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RE: [platform-ui-dev] Window menu
Workbench -> Preferences is better then Window ->
Preferences, but I think that a top level menu dedicated explicitly to
customization would very convenient.
My choice is
extendable Configure menu where Preferences would land and
no Window menu.
I would also
add the ability to start Preferences dialog with favorite topic Preferences page
selected on the tree.
This way a
perspective will be able to give user shortcuts to the most important
settings from this perceptive point of view.
Are you suggesting the introduction of a new top level menu (either
Preferences, Settings, Options, or Configure) that only has one menu option on
could move other options like perspective -> customize to it , but this seems
unnatural since it makes it less obvious.
* Is the alternative to place Preferences onto
the new Workbench menu - this may appeal to you since the current preference
dialog applies workspace wide (i.e. it is not responding to selection, or active
you know if there is a lot of feadback with people unable to find the
My guess (possibly wrong) is that folks just learn where it is. It is
semantically different enough from
most operations that its location is unlikely
to cause confusion. Also many apps tend to put it in different
places so there is no "common
standard" - some use Tools, some Options, some Edit (I hate that one).
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 10:09 AM
Subject: RE: [platform-ui-dev] Proposal to
rename Project menu to
I agree 100%. There is one more
problem of this type.
3) Window->Preferences is not intuitive and
Any of it will be
This is more obvious then Window,
but less general then Tools