Re: Gnome 3.0 - menus

On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 12:35 +0300, Kalle Vahlman wrote:
> On Apr 4, 2005 11:56 AM, Thom Holwerda <slakje quicknet nl> wrote:
> > 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;
> The screenshot shows far less items on the OSX "panel" than what I
> have. Also, I have arranged them so that some applets are just after
> the menus. Now, if the menus actually changed all the time, those
> applets would either fly around or leave gaps when the menus change. I
> could move them to the other side, but then there would be a million
> applets together and finding one of them would be harder.

I use quite a lot of applets and I would still have enough space in the
top panel for an expanding menubar. If I check the length of typical
menubars, they merely take a fraction of available screen width. If
there is not enough space, it could have an overflow dropdown, similar
to Gtk toolbars.
More importantly, if this is implemented properly with a freedesktop
standard (aren't the KDE guys working on this? What's taking them so
long? ;)), then users could always remove the desktop menubar if they
would prefer to use the space for other applets.
In any case, I think that Gtk should definitely have support for this,
once the standard exists. Then we could still discuss, whether it would
be a good desktop default.

Daniel Borgmann <daniel borgmann gmail com>

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