Re: gnome-core / gnome-applets 1.1.5 "Intimidating Rainbow" released

Speaking of problems with Gnome menus, here another:

Repro:  Put a Panel on the right edge of your screen and then 
	right-mouseclick toward the right edge of the Panel.  

Result:	The arrows pointing to submenus are on the right edge of
	menu, even though when you select a submenu it is 
	displayed on the left.  

Expect:	Arrows pointing to submenus should always be rendered on
	the edge of the panel when the submenus will be displayed.

Chuck Dale wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm assuming a total rework and usability assessment of the menuing code
> is on the cards. Definitely Gnome menus are much more difficult to
> navigate even than Windows menus. And nothing near Mac.
> There was an interesting article that was linked from LWN some time back
> which compared the Mac and Windows user interfaces, highlighting the
> many mistakes that Microsoft had made. One of the gripes mentioned was
> the menuing code. Macs include a number of algorithms and assumptions
> that make menuing much easier. For example smart timeouts for moving
> among menus - having a longer timeout if the mouse is moving in a
> certain direction etc.
> Sorry if this has been discussed before but I was thinking about it the
> other day as I drove myself mad going into a deep menu hierarchy. The
> current code seems very simplistic but then I'm running quite an old
> Gnome (core 1.0.4) so perhaps it has been looked at in the later
> releases.
> If there has already been discussion on this or anyone knows of relevant
> sites for looking at the issues in making menus as easy to navigate as
> possible for users then please send some links.
> Bye!
> Chuck
> Wrote Gustavo Joćo Alves Marques Carneiro on Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 11:28:21AM +0000:
> >       I haven't seen this release yet, but I'd like to ask for a timeout
> > in the menu. I assume you guys have very powerful machines with lots o
> > ram, etc., but many people don't. And whenever I access the menu, as I
> > move the mouse some of the submenus try to popup before the pointer
> > reaches de menu I want, which is very annoying and ineficient (it causes
> > every pixmap in that submenu to be loaded).
> >
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