Re: Additional Panel Menus (was Re: [Usability]recent documents in panel)

Le sam 14/09/2002 à 17:05, Dave Bordoley a écrit :
> Hi James:
> On Sat, 2002-09-14 at 02:07, James Willcox wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I'm putting together a patch that uses my recent-files code in the
> > panel.  Here's what it looks like so far: 
> >
> > 
> I think this is a cool idea, but with some caveats. First, I know seth
> is planning on moving all the preferences and settings out of
> applications menus and into the main menu. My main concern is that we
> may add too many menus to the top panel, cluttering it and potentially
> annoying some users. Of course this concern can be easily addressed
> if/when we move to using the menubar applet, which allows the user to
> choose what menus they would like to be available. 
> > I would like to know what the usability crowd thinks about where this
> > menu should go, how it should look, etc.  I think it would also be cool
> > to have a "recent applications" menu as well (I used this all the time
> > back when I had a mac).
> I'm sort of mixed on the recent applications menu, while i think it may
> be a good idea, i think a task menu would be in general more powerful. I
> haven't thought this through too much but this menu would probably
> something like:
> Tasks
> |-Browse the web
> |-Compose a Document
> |-Search for Files
> |-Send an Email
> |-Take a Screenshot
> |-Help

Funny, we have implemented such a menu in Mdk Linux since 8.2.. We
called this sub-menus "What to do?" (because Tasks would not have been
very clear for newbies..)

Some screenshots (based on Mdk 8.2): and 
Frederic Crozat

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