PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] Mac OS Style Menu Bar



trentscott
October 11th, 2010, 04:56 PM
Is it possible to install the Mac OS-like menu bar in Ubuntu 10.10 desktop? I know it's in the Netbook remix but I haven't come across anything saying whether it can be installed (successfully) on the desktop edition.

ankspo71
October 11th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Hi,
Maybe these links will help.
http://www.webupd8.org/2010/05/application-menu-global-menu-for-ubuntu.html
Which links to this:
https://edge.launchpad.net/~canonical-dx-team/+archive/une
which shows it is available for both Lucid and Maverick.
This is the one that is in Ubuntu Netbook 10.10.

I also found this one:
http://joesteiger.com/2010/06/14/install-global-menu-mac-os-x-like-panel-ubuntu-10-04/
Here is what it looks like:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/global_menu
Hope this helps.

(Borrowed from my other replies at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1592838)

wiebeest
October 11th, 2010, 05:59 PM
Is it possible to install the Mac OS-like menu bar in Ubuntu 10.10 desktop? I know it's in the Netbook remix but I haven't come across anything saying whether it can be installed (successfully) on the desktop edition.

There allready was global menu, available from here:global menu -link (http://code.google.com/p/gnome2-globalmenu/)

The netbook remix version is called Indicator Applet Appmenu and here is shown how it can be added to the panel (http://askubuntu.com/questions/4681/how-do-i-enable-a-mac-style-global-application-menu-in-classic-desktop-edition)

Actually have the Indicator Applet Appmenu myself on my yesterday installed new 10.10 Ubuntu install. No complaints so far...

Good luck!

Wiebeest

ankspo71
October 11th, 2010, 06:30 PM
The netbook remix version is called Indicator Applet Appmenu and here is shown how it can be added to the panel (http://askubuntu.com/questions/4681/how-do-i-enable-a-mac-style-global-application-menu-in-classic-desktop-edition)


Thanks for that info. I tried searching for it in the 10.10 repos yesterday, but I couldn't find it... so I assumed it couldn't be installed separately. I can see indicator-applet-appmenu in the repos now though, so I probably miss-spelled the keywords I used.

trentscott
October 11th, 2010, 07:25 PM
There allready was global menu, available from here:global menu -link (http://code.google.com/p/gnome2-globalmenu/)

The netbook remix version is called Indicator Applet Appmenu and here is shown how it can be added to the panel (http://askubuntu.com/questions/4681/how-do-i-enable-a-mac-style-global-application-menu-in-classic-desktop-edition)

Actually have the Indicator Applet Appmenu myself on my yesterday installed new 10.10 Ubuntu install. No complaints so far...

Good luck!

Wiebeest

I knew of Global Menu but there aren't currently any repos for 10.10 yet. Indicator Applet Appmenu is different than Global menu. I'm looking for the launcher icons at the bottom of the screen like a mac, not necessarily the file, edit, etc.. menus at top. Has anyone come across how that can be done on 10.10?

alokmenon
October 11th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Do you mean a launcher applet/dock like AWN (http://wiki.awn-project.org/) or Docky (http://do.davebsd.com/wiki/Docky) ?

trentscott
October 11th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Do you mean a launcher applet/dock like AWN (http://wiki.awn-project.org/) or Docky (http://do.davebsd.com/wiki/Docky) ?

That's what I was looking for! Thank you. Any preference between the two? At first glance Docky looks better....

FiveSidedPoly
October 11th, 2010, 08:09 PM
Through tests that I have done, AWN uses a lot less resources then Docky, not sure if it matters to you or not. But just sharing that info.

Also you can run AWN with Compiz turned off and still get the great effects by using Metacity with compositing turned on. Also saving running resources.

glitch323
October 11th, 2010, 09:49 PM
They're both great, but I think I like AWN just a little bit better. It seems to have more ways to customize it, and windows can go underneath it when you maximize them (has to be set to 'always on top'). I don't like the way it looks when you maximize a window and it stops at the top of the dock bar. I haven't found a way to fix that with Docky.

simonmoon42
October 11th, 2010, 09:53 PM
Yeah. I tried both Docky and AWN and AWN won out. I just liked the options better.

redseventyseven
October 29th, 2010, 01:33 PM
They're both great, but I think I like AWN just a little bit better. It seems to have more ways to customize it, and windows can go underneath it when you maximize them (has to be set to 'always on top'). I don't like the way it looks when you maximize a window and it stops at the top of the dock bar. I haven't found a way to fix that with Docky.

It can be done in Docky as well.

Clicking the anchor icon on the left hand sind of the bar brings up the preferences. The option you're looking for here is "Hiding".

Admittedly there's no option for keeping the dock visible with windows maximised but the "Intellihide" setting is probably closest to what you're looking for.