[KDE Usability] On the future of the menubar

Ben Cooksley sourtooth at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 09:09:35 GMT 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 9:53 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> there is a discussion on k-c-d about making Rekonq the default web browser, in
>> which it was noted that Rekonq in its current form does not conform the HIG,
>> mainly because it is completely missing a menubar. [1]
> 1) Then conform to the HIG and try to get changes to the HIG made to
> support your arguments.
> 2) System Settings does not have a menu bar either:
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=171915

And closed as WONTFIX, since otherwise Netbook users will claim that
"its a useless waste of space!". And it is, since System Settings
doesn't exactly have many actions to put in the menu bar....

> 3) All tabbed applications are in violation of the HIG, as the HIG forbids MDI:
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=127298
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=170995
> 4) HIG violation seems to be a common way to reject perfectly valid
> feature requests:
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=169043
>> I have written a very lengthy blog article [2] to explain my (attention:
>> buzzword ahead) "SuperMenubar". I would very much appreciate if you could
>> contribute your thoughts on this concept. Please note that there is no
>> implementation at the moment.
> I got about halfway down, still did not get the point of what you are
> proposing, and stopped reading. Don't write an essay, just get to the
> point and make a suggestion.
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