Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 147552
Main menu strangeness
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:00 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.
(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.
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
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.
(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...
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!
(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
However I still like the old (Red Hat) main menu better; IMHO, its layout is
better than these new variants.
(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.
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
After upgrading gnome-panel to 2.10.0 this looks like it should again. Closing.