Bug 116648 - Menu popups too large for the screen are cumbersome to navigate
Menu popups too large for the screen are cumbersome to navigate
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
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Reported: 2004-02-24 01:50 EST by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-24 09:45:54 EST
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Description Nils Philippsen 2004-02-24 01:50:49 EST
Description of problem:

If a menu popup is too large for the screen (as in some GNOME
application menus), the menu has arrows to scroll through the items
list. Thus it takes very long to e.g. reach a menu item at the end of
the list.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

gtk2-2.3.2-3

How reproducible:

Easy.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open e.g. GNOME Start menu -> Other
  
Actual results:

As described.

Expected results:

IMO it would be best to try to layout the menu in columns besides each
other instead of the scroller thing. If that's not feasible, it would
be good if you could "jump" a larger amount by clicking on an arrow.
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2004-02-24 09:45:54 EST
Is your start menu broken with everything thrown into a single
category or something?

Applications need to avoid creating such long menus, that's
really the only answer here.

With GTK+-2.4.0 it's actually possible for apps to create gridded
menus, but this is not generally useful.

Note also there are two scroll speeds based on where you are
on the menu arrow.

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