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RE: Discoverability (was: Changes for 28)

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Discoverability (was: Changes for 28)
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 12:05:17 -0700 (PDT)

> > there are countervailing good reasons to move them
> > from Edit (e.g. to File).
> Where did you see a Go To item under File?  It makes no sense.

I don't know that I saw it anywhere.

It makes more sense to me than putting it under
`Edit'.  Likewise `Bookmarks', which is also
(typically) about moving somewhere.

Just as `File' often has entries for accessing
recently opened files, so I see it as having
entries for accessing other "locations".

But I'm not going to argue with you.  It was a
parenthetical remark, which you've jumped on
defensively with comments about `Edit' not being
random etc.  You're well aware that I'm aware of
the deliberation that's gone into menu choices.

I suggest that it would help to move search to
a top-level menu (`Search' or `Find').  And I
suggest that the "go-somewhere" stuff on `Edit'
be moved elsewhere (`File' is an OK choice, IMO).

Just a suggestion.

I don't think `Edit' should be a catch basin.
But yes, neither should `File' or `Tools' or ...

FWIW, I've had it this way in `menu-bar+.el' since
1995.  I have other changes there as well, some of
which fit some of what Xah Lee says.

One feature that I think is particularly helpful is
that the local (current-mode) menus are separated
from the others (common menus).  The local menus
come first, followed by a separator and then the
common menus.


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