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Re: [XBoard-devel] Menu organization

From: Arun Persaud
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] Menu organization
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 09:53:29 -0800
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On 11/23/2010 04:31 AM, h.g. muller wrote:
> [changing the menu] Perhaps this should
> all go
> to a separate main category 'Configuration' (or would there be a better
> name?
> 'View',perhaps?).

I'm all for that... I would suggest that, if we can, we use names  and
order of items from


That is: File, Edit, View,..., Windows, Help

Windows might be a useful additions, since we now have quite a few of
them and perhaps at one point XBoard will learn how to open new games in
a new window?

> I am not sure if the items Load Next/Previous Game/Position in the
> 'File' menu
> are still useful now that there is a Game List. (I must admit that I
> don't know
> if the gamelist is used for position files,though; I never tried that).

I think we could remove them and use the functionality in the Game list
and make sure that we provide keyboard shortcuts for next/previous.

> The placing of Copy/Paste Game/Position in the 'File' menu is a bit
> unconventional.
> Normally they would be in an 'Edit' menu,which we don't have. Would it
> be an
> improvement to have one, end then also put 'Edit tags' and 'Edit
> Comment' in there,


> and perhaps 'Edit Game' and Édit Position' as well? I am in doubt about
> the latter
> two, as they are so obviously belong amongst the modes as well, but it
> would not be a problem to have duplicat menu items for the same function.

yeah, not sure what the best would be for those two...


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