A draggable menuBar . . .
Well, ever since I started using Runtime Revolution (about 2001 as far as I can work out) I have tweaked the Menu bar on MacOS so it can be moved around.
At one point I made a whole system to make the menus vertical, and all sorts of other 'nonsense'.
As I generally work with computers that have at least 2 monitors connected (and have done since 2003) I often 'park' the menu bar 'off' on one of my side monitors as I almost never use the thing, or I minimise it to the Dock.
Now I am sure Thy way of working is not My way of working, and that's a good thing as I cannot abide conformity: so to enforce conformity (as LC DOES on macOS unless the end-user hacks things) should, as far as I am concerned, be discouraged.
In the IDE there IS a preferences stack, and there is no earthly reason why the preferences on offer in that stack cannot be greatly expanded.
This is a drastic break from standard interface design. Users expect these things and I greatly worry the experiment will burn OpenXTalk Lite.
Nothing much is getting 'burnt' right now for 2 simple reasons:
1. There are probably about 5 people world wide messing around with variants of OXT.
2. As OXT is FREE and Open Source it is exactly like my Devawriter Pro: I keep churning new versions of the damn thing out: what the uptake is, if any, I just don't know (and, oddly enough, I don't care that much as my motives lie elsewhere).
standard interface design
Perhaps you'd like to tell that to the Haiku lot, or Apple (who have broken their own HUG several times - and their HUG was imposed unilaterally only as part of their hunt for market share, not because they give a flying "fffff" about Thee and me), or anyone else for that matter.
Personally I do believe Ease-Of-Use should be King, not conforming to someone's cooked up standard.
That one may end up in the 'dock' for something unmentionable.