On 2010-12-28 21:01:32 +0000, nospam said:
You do make a very good point, but when Apple put the menu bar at the
top the Mac had a 9 inch screen which I remember using very well.
I know that people often say that the menu bar is quicker because of
course the mouse cursor can't go over the edge at the top but it is
difficult to believe that it is and with my main screen, at 24 inches,
it really does feel slower :)
I think the psychological thing is possibly more important than real
speed. The nano-seconds saved don't amount to very much, but the
feeling of "I have to go all the way up to the top of the screen again"
In fact I don't use a regular mouse myself at all. I use a roller and a
Kensington track ball. Both of these I much prefer to the standard
I wouldn't personally want to see menu items in application windows, I
quite like the idea of a floating menu bar :) This menu bar could have
a keyboard short-cut that meant that it would go to wherever the mouse
cursor is when you pressed the shortcut.