originally the idea was to make a menubar more comfortable... but I don't
understand your idea fully.
current menubars, although one of the most used widgets, are too
2007/11/5, David Gowers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> I may not understand your description.
> It gave me an idea, though:
> mouse-gesture-ish submenus..
> That is, supposing that you have a top-level menu with items
> and 3 is a submenu,
> then, to select 3, you move down -- then a menu folds out horizontally
> you move across, and select 5, which is also a submenu:
> And move up to the item you wanted, 8.
> During the time a menu is active, the mouse could be constrained to
> only move along that axis. Then, the above menu selection could be
> made by the mouse gesture Down-Right-Up-Click (with appropriate
> distances). With the cursor keys, it could be made by pressing
> Up-Left-Down-Down-Enter after bringing the menu up .
> In this way you can make menu navigation like maze navigation, or like
> performing special moves in a fighting game, rather than the fairly
> uncomfortable and unmemorable 'tree' movement used in most
> applications today.
> On 11/5/07, Esteban Barahona <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > This is the 2º draft for the 1 Dimensional Menu:
> > http://www.zensui.org/IxD/1DM.html
> > I will be honored if the new GIMP UI is the first implementation of a
> > This, I think are the changes to make it possible:
> > 0) separate the toolbar from the menubar(s)
> > 1) make the toolbar customizable to show only the relevant tools
> > (configurable by each user) to simplify
> > 2) change it to a vertical layout with only one icon per line
> > 3) move it to the left border of the screen by default
> > 4) increase the right padding so that the mouse can be moved vertically
> > easily and quickly
> > 5) add the name of each tool in this extra space
> I do understand the points you are making here, though.
> In addition to 4) I want to suggest that this extra padding only be
> visible during selection, so usable space is maximized
> > I don't know which parts of this need a new GTK widget, but also think
> > the concept can be tested with current widgets.
> > If the menubar is separated from the toolbar, the toolbar's window can
> > manually positioned as a 1xN column in the border.
> > The only part that has to be coded (I think) is changing the padding of
> > icon.
> > On another note, is a new mailing list dedicated exclusively to
> > design needed? IMO, this can make possible a "filter" between design and
> > engineering posts making this much welcomed redesign progress more
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