On 7/25/10, saulgoode wrote: >> GIMP has three ways to access menu currently: menu bar, top-left >> button where ruler's origin is and right-click menu. This is bloat. > > The first two methods are not always available.
As already mentioned above, menubar could simply roll out when needed. Needless to say, menu accelerators weren't invented out of curiosity :) > "Consistence in UI" would seem to me an argument FOR the current > behavior, Funny you should say that, because the current way it *is* inconsistent with the rest of UI. You see, the other word for "right click menu" is "context menu". Now let's have a look. Layers dialog. Right-click displays items related only to layers. Check. Channels dialog. Right-click displays items related only to channels. Check. Paths dialog. Right-click displays items related only to paths. Check. Brushes dialog. Right-click displays items related only to brushes. Check. And the list goes on. Presumably right-click for canvas would display things related to objects on canvas. Does it? No. See? :) > especially if one considers that other types of input > devices (pads, pens, touchscreens, etc) commonly share only a single > type of triggering "click". So what you are saying is, in fact, that since other types of input devices do not provide ability to do right-click, the current menu on right-click is the right thing? Did I get that right? :) Besides, I already mentioned that it is exactly the reason why usefulness of right-click menus is becoming questionable. So where exactly do we disagree and what are we arguing about? :) > reasoning at the time. Certainly circumstances may change and > opportunities arise to improve things; but decisions made previously > by GIMP developers should not be dismissed lightly, and especially not > without reasonable consideration of the original reasons behind them. Which is exactly my point. Once again: what are we arguing about? :) Alexandre Prokoudine http://libregraphicsworld.org _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer