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Re: vfolder .desktop and Window Maker

On Mon, 2003-02-10 at 07:48, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 10, 2003 at 10:52:32PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
>  > You have to remember that users find overbearing heirarchy confusing
>  > and invasive.
>  I find menus with 30+ entries hard to use and understand.
>  I agree that deep hierarchies are confusing (dunno about invasive), but
>  that doesn't mean you have to lump everything at the first level.  If

I would agree that deep heirarchies can be annoying as can having too
few.  Of course each user has a their own tolerance for what level they

>  you take a look at our menus, "Games" is a top level category, with
>  subcategories under that.  That is, from nothing to nethack it's Menu
>  -> Games -> Adventure -> Nethack.  Watching the freaks that work here,

Sometimes I add a program and have to go dig through all the game
submenus to find it... That is more annoying than having them all in the
same menu level IMO.

>  I see Start -> Programs -> 50+ program folders -> program name, and
>  they seem to like that...  OTOH, I usually get lost after "Start" :-P

That of course is the users letting the Windows control them.  I know
for myself, when I used Windows, and all my friends that use Windows,
the first thing they do when they install a program is drag the menu
items where they want them, into their own custom organization.  
That is the best part of the Windows menu system.  Menus are just files
that can be dragged around in the filesystem or directly in the menu. 
That is the level of customization that should be targetted for Gnome.
(and also for the Debian system) 

Stephen Depooter  -- who wants drag and drop menus...

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