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[Bug 682788] Re: Global menu is not ergonomical on large screens
** This bug is no longer a duplicate of bug 735233
Option for persistent menus in AppMenu for focused application
** Summary changed:
- Global menu is not ergonomical on large screens
+ Improve Unity menus
** Description changed:
Global menu in general (not only in Unity) is very unergonomic on large
screens (see the attached screenshot) because if you have a small window
somewhere near the low right corner you have to move the cursor all the
way up to to panel to reach the menu. I understand why the global menu
was used for the netbook edition (it saves space and most windows are
maximized), but since Unity is intended to be for the desktop edition
there should be an option to switch to the traditional position of the
app menu. It would be welcomed by many desktop users.
A commonly suggested solution is:
[ ] Global Menu on
[ ] Global Menu off
[ ] Global Menu only for maximized windows
The default is usually suggested as either the first (on) or last (on only for maximized windows).
- Implement the 'Enhanced Menu' project for 12.10.
+ Implement the 'Enhanced Menu' project for 12.10. This project will
+ address the issue described in this bug and also issues described in the
+ duplicates of this bus. Note this is the 'official' bug that tracks the
+ implementation of this project.
The following options will be added to 'System Settings/Appearance':
Visibility: Hidden/Always displayed
More details to follow during the 12.10 cycle... ;-)
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