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: What a stupid idea...
by atezun on Thu 17th May 2007 20:06 UTC in reply to "What a stupid idea..."
atezun
Member since:
2005-07-06

Think about it this way: two programs open, select some text, use the menu of program A to copy, and the menu of program B to paste.

And on a Mac: two programs open, select some text, use the menu of program A to copy, select program B, use menu of program B to paste.


Or you could just drag and drop the text, but that would likely be too simple.

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RE[2]: What a stupid idea...
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2007 20:07 in reply to "RE: What a stupid idea..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Or you could just drag and drop the text,

Or, use control+c and control+v.

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RE[3]: What a stupid idea...
by atezun on Thu 17th May 2007 20:17 in reply to "RE[2]: What a stupid idea..."
atezun Member since:
2005-07-06

Or, use control+c and control+v.

That's the exactly the thing though, people who get used to the global menubar find themselves using various shortcuts that don't rely on the menubar at all and if you happen to need to find some obscure option you go to the menu. For the majority of the time though the gloabal menubar stays out of your way, which in my mind makes it superior.

However, rather than a global menu bar I would prefer an interface that allows the left click to select an object and then the right click to give you the available ways to manipulate it used throughout the operating system.

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RE[2]: What a stupid idea...
by renhoek on Thu 17th May 2007 21:21 in reply to "RE: What a stupid idea..."
renhoek Member since:
2007-04-29

actually, drag and dropping text does not work in safari.

but you should use the short keys anyway. most of the time i have my applications maximised. so having the menu bar always at thesame location is a good idea.

but the real question is should it be an application or a window menubar.

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RE[3]: What a stupid idea...
by WiLLiE on Thu 17th May 2007 22:42 in reply to "RE[2]: What a stupid idea..."
WiLLiE Member since:
2005-07-06

"actually, drag and dropping text does not work in safari"

Eh, what? Works fine here.

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RE[3]: What a stupid idea...
by macUser on Fri 18th May 2007 03:48 in reply to "RE[2]: What a stupid idea..."
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

actually, drag and dropping text does not work in safari.

Huh? Care to elaborate?

Dragging and dropping text does work in safari... Even in comment windows, etc...

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