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[6]: Why?
by alexandru_lz on Fri 18th May 2007 16:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Why?"
alexandru_lz
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I haven't used Office 2007, but the screenshot seems familiar to me in terms of UI elements. Is that toolbar any different from a tabbed toolbar?

Huh?
In Office 2007 you can more or less create your own toolbar with the stuff you really need in the titlebar (+the file menu).


Well... I was referring only to the ribbon.
A tabbed toolbar is, well, a combination between a toolbar and a tabbed view. You have one toolbar with several tabs -- and, as you click each of the tabs, a different set of buttons is displayed. Much like, ugh, this one: http://www.library.uq.edu.au/iad/databases/images/bsp_tabbar.gif .

I'm not sure what you meant by the office UI used consistently for all apps. If you refer to using a widget similar to the Office Ribbon for every application, I don't know of any; afaik, all past experiments with something similar haven't been too successful (in fact, a couple of 3rd party apps to patch the Office Ribbon and give MS Office its old look are already around). If you refer to all applications having a consistent, similar interface, that's NeXTStep, and if it wasn't for Steve Jobs' stupid ideas it might have got much further than being chopped into OS X.

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