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Re: [Fwd: Re: GNUstep and Linux Fund]

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: GNUstep and Linux Fund]
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:00:02 +0000

On 12 Nov 2009, at 16:55, David Chisnall wrote:

> On 12 Nov 2009, at 16:49, address@hidden wrote:
>>> This allows to display any menu (set via setMenu:) as the popup menu of
>>> the view. It is up to the application programmer to use or ignore this
>>> feature.
>> Thanks for the explanation. I supposed so.
>> So the issue is rather the default behavior;
>> I would suggest rather do nothing on right mouse click,
>> since that is how things work in all OSes I know of.
>> (And the app menu is visible all the time anyway...)
> This might make sense if you are in using the Windows or Mac interface 
> styles, but I don't really like it.

I think only in windows style ... since the GNUstep behavior is already the 
same as on a Mac.

>  Having the main menu a single click away without having to move the mouse is 
> a good design from the point of view of usability.  A menu that appears where 
> the mouse is beats both a menu attached to the window and a menu attached to 
> the screen in Fitts' Law terms.

Yes, the current behavior is a good thing.  I actually wouldn't want it to 
change even when using the windows interface style, since I can see no benefit 
to *not* providing any action in response to a right mouse click.

> The difference on OS X is that most views tend to have some kind of context 
> menu, while most in GNUstep apps don't.

Yes ... it's up to the app programmer.

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