Thursday, June 03, 2010

Global Menu is the globally-shared menu bar of all applications launched in your desktop session.
There are several advantages by adopting a shared global menu bar in Gnome (thanks Matthew for organizing these):

* It works better with narrow windows, because the width of the menus isn’t limited to the width of the window. (This is a problem for Gimp and Inkscape especially.)

* It’s less confusing -- when two menu bars are visible on-screen at once, sometimes people choose the wrong one.

* Global Menu is the first step to move toward a Document Centric Desktop Environment which is, according to us, a long-term trend in DEs.

Install globalmenu in Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid)/9.10(Karmic)

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:globalmenu-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-globalmenu

Add globalmenu to panel

- right click on a panel, select Add To Panel

- choose Global Menu Applet from the list

- logout, and back in again

Installation Video


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