Re: what's going on with menus?

Am Di, den 25.05.2004 um 17:45 Uhr +0100 schrieb Calum Benson:
> [...]

> > I've revamped it a bit:
> >
> > Hopefully the complexity isn't unbearable. This should even fit power
> > users' needs.
> Hmm, does the shown/hidden filter really help you any more than sorting
> the list on the "Show" column?  And likewise, if we decided the
> before/after filter was important, wouldn't adding a sortable 'Date
> Added' column to the Applications list solve the same problem?  I think
> I'd need to be convinced about this feature though... what's the use
> case, and how common is it?  I know I've never thought about dates any
> time I've been editing my Windows Start menu-- nor do I have the
> faintest idea of when I added anything to it anyway :)

As always, you're totally right :).

> Well done for spotting that I forgot about editing the top-level entries
> in my original sketch though :)  I'm not sure having an entry for it
> feels quite right in a flat list, though... we probably want to avoid
> 'special' entries if we can (which as Mark pointed out, should probably
> go for the "All" item too-- making the menu list multi-selectable might
> well be good enough to keep power users happy).  Perhaps it might make
> more sense just to have a tree view with "Main Menu" at the root,
> although admittedly that would also start making things a bit wide...
> +-Main Menu
> | |-Accessibility
> | |-Accessories
> | +-Desktop Preferences
> | | |-Accessibility
> | | |-Advanced
> | |-Games
Do you like it? Should we reintroduce the "Menus" label although there
is a "Main Menu" row? What about renaming the applications label to
something more verbose like: "Applications in TestMenu #1 and TestMenu
#5:"? Of course, it would adapt to "All applications:" when needed.


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