Linked by David Adams on Tue 14th Feb 2012 17:25 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu It looks like a new "locally integrated menu" will make it into Unity, starting with version 5.6.0. There's basically no information about the new locally integrated menubar, except for two bug reports which link to some custom Unity, Compiz, Metacity and Light Themes branches so to see "LIM" in action, I've compiled all these branches and here's the result. The "locally integrated menubar" can be displayed on the panel (for maximized windows) as well as in the window decoration (unmaximized windows). But it's not displayed on both in the same time.
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Comment by aaronb
by aaronb on Tue 14th Feb 2012 18:01 UTC
aaronb
Member since:
2005-07-06

I prefer the "locally integrated menubar" to how Unity currently is in Ubuntu 11.10. Why not just have the menu options at the top of each application and when the application is maximized it becomes part of the panel.

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RE: Comment by aaronb
by swinkels.pieter on Tue 14th Feb 2012 19:51 in reply to "Comment by aaronb"
swinkels.pieter Member since:
2009-05-13

I definitely agree with the above statement. When the application is maximized, you save screen real estate when its menu is part of the panel. When the application is not maximized, you do not have to guess anymore to which application the menu in the panel belongs.

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RE[2]: Comment by aaronb
by l3v1 on Wed 15th Feb 2012 10:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by aaronb"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

When the application is maximized, you save screen real estate when its menu is part of the panel.


At and above 1920x1200 I couldn't care less about saving a menu line's worth of pixels. But I can care about loonies who make menu&panel merging mandatory. Some other DEs had this option for long years, and it was good so [i.e. to have it as an option]. I'm always surprised how many "users" fall in line - from time to time again - behind the one window/one app at a time fullscreen crap. Trash all menus, all options, all bars and scrolls, statuses and popup bubbles while you're at it. And by all means the close, minimize and alttabs too, who needs that crap anymore.

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