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[4]: Why?
by chris_dk on Fri 18th May 2007 09:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why?"
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Quick example: try to move all the functions OpenOffice has on the toolbar rather than in the menubar. It will fill up half of the damn screen.

That's why Office 2007 uses a ribbon.

Maybe that's the direction Gnome should take for apps with many functions.

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