bimsebasse wrote:The only solution would be someone creating a global menu extension. There are very, very slim chances of something like that being built into Cinnamon as traditional menus are preferred by the Cinnamon devs.
mikemmm wrote:Don't try to read too much into a simple comment about prefernces. As was mentioned before, all it takes for Cinnamon to have a global menu option is for someone to write an applet for it. That's how Cinnamon has gotten nearly all its options so far, and how future functionality will be created for it. As for developers preferring traditional menus, I'm sure that statement is pretty much correct, but keep in mind that Cinnamon was created in order to bring back a lot of those "traditional" functions that Gnome Shell was eliminating, and to give users more potential options than Gnome Shell was allowing. Please don't do a disservice to those people working with Cinnamon and developing applets, themes, and extensions for it by comparing their mindsets to that of the Gnome 3 developers.
Church wrote:bimsebasse wrote:The only solution would be someone creating a global menu extension. There are very, very slim chances of something like that being built into Cinnamon as traditional menus are preferred by the Cinnamon devs.
"Preferred by devs" .. somehow sounds like mindset of original gnome developers (though mindset set on relatively a bit more sensible/usable DE then that of theirs). And imho that is exactly what has gone wrong most about it. How about bringing back choice? I recall early times when gnome was preferred to kde because it was more configurable. I won't ask for it to be default, there are many of those that hate global menu. I just wish for possibility to use what i prefer in way i (and some share of others) prefer. "Optional" applet seems to me as fitting everybody. I sincerely hope to not see ressurected developers ignoring users under flags of "we know better what they need" again.
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