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Re: vfolder .desktop and Window Maker

On Mon, Feb 10, 2003 at 10:52:32PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Marcelo E. Magallon">
> >  What I really miss in the VFolder proposal are categories such as
> >  "Viewers", "Math" and "Shells".  The whole games section is not granular
> >  enough.
> You have to remember that users find overbearing heirarchy confusing and
> invasive.

And exceedingly long menus are ok ?

Maybe a solution would be to keep a hierarchical representation, and
have the menu automatically adjust. If there are only a few items in a
submenu, then it is 'inlined' in the parent menu, with maybe a separator
of some kind, but when either the parent menu becomes too big, or there
are to many items in a submenu, then it is displayed in a submenu.
Ideally, there would be a way for each user to set this inlining or not,
so each submenu could be either in a submenu, inlined or automatically
determined. Or maybe you could set priorities for submenus, so the more
prioritary submenus would get inlined more often than less prioritary
ones ? You could then set this priority, either by a most often accesed
algorithm, or by the user.

One level menus are all fine, but you have to remember that gnome has
only a few applications, while debian has many more applications that
would want to go into the menu.


Sven Luther

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