Re: Recently used applications

On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 07:45:53PM -0500, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 19:37, Todd Kulesza wrote:
> > How about organizing the "Recent Documents" menu by application type? 
> > For instance, text documents would be group together, spread sheets 
> > would be grouped togeter, etc.  Then there could be a header menu item 
> > for each group which launches the default application for that file type 
> > without loading a document.  Say you have The GIMP setup to handle image 
> > files and AbiWord set as your word processor--you'd have a list like:
> > 
> Your general idea is good, but association with an application is
> probably bad (part of the purpose of recent documents is to escape the
> concept of applications).
> an idea i had that is similar is a top level "Recent" menu, that
> contains sub-menu categories such as "pictures," "spreadsheets,"
> "Movies"  etc. The one issue that i'm most concerned about though is
> that the menu entries are not static and may change often. (which may be
> confusing)

Using most frequently used instead of recently used would make the menus
fairly static, and changing only when the usage pattern of the user

> dave
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