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 phoenix on Sun 20th May 2007 05:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
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For applications with large windows, where the top of the window is close to the top of the screen, on a single monitor under 1280x1024 in size, I can see this being true.

For applications with small windows (like IM programs), or on computers with multiple monitors, or large monitors (1600x1200 for example), separating the menu from the active window makes things harder. Especially if the menu always starts on the left monitor, and you are working on windows in the right monitor.

As with everything, there are times when one way is better than the other. Making it a togglable option is good. Forcing it on users is not.

Anyone using multiple monitors on MacOS X care to comment on it?

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