← Back to team overview

compiz team mailing list archive

[Bug 682788] Re: Improve Unity menus


** Description changed:

  ===+++ _____________________ ! ALL USERS ! _____________________ +++===
  IMPORTANT 1: Please don't post any "me too message"; use the "Does this
  bug affect you?" feature you can find a bit above this bug description
  on Launchpad.
  IMPORTANT 2: Do not post anything if you haven't read all comments to
  verify that your point hasn't been made. If you feel tempted to stop
  reading because there are too many messages, that is a strong indicator
  that you shouldn't add even more comments. Developers have a tough time
  to find anything if you post redundant stuff. So please abstain from
  doing that.
  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).
  Desired change:
  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':
  Location:    Global/Local
  Visibility:  Hidden/Always displayed
- More details to follow during the 12.10 cycle... ;-)

You received this bug notification because you are a member of compiz
packagers, which is subscribed to compiz in Ubuntu.

  Improve Unity menus

To manage notifications about this bug go to: