effect of drastically increasing [other variable]"

What you're trying to say in a very mathematical way is that moving the menu bar to the top makes it easier to access it. But who says the menubar -- an extremely old UI paradigm -- deserves this level of attention? Why not move the toolbar up there instead, which contains the most useful commands for any given application, rather than every possible command?

I'd say if an application needs this focus on the menu bar, it's badly designed.

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