Mac style menu bar as a child panel gone in 3.4.1?

JR turnloosetheswans at
Tue Jun 7 18:34:24 BST 2005

On Tuesday 07 June 2005 03:29 pm, Jonathan Nelson wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 01:50 +0200, Frank Hellmuth wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I always liked the Mac OS style application menu bar on top of the
> > screen. In earlier versions of KDE this was achievable in two ways: 1st
> > as "Mac OS" style menu bar in the Control Center under "Desktop Behavior"
> > and additionally as a child panel with the "menu bar" applet. I never
> > thought that this doubled configuration is user friendly, but with the
> > 2nd way it was possible to add applets like a clock, the K Menu or the
> > volume control to the menu bar. I liked that very much.
> >
> > Since I've upgraded to 3.4.1 there is no "menu bar" applet for a child
> > panel anymore.
> >
> > Is my installation broken, did I miss something, or is that way of adding
> > a Mac style menu bar gone? If so, are there any plans to bring it back?
> I'm not in KDE right now, so this might not be totally correct.
> I believe that if you choose the Mac style menu then KDE will create a
> new child panel at the top that contains the menu.  If your using your
> old configuration you may notice the menu appearing when you login, then
> disappearing.  Thats because the child panel (the old one) is showing
> over the new mac menu panel.  You'll have to remove the old child panel
> to see the menu.
> It's still not as good as the old setup though.  The panel looks
> different (beveled IIRC), and you cannot change its size.  I'm pretty
> sure that you can add applets to the mac menu panel, but because of its
> small size the icons were always clipped.

If you also like the taskbar in mac os, you should check out kxdocker.

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