The next version of KDE will feature the option to move the application menu that comes standard in most applications. Martin Gräßlin, who maintains this area of the KDE Plasma Workspace, detailed this feature in a blog post yesterday.
In KDE 4.10, there will be several options presented in the "Application Appearance" section of System Settings. Users can hide the menu, enable a global menu at the top of their screens, or tuck the menu away in a button displayed in an application's title bar.
This arrives as big news to users that have come to see application menus as adding too much clutter to the user experience. In his blog post, Gräßlin described himself as one such user.
"I’m someone who is hardly using the menu," Gräßlin said. "I get too lost in it."
Gräßlin maintains the KDE Plasma Compositor and Window Manager (KWin) component of the KDE Plasma Workspace. He has maintained KWin since 2010 and contributed to KDE since 2008.
KDE 4.10 is scheduled to release on February 6, 2013. This will be the eleventh release in the KDE 4.0 line, which debuted back in January of 2008.