[KDE Usability] On the future of the menubar

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 09:49:55 GMT 2010

On 25 February 2010 11:35, Ben Cooksley <sourtooth at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:21 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 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!".
>> How is System Settings different than any other KDE application in this regard?
> Its primary role is to allow configuration, through loaded modules, of
> global or shared KDE settings, and workspace applications such as
> KWin. ie. Language, or Qt Style.

I know what Systems Settings does. I will rephrase the question in a
complete sentence:
How is System Settings different than any other KDE application in
regard to the menubar potentially being considered "a useless waste of
space" by Netbook users?

On that same topic, there are other options for making KDE better fit
for Netbook users which are "not something KDE is considering doing":
  Ability to place a toolbar on the right of the menu bar

And this:
  Collapse menu bar into icon

>> An Exit button, maybe?
> Potentially. Adding this was originally objected to I believe, by
> others on this list.

I missed that discussion. I cannot imagine what objections could have
possibly been raised. I will STFA for it. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen


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