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 nrlz on Fri 18th May 2007 05:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
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Fitt's law doesn't seem appropriate for 2 reasons:

1) If an action is frequent enough that efficient access is needed, it would be placed in the toolbar of the application window.

2) Menubars require 2 clicks to activate an item. Any speed gains from opening the menu is lost in finding the menuitem, after the menu has opened.

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