Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Feb 2009 23:15 UTC
Gnome A very, very long time ago I personally advocated the inclusion of a certain feature into GNOME. We set up a poll at OSNews, which resulted in a very, very resounding "yes!" from the OSNews community - many of which are GNOME users. The feature in question was the global application menubar, which allowed the GNOME desktop to have a menu bar atop the screen similar to that of Mac OS X. The poll is long gone, the debate thread in the Bugzilla has died out, and no decision has yet been made. I wanted to know where this feature stands, and how much the developers have improved it, and I was in for a surprise.
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No point
by raver31 on Sat 14th Feb 2009 07:43 UTC
raver31
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2005-07-06

There is actually no need for this when Avant does an excellent job as a drop in.

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Here is one I made earlier....


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Note, on my bar, there is apps from Gnome and KDE, even one for GKTpod, which does look out of place as the icon has been streched by the bar, it does look a little blurry, not really noticable unless pointed out

Edited 2009-02-14 07:55 UTC

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RE: No point
by qroon on Sat 14th Feb 2009 08:36 in reply to "No point"
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2005-10-21

Err... So where is the Menu bar?

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RE: No point
by YEPHENAS on Sat 14th Feb 2009 08:37 in reply to "No point"
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2008-07-14

There is actually no need for this when Avant does an excellent job as a drop in.

How does a dock replace a global menu bar?

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RE[2]: No point
by qroon on Sat 14th Feb 2009 08:40 in reply to "RE: No point"
qroon Member since:
2005-10-21

Put it on top perhaps? :-D Sorry, can't resist.

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RE: No point
by rajan r on Sat 14th Feb 2009 08:50 in reply to "No point"
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2005-07-27

I'm not sure if you got the point of a global menubar. It's each application's menubar anchored in the same location on top of the screen. Like Mac OS.

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RE[2]: No point
by raver31 on Sat 14th Feb 2009 09:29 in reply to "RE: No point"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm not sure if you got the point of a global menubar. It's each application's menubar anchored in the same location on top of the screen. Like Mac OS.



From the article itself, the original post was replaced with this one....

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=241868

Whick is clearly a Dock style applet


Or maybe I didn't get the point, lack of sleep etc lol

Edited 2009-02-14 09:30 UTC

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