Applications menu and shortcuts inconsistency

Bug #1062179 reported by Charis Kouzinopoulos
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Most applications that are included or can be installed in Ubuntu have inconsistent menus and/or shortcuts. This leads to a Desktop Environment that appears to be inconsistent and amateurish to the end users. The solution to this is relatively easy by creating a set of HIG guidelines that could be enforced to application developers or patched in to the existing applications.

A menu example (different order and wording):

Gnome Terminal menu
File->Open Terminal
File->Open Tab

Nautilus menu
File->New Tab
File->New Window

A menu trigger (different triggers):

Nautilus menu
File->New _T_ab
File->New _W_indow

Chromium menu
File->New _T_ab
File->_N_ew Window

Different shortcuts:
Redo in gedit: ctrl-shift-z
Redo in libreoffice writer: ctrl-y dsfs
Redo in chromium: ctrl-shift-z

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ubuntu-desktop 1.286
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.26-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 5 13:22:46 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Beta i386 (20120926)
SourcePackage: ubuntu-meta
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Charis Kouzinopoulos (charis) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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