This is a great idea to make Ubuntu Dapper look and feel like Mac OSX. Someone, aquila_deus (CMIIW), hacked gtk2 to use mac-style menubars. You can find his patch from http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=6447.
This menu bar is tested with gtk 2.10.1/2/3 & gtk 2.8.19, under compiz-quinn, xfce 4.4 svn, and blackbox.
Note: Screenshot was taken from the original thread without permission.
Several problems with this menu bar:
- Some menubar parts (not menu) may be not repainted well.
- Mouse movement on menubar can’t activate other menus, you have to click or use the old x-window/mac style (press button until you select the target item).
- When you move mouse pointer to menus, it’s treated as the mouse has left menubar.
- You can always move/resize the menubar by Alt+mouse buttons.
Here are how to patch gtk2:
- get gtk2 source
- cd …../…./gtk+-2.10.X (X means the version number)
- patch -p0 < ……./…./gtkmenubar.diff
- configure and make & install
Debs Package for Dapper
You can try this debs package for Dapper:
But I got error when I tried installed this into my Ubuntu Dapper 🙁
Error – The Application “gnome-panel” has quit unexpectedly.
Error – I’ve detected a panel already running, and will now exit.
I will try to install it again. Wish me luck 😀
My wish list:
- Error fix for Dapper debs package
- Ubuntu repo for this package
Original thread from here: