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RE: [platform-ui-dev] Window menu

The latest release of the Window menu contains the following items ..

Open Workbench (opens a new window with the entire workspace visible).
Navigation >  (these are for accessibility and useability )
     Show View Menu
     Next View
     Previous View
     etc.
Switch to Editor ..
Preferences




                                                                                                             
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If the Window menu is removed, how will the user switch between windows in
the workbench?  The window menu also has an "additions group", which can be
used to add actions which launch other windows.   Where will these actions
go?

Dave



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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.

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg_Adams@xxxxxxx [mailto:Greg_Adams@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 10:22 PM
To: platform-ui-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [platform-ui-dev] Window menu


Hi Ilya,

*        Are you suggesting the introduction of a new top level menu
(either Preferences, Settings, Options, or Configure) that only has one
menu option on it?
        One 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 part).



UI component team.
*        Do you know if there is a lot of feadback with people unable to
find the preferences.

*        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).


-----Original Message-----
From: Rozenberg, Ilya
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 10:09 AM
To: 'platform-ui-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: RE: [platform-ui-dev] Proposal to rename Project menu to
Workbench


I agree 100%. There is one more problem of this type.
3) Window->Preferences is not intuitive and misleading.
Any of it will be better:
Options->Preferences
Settings->Preferences
Preferences->Customize


One more suggestion
Configure->Preferences.
This is more obvious then Window, but less general then Tools



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