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

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+Frank B.    7,104

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

 

 

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Xahid    4,956

That's good news,

I hope they will get rid of unity too.

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Boo Berry    2,264

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

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Max Norris    2,071

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.
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Boo Berry    2,264

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

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ichi    356

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).

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Shiranui    1,700

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

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margrave    821

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

 

I went to xubuntu, and love it.

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Boo Berry    2,264

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.

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margrave    821

Cinnamon isn't too bad...

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+T3X4S    4,433

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

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Gerowen    1,120

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.

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68k    290

Why not a ribbon interface instead?

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+warwagon    9,943

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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+T3X4S    4,433

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.

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corrosive23    64

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.

I can dop many things faster and easier in the terminal. If you wanted for example to sort multiple pictures based on size or exif date, resize them, rename them, and then send them to another drive, using the terminal is faster. One line and all that could be acclompised, compared to what, 20-30 mouse clicks?

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i_was_here    46

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

I am curious as to how often you feel you are forced to use the terminal and for what purpose. For friendly Linux distros such as Ubuntu, using the terminal should be rare. If it isn't, then that should be investigated. Even with Arch Linux, I use the terminal almost exclusively for running pacman (the package manager). I don't use the terminal in my daily routine (web surfing, videos, gaming, etc).

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+T3X4S    4,433

and here we go 

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+Frank B.    7,104

I too am using the terminal for many tasks. Be it on Linux, OS X or even Windows (PowerShell ftw). 

 

The fact that you don't like a technology doesn't make it obsolete, T3X4S...

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]SK[    109

I really like Ubuntu, but for me, Unity is a deal breaker.  Luckily there are many different variants so you can still get the best of Ubuntu without having to use Unity.  Personally I like Ubuntu Gnome and Elementary OS.

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cork1958    1,094

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.

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

 

I kind of feel the same about command line/terminal stuff too, but can usually find a way around it or even find the command to do it!

 

Never have really liked any version of Ubuntu though. Good distro for a noob though. Feels totally like bloatware, to me!

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.Neo    1,834

Why not a ribbon interface instead?

Same question to you as in the OS X section: Why do you want every OS to work like Windows? Just use Windows then...

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firey    3,629

Same question to you as in the OS X section: Why do you want every OS to work like Windows? Just use Windows then...

The problem is.. some people (myself included) feel like windows is starting to lock-down a lot more.  They are removing some customization and focusing on touch-centric devices.  Yes windows 7 is great, windows 8.. is getting better... but for some many linux DE's (for me it's cinnamon) have the old xp/7 combined feel.  Menus, hidden options, small text labels, etc.  No big screen filling boxes, no need for full screen or everything to be big enough for touch.

 

For me I use windows over linux.. however if the original vision for windows 8 (touch) continues to be pushed to the point where the desktop is no longer.. then I will have to either use an older/unsecure version of windows.. or I could move to linux which has plenty of choice and user control.

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Obry    275

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.

 

Well terminals are actually quite important for power users (that being the keyword here). This is why Windows actually has 2 of them (the old cmd and PowerShell which is quite nice). I think terminals are important and always will be but there always needs to be a full fledged alternative not requiring any commands to be executed. With Windows 8 and it's touch screen simplicity and Android and iOS I don't see Linux having any chance even in 20 years the way things have been going the last 20 years up until today....

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red.    107

I've gotten fed up with Unity, Gnome 3 and Gnome classic at work. Seemed like something was always crashing or hanging. I've switched to Xfce at work and it's been very good so far.

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