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: Some numbers
by fretinator on Thu 17th May 2007 20:14 UTC in reply to "Some numbers"
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

Hey Math majors, take two Eigenvalues and call me in the morning!

Seriously, I don't think the main problem is in the Linear Algebra world. The main reason this _might_ help is for newbies. They would have only one place to look for "drop-down thingies". Menus are very confusing to new computer users. I think that is a more important question than Partial Derivatives in N-Space.

However, if it is off by default, go for it! I'll never see it.


[Edit: spelling]

Edited 2007-05-17 20:16

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RE[2]: Some numbers
by rayiner on Thu 17th May 2007 20:25 in reply to "RE: Some numbers"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm a certified non-newbie and I find the feature useful every day. The menubar is one less thing I have to carefully aim at every day using the blunt instrument that is my MacBook's trackpad (which is quite good as laptop pointing devices go...)

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RE[3]: Some numbers
by fretinator on Thu 17th May 2007 20:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Some numbers"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

The menubar is one less thing I have to carefully aim at every day using the blunt instrument that is my MacBook's trackpad (which is quite good as laptop pointing devices go...)


I have to agree with that, trackpads can be quite a bummer. I cover mine with a credit card and tape, since it has no off switch!

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Pointing sticks...
by daemonologist on Fri 18th May 2007 08:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Some numbers"
daemonologist Member since:
2007-01-30

Yes, touchpad can be quite difficult to work with. Personally I prefer to use the pointing stick (called TrackPoint) on my ThinkPad. I find it more accurate and pleasant to use than a touchpad... I don't have to move my hands away from the keyboard to use the mouse. I would like to have this pointing stick feature on desktop computers as well...

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