Compact menu extension for KDE (Idea)

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Having KDE with a MacOsX-like seems to be very cool this day, but to eliminate the application menu you are forced to use a MacOs-like menu bar at the top of the screen. Since I don't like it (and I found it bery buggy), I think an optimal solution is an option to trasform the menu bar in a menu of menus, exactly like Compact Menu extension for Firefox does.

http://cdn.mozdev.org/compact/

dolio

15 years ago

How does this help, exactly? I suppose more menus could be accessed by the top-left, but it's still not against a screen edge.

All I can gather that this would do is waste more space, because most of the menu bar would be blank (all but the very left side).

It doesn't have any of the potential advantages of the Mac menu bar (against a screen edge, so Fitts says it's easy to access; menus are always in a uniform place on the screen; saves a miniscule amount of space, which may be important to people with small monitors), so I don't see how it could be called a replacement for it.

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netfranz

15 years ago

I admit the screenshot could be quite confusing; the button represnting the menu (the "fish" in the screenshot) would be placed alongside the othe buttons in the navigation bar (back, forward, print, etc), so there will be no need for a separate menu bar

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adamt

15 years ago

I can't tell what it is on the picture, but it's not pretty ;)

and menu at the top is very stable since KDE 3.4.2/3.

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netfranz

15 years ago

The picture is just a Firefox screenshot, so it's far less pretty than an average KDE app :P
I'm using KDE 3.5 rc1 and when I add a Macos like menu its items appear on the rightmost part of the screen and I'm not able to move them...
By the way, I had this idea since I don't like mac os menu very much (I prefer to have the taskbar at the top of the screen)

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