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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Quo Vadis, Canonical?
by benali72 on Tue 14th Feb 2012 23:15 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

It appears as if Canoncial is desperating casting about for a new GUI. Why?

I fear for the Linux community if Ubuntu continues to be the "go to" system for new users. These folks haven't shown the stability of judgement required in that role.

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RE: Quo Vadis, Canonical?
by ricegf on Wed 15th Feb 2012 03:34 in reply to "Quo Vadis, Canonical?"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Touch. Voice. Gestures.

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RE[2]: Quo Vadis, Canonical?
by Neolander on Wed 15th Feb 2012 06:04 in reply to "RE: Quo Vadis, Canonical?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Touch. Voice. Gestures.

Well, I am not impressed.

Are you really advocating using solely these inputs to do anything a bit advanced on the content creation side ? I mean, finger painting and shouting repeatedly at the computer until it gets what you mean is cute and all, but I still can't see how it can efficiently replace keyboards, mice, and styluses at the tasks where those are good for.

A future proof user interface should see beyond the latest gimmicks in the realm of input devices.

Edited 2012-02-15 06:21 UTC

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RE[2]: Quo Vadis, Canonical?
by l3v1 on Wed 15th Feb 2012 10:08 in reply to "RE: Quo Vadis, Canonical?"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Touch. Voice. Gestures.


Well, if one goes for that, they should state it upfront, so desktop people don't complain unnecessarily, and don't use crap that isn't intended for them. Just sayin'.

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