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.
Thread beginning with comment 507219
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Bleh...
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 15th Feb 2012 05:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Bleh..."
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

Meh... I would say nothing is wrong with the "ribbon" interface, but I could write an essay on why those damn nested menus suck. But if you like them, hey--have at it. Use them. Enjoy them, however the hell that's possible. It's bad enough they are increasingly becoming the default--as long as they don't become permanent and unchangeable, I guess I can't say too much.

BUT... will Ubuntu allow changing this? Moving the Close/Maximize/Minimize buttons back to the right was a hit-or-miss change; some people were able to do it with little trouble, others had to change the theme entirely for it to work, and still others had to (gasp) f*** around in gconf-editor. This is not GNOME, it's Ubuntu we're talking about, so I don't know how hell-bent they will be at making the interface as hard to change as possible, but I just have a feeling that they've got the same basic mentality as the GNOME guys and it won't be fun.

I don't know what's worse--drop-down menus or hidden menus. I hate them both, but at least with a hidden menu you can hit Alt and have the whole thing pop up, exactly as you expect it. Not so with the Drop-down menus.

Edited 2012-02-15 05:15 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2