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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Mouse vs. Keyboard
by h3rman on Thu 17th May 2007 20:51 UTC
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There's something else that's important.
In Mac OS X, there's no underlined letter in the names of menus in the menu bar. Gnome does have that, and I prefer to use the keyboard (alt + [letter]) to bring up a menu.

If you don't have to use the mouse to actually go to the menubar and look around in it, the universal menu bar (position) is unimportant. Especially on laptops, I prefer not to have to use the mousepad thing at all.

Long live alt, tab, shift, and the rest. ;)

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