Re: Panel Menu

If panel menu is the FoobarWidget which is displayed on the top of the screen, 
it would make life easier from a key navigation and accessibility point of view 
if it were replaced by a standard panel.


> Looking at the new menu bar applet, it seems all the 
> necessary ingredients to replace the panel menu now exist. 
> The panel menu can be replaced with an edge panel with a
> menu bar applet on the left (for applications and actions)
> and a clock applet and another menu bar applet on the right
> (for windows).
> This would result in some different behaviors:
>   - The application menu bar has a different right click
>     behaviour than the application menu on the menu panel.
>     Ideally the former should support this right-click.
>     behavior.
>   - Unlike the clock on the menu panel, the clock applet
>     does not link to a gnome calendar.  
>   - The windows menu bar only shows windows in the current
>     workspace.
> From a documentation point of view, the menu panel and its
> initial contents present a problem - none of the latter even
> have a proper name by which they can be described.  Their
> behaviors are always an exception to the general behaviors
> of panels and applets.  If they are difficult to document,
> they must equally be a usability issue.
> Yes, its late in the day, but beta is still a week away.
> I believe that replacing the default panel menu with an
> edge panel is not difficult.  The question is whether this
> a good idea, and in particular whether the functionality
> and quality of the menu bar applet are sufficient stable.
> -John
> [BTW: can we change the name of the menu bar applet to just
> menu applet please]
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