Re: pluggable context menus ...
- From: Seth Nickell <snickell stanford edu>
- To: Jorn Baayen <jorn nl linux org>
- Cc: Michael Meeks <michael ximian com>, Manuel Clos <llanero eresmas net>, James Willcox <jwillcox cs indiana edu>, Dave Camp <dave ximian com>, Alex Larsson <alexl redhat com>, nautilus-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: pluggable context menus ...
- Date: 26 Oct 2002 13:28:31 -0700
Not commenting in either direction really, just noting that a way to
deal with the muscle memory issue is to put constant menu items at the
top, and things that might be relevant to some items and not others (in
this case, e.g. "rotate image) at the very bottom. That way they usually
don't affect distance to common items.
On Sat, 2002-10-26 at 06:52, Jorn Baayen wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-10-26 at 15:37, Michael Meeks wrote:
> > Hi Manuel,
> > On Sat, 2002-10-26 at 11:57, Manuel Clos wrote:
> > > Please, don't put that in the context menu. Is too big already. A file
> > > manager is used to do file operations, not image operations.
> > It's easy to hide the operations in a sub-menu.
> > > This is not goig to be used a lot like
> > > copy/paste/delete/rename/properties/... operations.
> > I think you do have a good point though - which is that that option
> > menu is just far too long; my feeling is we should think about
> > re-arranging it, and/or removing insensitive items [ restore original
> > size being one obvious one - I mean, how many people actually stretch
> > icons ;-] Similarly the 'Move to Trash / Delete / Duplicate / Make Link'
> > stuff seems rather verbose.
> > Seth / Calum; any ideas on what we can do here:
> > http://snorp.coreyo.net/~snorp/nautilus-mime-context-menus-2.png
> > Some things are ridiculous particularly on eg. Desktop files - where
> > there are as many permanantly insensitive options as there are potential
> > ones ;-) 7 vs. 7. It'd be nice to know what other people / OS' do here.
> Hmm, personally I'd hate this, since at least speaking for myself, I
> kind of "remember" where in the menu certain menuitems are in pixel
> terms, so I move my mouse to the position of the menuitem without
> thinking. However, if the menu length varies all the time I'd have to
> reorient all the time.
> Just my 2 cents ..
> > Regards,
> > Michael.
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