Some newer toy apps are using the Gears menu, also Gedit and Firefox.
But there seems to be many larger programs like GMail (Evolution), Gimp, Inkscape and even the Gnome terminal which still uses textual menubar.
So I wonder what to use for medium size application. For toy apps with only few menu entries gears menus seems to be fine, and they look more “modern”.
But I wonder if using tools like Inkscape with gears menu would become less user friendly.
I have recently tested both, textual menu and gears menu together with GAcctions, using the Nim bindings. Both is fine, but it is hard to decide which to use. I guess I will use gears menus, because of the more modern look, but usage for users may become difficult if the menu gets many entries.