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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I would love that!
by vtolkov on Thu 17th May 2007 21:01 UTC
vtolkov
Member since:
2006-07-26

I would love that! Title bar, menu bar, tool bar, status bar -- all these bars in every single application just distract you from the main task. And I would prefer the solution which can work around all this noise: one menu bar in known place, one status, one toolbar -- and move all of them somewhere, where it does not distract you.

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RE: I would love that!
by ubit on Thu 17th May 2007 21:18 in reply to "I would love that!"
ubit Member since:
2006-09-08

One other crazy idea I've had is to put a single global scrollbar on the right of the screen, so that Fitt's law is used in scrolling.

I always end up moving my windows so the scrollbar overlaps and I can throw my mouse to the right side of the screen to scroll. Much easier than picking out a thin scrollbar that doesn't hit the edge of a screen.

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RE[2]: I would love that!
by vtolkov on Thu 17th May 2007 21:25 in reply to "RE: I would love that!"
vtolkov Member since:
2006-07-26

I like scrolling idea, implemented in bbnote (notepad for black box). Scrollbar is not a bar, it is small rectangle in the client area over the text. It does not need to take entire column. It could be even transparent.

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