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Re: Horizontal menus.

From: Stefan Urbanek
Subject: Re: Horizontal menus.
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 15:14:21 +0200

On 2003-05-15 23:36:08 +0200 Ian Jones <address@hidden> wrote:

Daniel Luederwald wrote:


Horizontal menus are inefficient on large screens and totaly impractical on 
multihead or xinerama type installations. I have seen this discussion played 
out many times here before. I personally would feel much happier if this desire 
and effort were put towards making what we already have stable and usable for 
people to develop applications on top of before people start changing things so 
that it starts to look and behave like their OSX machine. If you want OSX then 
use OSX, as far as I know the way GNUstep looks and feels was never inteded to 
emulate OSX and all its mistakes.

Will some 'bring menu to this screen' or 'bring menu near the mouse' function 
be sufficient? Or what about keyboard menu navigation? On the other hand, in 
well behaved application you have all frequently used functions reachable by 
shortcuts and other functionality in panels/inspectors/whatever. Moreover, 
there is still possibility to detach menus. I mean, there should be some 
compromise to satisfy more experienced users/expert environments.


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