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]: What a stupid idea...
by atezun on Thu 17th May 2007 20:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What a stupid idea..."
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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[4]: What a stupid idea...
by hobgoblin on Thu 17th May 2007 23:17 in reply to "RE[3]: What a stupid idea..."
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tryed that on windows lately?

add some programs and see how big that menu can get...

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RE[5]: What a stupid idea...
by atezun on Fri 18th May 2007 00:43 in reply to "RE[4]: What a stupid idea..."
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Yes they way right click is somewhat how i'd like it to work but not completely i don't want just a menu i almost want some kind of manipulator mini app to come up and let you make live changes, play around and then commit the change to the document or application or whatever. I'm not entirely sure yet I'd have to flush it out more.

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