RE: Menu UI issues
- From: Paul Hepworth <phepworth s-vision com>
- To: "'gnome-list gnome org'" <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: RE: Menu UI issues
- Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 14:28:30 -0700
> Obviously, by default, the top-level menu gets pinned to the top of
> the application window, which gives them a familiar UI.
> There ought to be a way to work a toolbar into this same system, so
> that a toolbar is just another menu with icons that a user can pin
> into their application window.
I agree with this. "A menu is just a toolbar" is a good idea. I don't
think the right-mouse menu should match the application main menu,
however. The right-mouse menu should be a context-menu with only the
stuff relevant in the current context. Nothing wrong with a submenu at
the bottom for "Main menu -->", though.
I definitely like the idea of the menubar being *optional*. I.e. if I
choose not to have a menubar tool pinned to the top of my window, that's
fine. (I definitely prefer OS/2 file windows with no menu bar to the
screen-wasting menu&toolbar-adorned win95 ones, for instance.)
> [ warning: this is a stealth pie menu message ]
What the heck is a pie menu?
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