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    Re: Unity Global Menu

    Begs the question - why is this only editable from the command line???
    The reasoning not actually sure - there is no open with in .desktop file properties so one can't change the default which is to open (run the Exec=) on l.click.
    As far as no default r. click option (though you can create one or more) I guess because .desktops are not considered text/plain or any other mimetype associated by text editors

    (and as noted you can drop them into an open text editor window

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    Post Re: Unity Global Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by beew View Post
    The thing I hate about this is instead of making the OS works for the user you are trying to tell the user that you know better what works for him and insist that the user should train himself to use Unity rather than to implement the features and options that would work for the user.

    I see the same high handed approach from Mark Shuttleworth on those bugs pages. We know what you "should" want, if you don't like it there is something wrong with you.

    That turns me off more than the global menu itself.
    After playing with Unity, and trying to understand its logic, I can safely say that I *hate everything* about it. Or should I say each and every of its alleged "improvements" over GNOME. I don't even want to start listing them, as someone has already done it for mehttp://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/03/unity/

    But what bothers me most is that canonical is taking all these decisions without listening to the users. And if the community vastly rejects Unity, they will just not listen and carry on their effort in developping Unity. Perhaps they imagine that users will "have" to follow, but as it happens they don't and that's the whole point of free software in the first place, FREEDOM, simply

    As for me, will now move to Fedora, with GNOME 3. I really can't wait for Fedora 15 to come out.
    Last edited by lucasart; April 27th, 2011 at 10:12 AM.

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    Re: Unity Global Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by lucasart View Post
    After playing with Unity, and trying to understand its logic, I can safely say that I *hate everything* about it. Or should I say each and every of its alleged "improvements" over GNOME. I don't even want to start listing them, as someone has already done it for mehttp://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/03/unity/

    But what bothers me most is that canonical is taking all these decisions without listening to the users. And if the community vastly rejects Unity, they will just not listen and carry on their effort in developping Unity. Perhaps they imagine that users will "have" to follow, but as it happens they don't and that's the whole point of free software in the first place, FREEDOM, simply

    As for me, will now move to Fedora, with GNOME 3. I really can't wait for Fedora 15 to come out.
    That stuff indicated in http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/03/unity/ bothers you about Unity, but not Gnome-shell?

    Some people might be tempted to think the stuff said there applies even more to gnome-shell since there has not seemed to be any equivalent to....

    http://design.canonical.com/2010/11/...ting-of-unity/

    http://lwn.net/Articles/438678/

    http://design.canonical.com/2011/04/...ty-april-2011/

    ... while gnome-shell was under development.

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    Re: Unity Global Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by lucasart View Post
    After playing with Unity, and trying to understand its logic, I can safely say that I *hate everything* about it. Or should I say each and every of its alleged "improvements" over GNOME. I don't even want to start listing them, as someone has already done it for mehttp://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/03/unity/

    But what bothers me most is that canonical is taking all these decisions without listening to the users. And if the community vastly rejects Unity, they will just not listen and carry on their effort in developping Unity. Perhaps they imagine that users will "have" to follow, but as it happens they don't and that's the whole point of free software in the first place, FREEDOM, simply

    As for me, will now move to Fedora, with GNOME 3. I really can't wait for Fedora 15 to come out.
    As has been pointed out here a number of times, the Ubuntu users here on the forums make up a small fraction of Ubuntu users and they need to consider the other folks too.

    I find that statement a little disturbing. I am not sure how they can possibly get the opinion of those other users in a meaningful way.

    This is the "official" Ubuntu forums, set up by Ubuntu and run on their servers. We are told that the devs and, I assume, the design folks too, pay little attention to the forums. If this is the case with the official forums, how much attention is given to these other folks opinion, however obtained?
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