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[3]: Why?
by rayiner on Thu 17th May 2007 20:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
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The menubar might be old, but then again, so is thermodynamics and classical physics. All are still around, well, because they're as useful today as they were decades or centuries ago.

Part of the reason for putting the menubar there instead of the toolbar is because the toolbar is already pretty large to begin with. The menubar, consisting of text, is much smaller and harder to target.

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