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: non sense
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2007 19:33 UTC in reply to "non sense"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

and anyway, it "cant" work on X because it would require all toolkits to support it. it would be a major usability problem to have have applications supporting it and applications not supporting it at the same time.

KDE manages fairly fine with it. GNOME+this patch as well, especially taking into account this patch is done and maintained by one single guy.

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RE[2]: non sense
by Mark Williamson on Thu 17th May 2007 20:52 in reply to "RE: non sense"
Mark Williamson Member since:
2005-07-06

KDE manages fairly fine with it. GNOME+this patch as well, especially taking into account this patch is done and maintained by one single guy.


True, but even in KDE it only works for other KDE (do plain QT apps work?) apps. Having GNOME and KDE interoperate in single menu bar mode would be good, but the other random toolkits will still not support it, making the UI more inconsistent across toolkits than it already is. :-(

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RE[2]: non sense
by hornett on Thu 17th May 2007 21:00 in reply to "RE: non sense"
hornett Member since:
2005-09-19

Yes, it works very nicely indeed with both KDE and Gnome applications.

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/6160/gnomeob8.png

http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/1056/kdeoi6.png

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RE[3]: non sense
by RawMustard on Fri 18th May 2007 05:19 in reply to "RE[2]: non sense"
RawMustard Member since:
2005-10-10

Yeah great if you only have a single screen i suppose. But this would be a nightmare for multi screen users!

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RE[2]: non sense
by Wemgadge on Sat 19th May 2007 14:42 in reply to "RE: non sense"
Wemgadge Member since:
2005-07-02

I love the KDE Global App Menubar and use it. If I were able to use my GTK apps with the menu at the top of the screen, I would certainly use more Gnome/Gtk apps. In fact, for awhile now, the ONLY reason I haven't been using Gnome is because of the lack of a Global Application Menubar. I always felt that it was odd that they didn't have one, since the Gnome team seems to pride itself on being the more "Mac-like" of the linux DE's.

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