Re: Gnome 3.0 - menus

On Sun, 2005-04-03 at 23:56 +0200, Frederik Hertzum wrote:
> At the section of GNOME's wiki about 3.0 it is disccused how to give the 
> deskop a more "objected" feel to it - one big issue seems to be menus. A 
> suggestion on the wiki is that menus should resemble the menus in apples Mac 
> OS desktops -however someone apparantly thinks that users in general will 
> not like this. 

I'd much rather prefer Gnome to go the OSX way with this-- I find that
system making the desktop very clean, and clear; the menus are always in
the same place and you always know where to find them-- whereas with
other DEs it depends on where your currently active window resides.

Secondly, it reduces clutter quite drastically; for instance, look at
this screenshot I just made:

As you can see, there are three basically the same menu bars located so
close to each other it makes it look confusing and utterly cluttered.
Now compare the above screenshot to this one:

It looks less cluttered; there's one single menu bar that sits nicely on
top, and it's always there. What's the use in seeing the menus of
windows that aren't active? You will only be able to use those menus
when the window is activated anyway!

I'm not trying to glorify OSX here or anything (OSX has its share of
flaws), but the way it handles menus is quite superior to others, in my
humble opinion of course, so it might be a good idea to take OSX/Finder
as a starting point on this one.

Thom Holwerda

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