Re: App menu Help/About consistency

On Mon, 2013-11-25 at 13:35 +0000, Allan Day wrote:
Hey Michael!

Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro gnome org> wrote:
Many of our apps put Help above About in the app menu, but many put
About above Help.  Many of the About labels are "About <app name>", but
many omit the app name. Many place a separator between Help/About
(whichever is last) and Quit, but many don't.

You're not the first to ask that question... ;)

Can we define a proper way of handling these standard elements? Every
detail matters....

Sure, that's what I've been working to do with the new HIG, which has
a page on application menus [1].

I don't have a massively strong opinion on the label used for the
about item, or how help/about/quit should be grouped. I just went with
what feels right to me. Discussion is welcome, and all that.

FWIW, I think that core apps shouldn't have an about menu item at all,
and it's what I've done in Totem^WVideos for example.


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