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GNOME and KDE: In Search of the Perfect Menu

Sep 22, 2009, 14:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Although many desktop features, such as the panel, differ in only minor ways between desktops, menus are another matter. GNOME, KDE, and Xfce all offer beginners a classic menu with sub-menus that open out across the desktop.

"But KDE also offers two more advanced choices, Kickoff and Lancelot. In addition, both GNOME and KDE include minimalist menu tools best suited for advanced users. A survey of these choices makes for an interesting study in interface design and user preference. Classic Menus

"For years, the classic menu was the standard on all computer desktops. It has gone through several variations, including Windows' dynamic menus that only display the items you use most often until you expand them, and GNOME's division into a menu bar with top level menus for applications, places, and system configuration. But the basic idea does not vary much."

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