Re: Dynamic help menus for 3.2

On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 16:19, Ted Gould <ted gould cx> wrote:
> 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+.

Guess it would be better if applications wouldn't need to duplicate
workarounds, so maybe we could fix GtkMenu so we don't need a subclass
of GtkMenuItem specific for containing entries?

Maybe Cody has already some thoughts about what needs to be fixed in



> Hope that helps.
>                --Ted
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