Task #2074

macOS toolbar should support application name approch

Added by Zbigniew Rebacz over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:09/21/2020
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Zbigniew Rebacz% Done:


Category:CtrlLibSpent time:-
Target version:Release 2021.1 - NTH


On the mac in global menu bar application name is displayed like "Chrome", "Finder". Only U++ application doesn't support such feature (TheIDE).

The main goal of this task is to add support (on the CtrlLib level). So instead of about in help, I would like to have "TheIDE" -> "About" on macOS.

Would be nice if it will be in 2020.2.

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#1 Updated by Zbigniew Rebacz over 3 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Task

#3 Updated by Miroslav Fidler over 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Miroslav Fidler to Zbigniew Rebacz

This is hard call: One thing is MacOS integration, other thing is that we are happy to have TheIDE almost identical on all platforms.

I guess developed applications are free to name the first menu item as they wish, but I like that TheIDE is almost exactly the same as with Win10 and Linux...

#4 Updated by Zbigniew Rebacz over 3 years ago

The main problem with the current approch for macOS is that the active application is identify by it's toolbar. Please noticed that there is no clues which application is currently active besides toolbar. Dock doesn't signalize this.

If you want to have consistent toolbars between platforms. I proposed to add this first entry on mac "TheIDE" (Bolded) with empty content. It' will look strange, so optimally I would add there "About" option (as for almost all apps on mac) there and hide it in current "Help menu" (ifdef).

Would it be great to have global menu in GUI tutorial. Could you give me the rights to tutorials repo?

#5 Updated by Zbigniew Rebacz over 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from Release 2020.2 - NTH to Release 2021.1 - NTH

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