Mac OS-style menubar as default

Merton Campbell Crockett mcc at CATO.GD-AIS.COM
Fri Jul 8 01:15:23 BST 2005

On Fri, 8 Jul 2005, Janne Ojaniemi wrote:

> On Monday 04 July 2005 01:23, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> > Users usually don't understand it, and since it's difficult (at least in
> > the macs) to see what app the menu belongs to, they end up looking for menu
> > points that are not available.
> I just tested this on the OS X. The menubar actually says what app it belongs 
> to. The firsts menu (not including the universal Apple-menu) has the same 
> name as the app itself has. For example, in Safari, the first menu is called 
> "Safari". So there's really no way the user could confuse the menus and the 
> apps. Unless the user can't read ;).

Yes, it tells you the last application that had focus.  Unfortunately, it 
doesn't tell you which window or instance of the application had focus.

You still haven't explained how moving the cursor 12 inches instead of 2 
inches makes the Mac OS X-style menubar more efficient.

Merton Campbell Crockett

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