[Thunar-dev] more ideas on the location bar (and microsoft stole the idea)
phrodo.00 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 21:38:18 CEST 2005
hhhmm... you're right, I guess the delay should be someway linked to the
2005/8/6, Yo'av Moshe <bjesus at gmail.com>:
> I think that opening the menu using right click is a waste of good
> option, because if we´d want to use that to have
> super-easy-file-management, it´s not the helpful.
> That´s what I mean: Let´s say you´re dragging a file and want to move
> it somewhere. You can drag it to one of the folders at the path, but
> it´s not that easy to use right click while you´re holding the left
> That´s why I think we should use a 2 seconds timer, or so, to open a
> menu that navigates from that location. Actually, even if the user
> didn´t meant to open the menu, it shouldn´t distract him as it opens
> below the button.
> On 8/6/05, Javier Aravena <phrodo.00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I didn't thought of that, it's a good point
> > 2005/8/5, Ori Bernstein <rand_chars at rogers.com>:
> > > On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 23:10:05 -0400, Javier Aravena <phrodo.00 at gmail.com
> > said:
> > >
> > > > the trouble with nested menus is that are unusable as in, clicking
> in a
> > menu
> > > > is quite dificult and the hand tends to describe a curve instead of
> > rect
> > > > line, in fact, if nested directory popup menus were good we'd use
> > > > instead of file open/save dialogs, I like the one menu thing 'cause
> > save
> > > > one click, but viewing is not optimal, however I guess we could have
> > > > option like a listbox labeled "location bar left click (or keep
> > the
> > > > mouse wutton or whatever tht's said in good english) action" with
> > no
> > > > folder menus", "show one level folder menus" and "show nested folder
> > menus"
> > >
> > > Why an option?
> > > Having the menus nested doesn't hurt usability. If someone has trouble
> > > navigating the nested menus, then they simply don't use them - *BAM*.
> > to
> > > the single menu.
> > >
> > > Essentially, from a usability standpoint, it seems to me like it's a
> > freebie.
> > > If someone can navigate the nested menus effectively, they can quickly
> > drill
> > > down into a deep hierarchy, but if they can't use them effectively,
> > they've
> > > still got the first level of the nested menus to use, completely
> > unimpaired by
> > > the nesting that's going on.
> > >
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