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Re: My GWorkspace feature request


From: Alex Perez
Subject: Re: My GWorkspace feature request
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 13:59:52 -0700 (PDT)

> On 2003-06-19 13:43:12 +0000 Enrico Sersale <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>>> The NeXT UI guidelines have this to say, among other things:
>>>
>>> "Menus provide users a point of entry for all the functionality of an
>>> application, its obscure and common features alike."
>>>
>>> [snip]
>>
>> Well, at this point, If all the people agree, I can remove them. Let
>> me know...

I disagree as well, for exactly the same reason. There's *absolutely* no
reason why, *if* the items that are available in a context-sensitive menu
are also available elsewhere that this code should be removed. I like
context-sensitive menus. I can work more quickly with them. I think we
need to learn how to find some middle ground, here, folks. And the obvious
middle ground is to set a policy that says "context sensitive menus are
allowed, but only when the items in them are accessable through the main
Application menu as well. If that is the case, then everybody should be
happy. A number of the people in here just like to disagree for the hell
of it, it seems.

Alex Perez

> well... I disagree :)
> functions available in context menus should be available in the standard
> menu (or elsewhere, on some panel or inspector), I think we all agree on
> that point. But I don't see why contextual menus shouldn't exist for
> experienced users. Contextual menus should display functions for the
> current pointed object, that's all. It's a matter of concerns.
>
> --
> Nicolas Roard
>
>
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