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Re: Add lgrep/rgrep commands to Edit > Search submenu

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Add lgrep/rgrep commands to Edit > Search submenu
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:45:03 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

> All search stuff should be together, in a Search menu. That includes things 
> like
> grep and occur.
> It doesn't matter much whether Search is a submenu of the Edit menu or the 
> Tools
> menu. However, one reason to not put Search under Edit could be that some 
> modes
> might want to remove Edit but keep search stuff.
> Personally, I put the Search menu at the top level. And I include as submenus 
> of
> Search things like replace, tags, bookmarks, and goto. Those are all
> search-like, IMO.

I think this is a good idea because currently even "Go To" submenu
contains search commands like "Find Tag", "Tags Apropos".

> FWIW, I also agree with Kim's suggestion (on the bug list) to move Options 
> from
> the top level. I'd sooner see Options under Edit, and Search at the top level.
> Or both under Edit. Or Options under Edit and Search under Tools.
> Typical places for setting preferences are under Edit or File. Moving Options
> from the top level to Edit or File would obviate some of the problems (e.g.
> currently, for GNUS, in the bug list) for menu-bar space. And users would 
> still
> have no problem finding Options - they do so for other apps (Options typically
> being called something like Preferences, Settings, or Configure Settings).

What is interesting is that Firefox has the Preferences item
under Edit on GNU/Linux, but under Tools on Windows.

Juri Linkov

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