Re: Style Guide suggestion

Gleef wrote:
> Therefore I would vote that Preferences... be required to be under File.
> It's not pretty, but it would be consistant.  And besides, Preferences are
> stored in a File, so it isn't a non-sensical location.

I disagree. File menu should only contain options related to the file.
> One thing I despise about Windows is having to hunt around each menu for
> items saying 'Config', 'Options', 'Preferences', etc.  So in GNOME needs
> one name, and one place.  Also, Preferences (or whatever it is decided to
> be called), should contain ALL and ONLY application-wide settings.  There
> should be a separate entry with a standard name (perhaps File Options...)
> for settings that affect the open file only.

Options that affect the file should be called "Properties" and should
be under the "File" menu or equivalend (Document,Image, whatever object
the application handles).

Options that affect the application ("Preferences") should be under the 
"Edit" menu.

> For a look at what not to do, look at Microsoft Word 95's Options menu.
> You have to go to the same dialog box you select your screen display
> options from to set a password for the open file.

I agree. Word97 config options are a big mess to me (perhaps because it
is too big)

... null

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