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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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 15th Feb 2012 20:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
BallmerKnowsBest
Member since:
2008-06-02

"Artists should never EVER be allowed to do the work of actual designers. Designers have to consider form AND function, while artists almost always choose form OVER function (see also: Apple).

I absolutely disagree. I think it's horrible to intentionally restrict someones ability to customize the gui in a way that suits their needs & wants. In terms of functionality, not everybody works the same so why would you assume they do and force a single layout on them? People by and large are the best judges when it comes to what works best _for them_...
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...do you realize that there's actually a difference between customization by END USERS and the INITIAL design of the UI? Free hint for the reading comprehension-impaired: I'm talking about the latter, and instead you're talking about the former.

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by ilovebeer on Thu 16th Feb 2012 00:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

[i]"Artists should never EVER be allowed to do the work of actual designers. Designers have to consider form AND function, while artists almost always choose form OVER function (see also: Apple)."

I absolutely disagree. I think it's horrible to intentionally restrict someones ability to customize the gui in a way that suits their needs & wants. In terms of functionality, not everybody works the same so why would you assume they do and force a single layout on them? People by and large are the best judges when it comes to what works best _for them_..."[/i]

...do you realize that there's actually a difference between customization by END USERS and the INITIAL design of the UI? Free hint for the reading comprehension-impaired: I'm talking about the latter, and instead you're talking about the former.

...do you realize that nothing you said directly stated or implied that you're referring to "INITIAL design of the UI"?

...do you realize that it wouldn't even matter because my points holds regardless?

...do you realize that you can create a completely transparent UI framework and technically not supply any "INITIAL design".

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

"...do you realize that there's actually a difference between customization by END USERS and the INITIAL design of the UI? Free hint for the reading comprehension-impaired: I'm talking about the latter, and instead you're talking about the former.

...do you realize that
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"Monkey see, monkey do." Get your own material, kid.

nothing you said directly stated or implied that you're referring to "INITIAL design of the UI"?


Riiight, except for all of those times I wrote "design" instead of "customization". Oh, and I also wasn't referring to fashion design either - just in case you needed that spelled out for you too.

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