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[Discuss] Gnome Shell menubar compared to Ubuntu Unity?

On 11/16/2012 06:43 PM, Matthew Gillen wrote:
> On 11/16/2012 6:18 PM, John Abreau wrote:
>> I just tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows 7 laptop using WUBI,
>> and after googling for focus-follows-mouse, I found instructions that
>> suggested also uninstalling appmenu-*.
>> When I gave that a try, after logging out and logging in again, it put the
>> menus back into the individual apps, which is what I prefer. I'm very happy
>> to see this option!
>> Is this possible with Gnome Shell on Fedora 17? If it were, I would find it
>> a *huge* usability improvement!
> What you're describing is a Unity thing, not a Gnome Shell thing.  Gnome
> Shell does not do that obnoxious Apple-ish behavior with window menus...
> Short answer: yes, you get sane window menus on Fedora 17 by default.
I can confirm that on Fedora 17 I have focus follows mouse with
auto_raise. This is configurable via the gconf editor.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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