Re: Brief descriptions in menu entries
Op donderdag 30 oktober 2003 17:14, schreef Steve Greenland:
> <snip> Tool
> tips work a lot better for this sort of thing, because they only show
> if I'm actually curious about a particular item. That's why tool tips
> were invented, it seems a shame to not use them (if the particular menu
> system supports tool tips at all, of course.)
You are thinking as a power-user/software-developer. You are curious about
software you don't know. Joe Random user doesn't want to know what Konqueror
is all about, he wants to get on the internet. No way he's going to hoover
his mouse over all the menu entries until he finds what he wants.
Windows solves this by calling there browser _internet_ explorer, and not
using "internet" anywhere else in the start menu.
I prefer the Konquror (Webbrowser) format, because that way all the programm
names line up. IIRC this is the KDE default, allthough KDE allows the user to
change it to just the programm name, or the generic name first.\
All in all, adding generic names to the menu system seems like a good idea. I
don't think it's use should be mandatory for the menu implementations (kde
menu, gnome menu, etc), but we should have the info available for those that
do support it.