[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 97445] move menu bar on window title

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Fri Jan 29 15:07:17 PST 2016


V Stuart Foote <vstuart.foote at utsa.edu> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from V Stuart Foote <vstuart.foote at utsa.edu> ---
This is possible, but not trivial and it would require conceptual changes to LO
behavior circumventing the Windows Desktop Environment defaults. We generally
do not do that.

In MS Windows the frame holding the Title is referred to as the "non-client
area", an it includes the title bar, icon, window border, caption buttons. 

It is controlled by the MS Desktop Windows Manager (DWM) APIs.

This MSDN article describes what would need to be done.


So, yes we could replace the standard frame with a custom frame, and populate
the frame with our standard menu--which would be visually cool. But the project
would then be responsible for replicating the Windows DWM controls  that we've
removed with our custom frame. We'll also have to support HiDPI graphics with
whatever we implement. 

So, while visually appealing, it would expose the project to ill-will and a bad
UX if we make the UI unstable. Additionally, we'd need to be sure we could
maintain this over the long term, or we'd be faced with complaints of
non-compliant UI as with support of OS X Aqua.

If this were easy/reliable more cross platform projects would implement it on

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