Bug 147552 - Main menu strangeness
Main menu strangeness
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-menus (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2005-02-09 02:37 EST by Daniel Malmgren
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-17 02:39:53 EST
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Description Daniel Malmgren 2005-02-09 02:37:49 EST
Since upgrading to Gnome 2.9 my main menu (a foot menu, not the
ximian-style menu bar) looks strange.

Firstly, all my applications have moved one step down into a "program"
subdirectory, so if I want to start for example gimp I can't choose
foot->graphics->gimp as I'm used to but foot->program->graphics->gimp.
I hope this isn't a feature?

Secondly, settings and system settings are nowhere to find in the menu.

I run latest rawhide of everything as of today. redhat-menus 3.7.1-5.
Comment 1 Deji 2005-02-09 11:39:44 EST
(In reply to comment #0)
> Since upgrading to Gnome 2.9 my main menu (a foot menu, not the
> ximian-style menu bar) looks strange.
> 
Me too.
However, if you say, create a new user and login into that, you'll see find in
the new default dual panel that the layout has changed there; The
system-settings and preferences are now in 'places' or something (can't remember
clearly).
I guess the issue is that the old main menu is being worked on (or has been
forgotten) in the transition to Gnome 2.9.
Comment 2 Daniel Malmgren 2005-02-09 11:50:26 EST
(reply to #1)

Yes, the menues you talk about is what I mean with ximian-style menu bar. You
can get it by adding a menu bar to existing users too. I hope the old main menu
isn't being totally forgotten though, I like it better...
Comment 3 Daniel Malmgren 2005-02-23 12:15:12 EST
Is there nobody at redhat that uses main menus? IMHO this really needs
to be fixed before FC4, or users will not find the settings programs!
Comment 4 Deji 2005-02-24 11:12:17 EST
(In reply to comment #3)
> Is there nobody at redhat that uses main menus? IMHO this really needs
> to be fixed before FC4, or users will not find the settings programs!
There is a patch gone into the upstream gnome-panel cvs that takes care of the
settings in the main menu, will probably appear in the next rawhide's
gnome-panel update.
However I still like the old (Red Hat) main menu better; IMHO, its layout is
better than these new variants.
Comment 5 Daniel Malmgren 2005-02-24 11:33:07 EST
(In reply to comment #4)
> However I still like the old (Red Hat) main menu better; IMHO, its layout is
> better than these new variants.

I agree. The best would be if users could choose that menu if they want. The new
menus is just a waste of panel space.
Comment 6 Daniel Malmgren 2005-03-09 05:34:17 EST
I don't want to be rude, but where is the guy responsible for this
component? It's not much point in users reporting bugs if nobody
notices...
Comment 7 Daniel Malmgren 2005-03-17 02:39:53 EST
After upgrading gnome-panel to 2.10.0 this looks like it should again. Closing.

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