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Old 12-14-2005, 11:04 PM   #1
nadroj
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how to get menu bar at top of screen like Macs


hope that title clarifies what im looking for..
in mac OS's, the menu bar (file, edit, etc) isnt located at the top of the window.. its located at the very top of the screen.

i believe it was Xerox who originally did it, but they did studies and proved that it was the most logical and ergonomical place to put it.

iv seen a screenshot of this in kde, and would like to know if you can do it without additional software, and, if not, then: what software?

Thanks

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Old 12-14-2005, 11:39 PM   #2
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In Gnome, they're called panels, and you can put them whereever you want. I have to believe that KDE is similar.
What do you get if you right-click on the panel/menu bar?
What happens if you just grab it a try to move it?
 
Old 12-14-2005, 11:44 PM   #3
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This is easy at KDE. Do a right click at your desktop. Go to configuration... Go to behaviour... You should see an option offering you either no desktop bar, a desktop bar or a menu bar (ala Mac).
 
Old 12-15-2005, 12:00 AM   #4
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sorry pixel, i forgot to mention this was kde!

thanks alot mebrelith! thats exactly what i was looking for...

do you use this too? firefox doesnt seem to want to give kde its menu
 
Old 12-15-2005, 08:17 AM   #5
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Firefox won't give the menu as would any other GTK based app. The menu thingie only works for K stuff. Sorry about that.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 10:21 AM   #6
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oh, so only QT apps? alright, fair enough.

Thanks again
 
  


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