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Unity Global Menu Idea by DigitallyDestined Unity Global Menu Idea by DigitallyDestined
Ubuntu Unity will come by default with a Global Menu meaning that the menu of application will be shown in the Unity panel and not the application window. In Unity 10.10 clicking on the name of the application in the menu panel doesn't actually do anything. In the global menu applet for Gnome 2x clicking on the name of the application (top screenshot) brings up a window list. I think that this space could be used more effectively. The two mock-ups show what I have in mind. The menu shows when the application was launched, how long its been running, how much of the CPU its using, the amount of memory its using, end the process killing it immediately as well as allowing the user to report bugs (maybe thorough launchpad), rate the application through the Ubuntu software centre ( a new feature that should be coming to the software centre soon) and to uninstall the application without opening the software centre. When the uninstall option is pressed then a warning and password dialogue appear before the application is uninstalled (requiring root password). Let me know what you think ~ Peace - w"salaam
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I would like this SO much better than the current Unity design...
ThiagoBezzy Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Um sonho que apesar de bvio, est muito distante /=

Os desenvolvedores parece que so cegos .-.
paer76 Sep 7, 2011  Student General Artist
THIS IS really coool it lookmor like gnome 3 ui Wow im impressed
amazing! what's the font of the second image?
DigitallyDestined Apr 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
the Ubuntu font :D
Are those menues iOS stylish? They are even the same options...
DigitallyDestined Jan 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The mockup is similar to how the menus will be displayed in Ubuntu 11.04 with the exception of the application name not doing anything in the panel.
putting those statistics in the main menu sounds like a great idea. however, i dont think something as critical and rarely used as an uninstall item should be included. rather, we can try something like windows 7 jumplists: display common actions such as play/pause for media players, current status for messenger apps etc. maybe something which detects the (x) most commonly used items in the menu for each application.
great idea though, try submitting as an idea on the gnome-globalmenu page. [link] =D
DigitallyDestined Dec 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I think that kind of functionality should be built into the Unity Launcher instead of the menu but I do agree adding the uninstall option to the menu may not be the best idea but it makes the process of uninstalling a piece of software much faster and easier.
this is a fantastic idea.
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