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[2]: Why?
by dagw on Sat 19th May 2007 11:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
dagw
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2005-07-06

Fitts law is a bunch of bollocks quoted by usability experts to try to make what they do sound scientific. Any change that requires quoting Fitts law to justify is generally a bad change.

People don't spend most of their time hunting for the menubar so shaving a fraction of a second off the time to find it is pointless. Doubly so if the change forces people to work in a new way that they are uncomfortable with.

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