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Re: My GWorkspace feature request


From: Eric Christopherson
Subject: Re: My GWorkspace feature request
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 17:00:41 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.4i

On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 11:15:01PM +0200, Philippe C.D. Robert wrote:
> On Monday, June 23, 2003, at 10:09 PM, MJ Ray wrote:
> 
> >Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf <address@hidden> 
> >wrote:
> >>On 23.06.2003 19:48:38 MJ Ray wrote:
> >>>Philippe C.D Robert <address@hidden> wrote:
> >>>>I do not, at least not intentionally. Contextual menus are as much
> >>>>hidden as any other submenu of the app's menu.
> >>>How does one detach a context menu to make it continuously visible?  
> >>>I
> >>>do that often with submenus when I use them a lot.
> >>Why should anyone want this? IMHO you did not understand contextual 
> >>menus.
> >
> >IMHO you did not understand the context of this question.  I reject the
> >assertion that context menus are only has hidden as submenus because
> >they cannot be made visible outside their temporary pop-up state.
> 
> It is the purpose of a contextual menu to be only valid in a certain 
> context, it would break the concept of contextual menus to have them 
> outside of the context, so what is your point here exactly ... ?

I think it's conceivable though to have a detached context menu which would
change every time you picked a new object; it would be like an inspector
pretty much, except laid out like a menu. The problem I see with it,
however, is that it would require objects to be selected first, before you
could use the menu.

Anyway, MJ Ray's claim that it is in some way impossible or illogical to
have detachable context menus is useless FUD and neither here nor there. You
can't detach transient menus either. Big deal.

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