Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
No. Interface design since the beginning of time says that Apple is doing it the right way.
Fewer people use multiple monitors than ever before, so it makes exactly as much sense as it always has.
What are you talking about! More people are using multiple monitors than ever before. In every office I have ever seen. I have 3 at work.
I don't think Macs handle second monitors well. However, I don't think Windows does either. This is an area that most operating systems (all commonly used ones?) do not handle well. It's actually a big deal and yet somehow no one has address it yet.
And what you basically said in your answer is "You're holding it wrong". No. Power users want flexibility.
that said, dacloo the reason Macs don't have menus inside the application is a simple but important reason. There is infinite space above the menu bar on Macs. On Windows you have to stop just SHORT of the top of the screen and potentially "miss" the menu if zooming up with the cursor fast. I think Tognazzini (http://www.asktog.com/
) discussed this one time. He is a GUI expert. Many of his OS X criticisms still stand. But little details like this are why Mac OS is easier to use than Windows, and consequently more powerful.
Marvin I like that SecondMenuBar. Seems like it would be a nice little check-box option in Appearance Prefs. I think you said it best, it would be a nice option, perhaps to have to go and turn on in Prefs.