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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Hell yeah
by ubit on Thu 17th May 2007 21:17 UTC
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I've been using the ubuntuforums patch for a while now.

Things look *so* much better with a global menubar, windows less cluttered; in terms of usability, Fitt's law is put to use, and finally the two-panel split that GNOME has actually makes sense, and you can make use of a lot of that empty space at the top (or where-ever you so choose to put the Mac Menu applet).

In short, I would be thrilled to see it in GNOME as an option and have commented as such on the bugzilla bug previously (not spam, of course).

BTW don't kill me, but I would like to see the taskbar go away too...too 80s for me ;) I'm not talking about copying Apple here, as of course WindowMaker, NEXTSTeP, etc all had docks before OS X.

Some problems with this patch: same with KDE's-- you can't make it transparent or semi-transparent with the panel bar color, since it seems to just take the app's menu instead of *really* integrating it into the panel.

Edited 2007-05-17 21:29

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