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 Spellcheck on Thu 17th May 2007 20:26 UTC in reply to "Some numbers"
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Assuming we concede this part of the argument based on distances, then (as a previous post mentioned) it still ignores the time issue of switching between app focuses before the menu becomes available instead of being able to go directly to an inactive window's menu. This may be partially mitigated by, for example, the dock's context menu, but those are incomplete, anyway.

This is completely anecdotal, but it seems I'm more sensitive to timing than to distances. I can cross the screen and hit visible things or perform a gesture in a screen subset in less than a second, since I have the benefit of knowing everything is going to be at the same place. Though that might just implying that "searching" the changing menu bar is an issue, and that's not what I intend.

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