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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:46

Ubuntu Brings Full Menus Back to Nautilus, Other Apps in 14.04

 

Ubuntu has ‘patched‘ several GNOME applications, including the Nautilus file manager, to display full application menus in the upcoming release of 14.04 LTS.

 

A majority of GNOME applications, including the Rhythmbox music player and Eye of GNOME image viewer, now use a single “app menu” entry to group commonly accessed items rather than, as in the past, a broader set of category groups; e.g., ‘Edit’, ‘Help’, etc.

 

While this approach works great on the GNOME desktop environment it is less ideal on other desktops, particularly ones that continue to use the ‘traditional’ approach to menu interaction.

 

As such, to maintain the consistency of applications installed by default in Ubuntu, developers have re-enabled full ‘standard menu bars’ on a select number of GNOME apps when running under Unity.

 

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Before (top) and After (bottom)

 

Nautilus (pictured above), Rhythmbox, File Roller and Calculator are among the applications targeted for this change.

 

The change follows other recent changes to app menus in Ubuntu 14.04, including the addition of a ‘Locally Integrated Menus’ option that puts app menus back in application windows.

 

Source: OMG! Ubuntu

 

 




#2 Xahid

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:55

That's good news,

I hope they will get rid of unity too.



#3 Boo Berry

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 20:24

I hope they will get rid of unity too.

Won't happen but it's not hard to install Xfce or Cinnamon or any other environment on Ubuntu... or install Mint or Xubuntu. :p



#4 Max Norris

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 20:29

Good, that change never felt "natural", change for the sake of change isn't always good.

I hope they will get rid of unity too.

Aw Unity's actually not so bad now, only thing I still dislike is the menu (although I still like it better than Gnome 3's, like it less than 8's in my opinion.) The rest is rather nice.

#5 Boo Berry

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 20:39

Man, I find GNOME 3 to be a cluster**** compared to Unity.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 00:25

I guess I'm one of the few that don't really care about Nautilus menus. I can't remember ever using any functionality that wasn't available on the right-click context menu (besides a couple of shortcuts like ctrl+H and ctrl+L, which I don't even know if they were available through the menus).



#7 Shiranui

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 00:30

So this year really will be the year of Linux on the desktop?



#8 margrave

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 00:47

I dropped regular Ubuntu when they put Unity in it. Hate it.

 

I went to xubuntu, and love it.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 00:53

So this year really will be the year of Linux on the desktop?

lol, no.

 

I hated Unity at first, but now I actually don't mind using it at all. If I'm not using Unity, I'm using Cinnamon.



#10 margrave

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 00:56

Cinnamon isn't too bad...



#11 T3X4S

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:12

Every year, I try to play nice with linux.  Usually floating between mint, kubuntu, or something that was recommended (Zorin)

I honestly try to be fair, but ALWAYS get discouraged as something ALWAYS needs a terminal - that tells me they havent done crap for bringing it to the masses...

Maybe next year.


So this year really will be the year of Linux on the desktop?

not a chance... I am thinking 5-10 years



#12 Gerowen

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:39

So this year really will be the year of Linux on the desktop?

It's a niche thing, like OSX.  Generally, the only people running OSX are the people who are tired of Windows and are willing to spend 2 to 3 times the price of a PC for an Apple brand computer running Apple's operating system.  Likewise, generally, the only people running Linux are people who are tired of Windows, and geeky enough to tinker around and patch things themselves if something doesn't work absolutely perfectly out of the box on every possible hardware configuration.

At least that's my impression.  That's part of the reason I run Linux, notwithstanding the ethical reasons.



#13 68k

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:35

Why not a ribbon interface instead?



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:54

It's hard to explain but I think the problem with Linux is that it feels like Linux. The UI screams "I'm in Linux" ... I know all the other OS's scream their own name, but for some reason the feeling of Linux is just meh.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:17

Exactly, I want the polish & wizards, and finish in an OS.  I dont want it to look like something one person did in his garage one summer.

A terminal ???  really ?  Is this the 80s ?

 

Technology is supposed to make things easier - how is going back to having to use terminal making things easier ?

 

And before anyone says "I never/rarely use terminal for anything" - stop kidding yourself

With that being said, I do like some things of Linux.... its just not ready for prime time.  I eagerly wait till it is - will be nice.