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Re: [Denemo-devel] Menu overhaul

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] Menu overhaul
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 13:02:34 +0000

I have done this now
On Sun, 2009-12-20 at 17:15 +0000, Richard Shann wrote:
> The object menu is getting too crowded. I can see some rationalizations
> to make that will improve finding the command that is wanted. Recall
> that it is already possible to put any command you like onto (the)
> button bar (check Titles etc in view) using a right click option.
> I propose that the main menu has
> File Navigate Edit View Mode Playback More Help Educational
> and that object menu has 
> Score Movements Staffs/Voices Measures Notes/Rests Chords Clefs Keys
> Time Signatures Lyrics Directives

In fact it makes sense to order them going from large to small and left
to right, which I have done. Lyrics is the odd one out, I have put it at
the end.
I have done quite a bit of other tidying, so look out for and report any
lost scripts (e.g. a dialog saying script loaded when you try to execute
a command, or script not found).
We now have a place for things like standalone Tempo marks and MIDI
directives (e.g. bank change), under Directives.
I have started by putting in some contributed by DanW


> The displaced items are Cursor (goes under Navigate), Bookmarks (also
> under Navigate), Markings (goes under Directives), Midi also under
> Directives) and Instruments and Other (go to various places).
> The new one (and the most difficult to name) is the Directives: this is
> anything in the horizontal line of the music which is not a note/chord.
> They can be standalone markings like Allegro, or instructions on how to
> modify the MIDI output etc. As they are represented by Denemo
> Directives, and as there is no generic name for such things (they are
> markings on paper, but effects in MIDI) I thought we might allow
> ourselves one invented term. (The word directive in English  means
> something that is intended to cause an effect from the point at which it
> is issued). Alternative: Markings/Effects?
> The items under Other should go as follows:
> Edit Chord Symbols goes to Chord, Chord Symbols submenu
> Figured Bass items goes to Chord, Figured Bass submenu
> The Lilypond ones are deprecated, but have not been replaced so they
> need to go to Directives, Notes/Rests and Chord as appropriate.
> Clear Overlay is present on the control panel and can be omitted (it
> could be scripted back to a location of the user's choice).
> Execute Scheme, could go into Edit menu.
> The items under Instruments should go under the music object they apply
> to (e.g. fingerings under Notes->markings).
> The current tempo markings etc, which are attached to chords can go into
> a submenu of chords, while the new ones that DanW has contributed should
> be the main ones under Directives.
> comments?
> Richard
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