Re: Object[s] and menu -- Re: help wanted, trying out a few ideas for post 0.94
From: Alan Horkan <horkana maths tcd ie>
To: discussions about usage and development of dia <dia-list gnome org>
Subject: Re: Object[s] and menu -- Re: help wanted, trying out a few ideas for post 0.94
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 01:07:11 +0100 (BST)
On Fri, 16 Jul 2004, Luc Pionchon wrote:
> Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 21:32:51 +0300
> From: Luc Pionchon <luc handhelds org>
> Reply-To: discussions about usage and development of dia
> <dia-list gnome org>
> To: discussions about usage and development of dia <dia-list gnome org>
> Subject: Object[s] and menu -- Re: help wanted,
> trying out a few ideas for post 0.94
> On Fri, 2004-07-16 at 02:00, Alan Horkan wrote:
> >  I renamed Objects to just Object because that seems to be the
> > convention when naming menus (File not Files, Image not Images, Layer not
> > Layers).
> I think "ObjectS" was "right".
> Menus should be, as much as possible, organized as phrases:
> object + verb, or
I admit I have not checked any authorative sources yet (I'll probably
ask on the usability mailing list) but you will have to if you want to
convince me because others agree with me.
you just dont see plurars in menus very often.
> While you are experiencing with menus, you may play with that:
> In the diagram window, "File" could be renamed to "Diagram":
Not an idea I'd go for.
Some applications have Game instead of File but applictions that do this
are very rare.
> "Layer" as a separate menu.
that was what I was suggesting, the gist of it can be seen in the menus.c
file I linked to
> With dia, "File" could be renamed to "dia".
I think it was sodipodi that tried something like that.
It is not something I'd go for either.
The changes you suggest seem quite a bit more dramatic than the ones I am
planning, I may reevalute them later.