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 stestagg on Thu 17th May 2007 20:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
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I agree with your comments about Fitts law, but global menubars break basic UI design. The application menus belong to the application and not to the screen/desktop.

It's not my place to say which set of laws should win, but there is a conflict between them here.

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