Re: patch: bug 82115

Hi Dave (and Dave),

A major improvement to the usability of the context menu wrt to the
default action, etc, would be to actually state what the default action
was in the context menu. So currently we have:

->Open with ->

The problem is that its actually rather painful to get at what "Open"
will, well, open with. User confidence in double click doing what they
want could be increased if they could occasionally reinforce that by
seeing what the double click action will do. I would suggest....

->Open with AppName
->Open with... ->

It breaks the convention of "..." a little, but serves to emphasize the
difference between it and the previous item. Alternatively, the arrow
may be sufficient. I'm cc'ing Calum since he may have thoughts here.


On Sun, 2002-09-01 at 01:30, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> It does? ok well than ignore that :)
> dave
> On Sun, 2002-09-01 at 02:23, Dave Camp wrote:
> > The HIG says that the first item on the context menu should be the
> > default action for the item (same as double clicking).
> > 
> > -dave
> > 
> > On Sat, 2002-08-31 at 23:17, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> > > This patch removes the open action from the visible ui since it is
> > > always the default action for both the keyboard and the mouse. I kept
> > > the ctrl+O keybinding for open though, and it would be nice if space bar
> > > worked as well. It is my understanding that context menus are used for
> > > alternative actions, and based on use patterns who is going to context
> > > click and than open as oppose to just single or double clicking, or
> > > hiting the enter key. Anyway I haven't talked to calum about this one
> > > yet, so I would like his input and anyone elses, just in case i'm on
> > > crack :)
> > > 
> > > dave
> > > 
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