@gnome PS. Just saw this: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/06/gnome-app-menu-migration
This is a terrible idea. The current system layout has a very logical hierarchy (Activities <Current Activity/App>). The hamburger menu applies to the current Window not to the app. Conflating window and app messes up the mental model.
If you could let me know which forum is the right place to voice these concerns, I'd be happy to do so there.
I really hope that this decision (if it's a decision) can be reversed.
Multiple windows is a core design pattern of document-based applications: everything from Files to Web to Terminal uses multiple windows.
App-wide functionality should be encapsulated in the app menu. Window-based functionality should exist in the window menu. These are different contexts.
Also, the app menu is an invaluable landmark.
@ginsterbusch @brainblasted @gnome @aral 1. That's not a shining example of adding to a conversation 2. I reject the term 'users' as colonial 3. Regarding your straw men: Design is not 'overthinking'. Striving for consistency, intelligent defaults, usability, and delight in experience design isn't about being condescending about the people who use the things we make, it is about respecting their effort and experience - two pillars of the ethical design manifesto (https://ind.ie/ethical-design).