Re: Dynamic help menus for 3.2

On Fri, 2011-10-07 at 18:22 -0400, Shaun McCance wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-10-07 at 15:01 -0500, Diego Escalante Urrelo wrote:
> > Don't know if you have considered this but in OSX some applications
> > have a search entry in its Help menu, this entry searches among all
> > the menu items and also Help topics. It's really useful for
> > applications with *huge* menus like FinalCut.
> > It's has been a lifesaver the few times I've been unable to remember
> > where a menu item was or what was the exact name of one.
> > 
> > Might not be next best thing as-is, but perhaps it serves as
> > inspiration for something else.
> That actually works as well in my prototypes, but it might not
> be in good enough shape for 3.4. The interaction with a text
> entry in a menu is really hard in GTK+. GtkMenu just wasn't
> designed to do that.

Yeah, it wasn't.  We have an implementation in our IDO library, you're
welcome to use.  If there's interest we can look at how this could move
into GTK+.

Hope that helps.


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