Globalmenu, the menu in Gnome Panel
Today we see quickly what it is about the project "Global Menù”.
Many of you have probably already seen the dock bar Macs, rimanendone maybe fascinated by graphic effects, But perhaps not everyone using a Mac you will have noticed the innovative (well-established) available in the menu bar of each application. In a Mac every time you open the application menu bar is "cut"And"glued"In the panel. I do not know the reasons for this choice, I would tend to exclude the lack of screen space (Macs usually have screens rather spacious), but it seems a good trick to use on netbook, given their small width of the screen. [more]
And here enters the field Globalmenu. It is a small tool for the Gnome desktop. It comes in the form of applets for the panel, and is present in the Ubuntu repositories from 8.04.
As shown in the screenshot the operation is very sempice: are eliminated using the menu bar of all applications to be displayed panel. Obviously it will only see the menu of the active window.
I find this particularly useful feature on small screens, the only flaw is the lack of integration of the programs that do not use GTK. I'm talking for example of Firefox, Opera and OpenOffice. It seems that the programs most commonly used by the average user may not be supported, I say this is a major flaw, but does not affect the usability of the application: Firefox, Opera and OpenOffice will continue to work with their menu where it's always been. We hope that in future versions are also supported programs that do not use GTK.