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Re: Brief descriptions in menu entries

On Wed, 29 Oct 2003, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> Bruce Sass dijo [Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 05:08:12PM -0700]:
> > Sure, instead of genericnames.  User sees "Internet/konqueror", thinks
> > wtf is that, RMB on the konqueror enty pops up a menu with entries
> > which: fire up khelpcenter on the docs, do "apt-cache show `dpkg -S
> > /usr/bin/konqueror` (whatever), etc.
> >
> > I think that would be more useful than cluttering up the menues with
> > (probably redundant) stuff in parentheses designed to cater to
> > someone who doesn't know how to use the system docs.
> ...Unfeasible. You would have to work the RMB interface in every
> window manager. The people maintaining minimalist WMs would not like
> the extra fetures that adding a RMB would require. Some would in fact
> not be able to implement it (i.e., if your WM requires pressing the
> RMB in the root window and holding it until you get to the entry you
> want, and then release it... How would you implement RMB?). Some WMs
> are driven by interfaces/concepts - For example, WindowMaker
> implements NextStep's look&feel. A RMB would go against it, and
> its authors would be quite unhappy with it.

True.  I thought this was a `for KDE and Gnome's' use thing... but
you're thinking all the menues should be cluttered with redundant

I sure hope it is configurable if it happens.

- Bruce

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