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  • pchev
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    Hmm...

    export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 was working for years.

    About missing vertical space, it may be better to ask the manufacturers for 4:3 screen. Maybe we can get that after all the people that use a computer only to watch some movie have switched to a tablet.

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  • TheSoulz
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    Originally posted by Andrecorreia View Post
    i?m with manjaro linux now, and i miss the menus in the bar, better space for laptop screen, using local menus is a wast of space in small screen
    it cant be a waste of space, your removing a line on window but adding a line on top... same thing diff place.
    what they did now puting it on tittle however does save space if only they would remove top that is :P

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  • Andrecorreia
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    well..

    i?m with manjaro linux now, and i miss the menus in the bar, better space for laptop screen, using local menus is a wast of space in small screen

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  • olli
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    Originally posted by somini View Post
    I'm literally crying with laughter over this.
    Who did Canonical hire to clean their image? What's next, Wayland?
    Noone, it's the same team, LIM was on the agenda for a while - glad you deem this as positive step.

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  • Luke_Wolf
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    Originally posted by mark45 View Post
    Yeah, the mouse travel is quite bad.

    It's common nowadays to come up with one usability solution at the expense of another currently in use, rather then making the new one coexist and/or allow for an easy switch.
    To be honest I don't see how the global menu provides any usability benefits, as opposed to being a complete negative in terms of usability, which is why the concept had died and been buried (other than on MacOS and OSX) until Shuttleworth decided to chase after apple and bring that in, although I honestly don't get the obsession with vertical space (which again it doesn't help) and killing the menu bar. Sure there's more touch friendly ways of going about menus but touch based devices should really have their own dedicated UI. That said Tabbed Toolbars (aka Ribbons) are a good idea because it allows task separation of controls.

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  • Sonadow
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    I'd prefer for designers and developers to put more effort on side menus instead of the traditional top-down menus since all mainstream display resolutions have huge amounts of horizontal space but just too little vertical space to spare.

    Something like a ribbon but on the side will work well.

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  • TheSoulz
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    Heres how i imagine unity:

    Side bar and top autoajust depenidng how many icons they are holding, and when a window does fullscreen side bar hides.
    Right now theres alot of wasted space and this would be the best case senario in my mind.

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  • johnc
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    I just crapped my pants in pure joy.

    Global menus don't work too well w/ focus-follows-mouse.

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  • mark45
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    Yeah, the mouse travel is quite bad.

    It's common nowadays to come up with one usability solution at the expense of another currently in use, rather then making the new one coexist and/or allow for an easy switch.

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  • somini
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    I'm literally crying with laughter over this.
    Who did Canonical hire to clean their image? What's next, Wayland?

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