Menu Bar as a Window Status Bar

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Menu Bar as a Window Status Bar

Postby Srtest » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:18 am

Sometimes in the AOS4 iteration of drawers and files you lose focus of the old menu bar even if the bar is always on top because lots of details are available and can act as throw away objects and in details I also means lines, rectangles and mixed views so what could help is a representation of desktop in each window/drawer thus the menu bar is an obvious choice. This can also be a complementary feature as a desktop allows access to functions and directories so each of those should also allow a sort of reverse access without minimizing or changing any shape or form of a graphical object.
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Re: Menu Bar as a Window Status Bar

Postby nbache » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:01 am

I have to admit I simply do not understand what you are describing and/or asking for.

Could you please explain in a little more detail, perhaps with an example?

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Re: Menu Bar as a Window Status Bar

Postby trixie » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:32 pm

I am lost as well :(
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Re: Menu Bar as a Window Status Bar

Postby AlexC » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:21 pm

@nbache/trixie
I understand it as showing the menu from the window title (or right below it) rather than on the screen titlebar.
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Re: Menu Bar as a Window Status Bar

Postby nbache » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:49 pm

AlexC wrote:@nbache/trixie
I understand it as showing the menu from the window title (or right below it) rather than on the screen titlebar.
Oh, like you can in MUI? Yeah, maybe that's what is meant.

Well, ReAction/Intuition cannot do that. Maybe an alternative solution could be to set menus to pop up under the mouse pointer? This can be done in GUI Prefs.

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Re: Menu Bar as a Window Status Bar

Postby Srtest » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:22 am

What I'm saying is that tabs like those often talked about concerning file managers and Shell should be candidates for a way in which the bigger picture desktop and old school menu bar can be displayed inside universal windows (apps/utils) and opened drawers. My suggestion is the lower bar of such windows and contained graphical objects be dedicated to such access in order of allowing a user to stay "with" each window and/or app he currently uses. I know the difference between MUI utils and system utils where my focus is on both, that is on what's considered a micro managed display that if chosen alongside many such displays can create an abundance of information not including the simple fact that sometimes you have to clear the screen or rearrange it to get a way into those basic Workbench functions. Why not have all functions at your fingertips regardless of where your pointer is at, as this is the major ability of Workbench and its native GUI's uses (bear in mind I'm not talking about shortcuts).
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Re: Menu Bar as a Window Status Bar

Postby chris » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:23 pm

@srtest

Can you mock up a screenshot?
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Re: Menu Bar as a Window Status Bar

Postby xenic » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:17 pm

@chris
chris wrote:@srtest
Can you mock up a screenshot?

That's a good idea because even after reading both of srtest's posts twice, I still don't understand what he's describing.
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Re: Menu Bar as a Window Status Bar

Postby Petrol » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:52 pm

Application menu inside application Window instead of screen titlebar?

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Re: Menu Bar as a Window Status Bar

Postby Srtest » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:19 am

2 should add to 3rd.
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