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Offline grunerite

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Menu Modification
« on: January 05, 2006, 02:30:39 pm »
In the Developer Forum  "Topic: File menu lift-up required?" , MartenMacFly posts:

Dear all,
I wonder whether the file menu could need a litte lift-up. I see that there are some new menu entries and some old ones seem to be in an irritating order by now. Here is my suggestion how to change the appropriate part of the menu (left is old, right is new):
Save|Save
Save as...|Save as...
Save all files|Save all files
---------|---------
Save project|Close
Save project as...|Close all
---------|--------
Save workspace|Save project
Save workspace as...|Save project as...
Close workspace|Close project
---------|---------
Close|Save workspace
Close all|Save workspace as...
Close project|Close workspace
---------|---------
Any suggestions? Agreement? Disagreement?
Morten.


I think it would be best, for consistency and clarity, if you changed the first 5 menu items to:

Save file
Save file as..
Save all files
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Close file
Close all files



The reason I suggest this is because in the lower part of the menu you explicitly differentiate Project and Workspace, which is required, so for clarity you should explicitly differentiate those menu items applying to Files. This would eliminate any possible confusion on the user's side.

Cheers

Offline Michael

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Re: Menu Modification
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2006, 07:11:55 pm »
Personally, I would prefer as I have posted here.

Anyway, this could lead to an endless discussion, because each user has her/his preferences. May be with some sort of customizable menu(s), we could make each user happier :).

Michael

Offline thomas

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Re: Menu Modification
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2006, 08:00:14 pm »
Still the same opinion as here: Source file encoding (Unicode, ANSI, etc.)
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