Re: The Help Menu

On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, M.Watson wrote:

> Bowie Poag wrote:
> > <Stuff about "About" snipped>
> >
> > A simple little Gnome Footprint present in the menu bar of each apps
> > window would do the trick nicely, at first thought. I'm open to
> > suggestions. Even yours, Tom. ;) hee
> > 
> I think it would be bad to over-use the GNOMEprint in such a fashion. It
> already has a use, which is to signify menus/drawers on the panel.
> "About" should stay under help, because (1) that is where it has always
> been, and (2) knowing the copyright and version info is a form of
> "Help." Besides, do we have to flaunt convention simply because we can?

>From what I hear, this issue has been over many times on the list
already. Hopefully I can add something new:

Has anyone suggested using the application's icon instead of the
gnomeprint? I think this has several advantages:

* It doesn't overload the meaning of the gnomeprint.
* It doesn't put it all over your screen.
* It identifies GNOME programs as such, but it also serves other purposes
  (so it doesn't look funny on a pure-GNOME environment).
* It identifies an app at a glance.
* It suggests this-app-menu (which is really what it is) rather than

Tim Moore

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