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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How About Going Menu-less?
by Mystilleef on Thu 17th May 2007 22:31 UTC
Mystilleef
Member since:
2005-06-29

Sure go ahead and add your Macintosh rip off. As long as I don't have to add

if global_menu_bar: my_retarded_hack()

all over my source code. If I do, I won't hesitate to curse the Fitts worshipers.

And how about going menu-less? 99% of applications on my desktop don't need menus. And the 1% that do only do so because the developers are too lazy to make their GUIs context sensitive and interactive. Menus just give developers an excuse to add new features with reckless abandon.

I have an ibook, and the global menubar is the most retarded thing about OSX. That and poor support for mnemonics and keyboard navigation.

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