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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Rimmer's Law - to paraprhase Red Dwarf
by Coxy on Thu 17th May 2007 19:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
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Rimmer's Law 271 states just as clearly, "No chance you metal bastard."

Fitt's Law is for you and your fellow robots, a few fractions of a few ms saved aiming the mouse at a menu option only annoy those who have to repeat tasks ad infinitum: like machines. To people just editing documents, creating websites, reading the news and who aren't spending 24/7 online the time save by Fitt's Law isn't worth worrying about.

Edited 2007-05-17 20:00

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Watch my parents trying to click a button or a menu item.

WATCH THEM. Have your stopwatch handy.

Then you will understand which dimensions in time Fitt's Law can be about.

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ubit Member since:

I use Fitt's law to reach scrollbars all the time, and get *very* frustrated if they don't touch the edge o the screen. I think frustration by not being able to hit a button easily should be factored into your thinking.

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