Bug 85166 - Gnome menu tree enhancements
Summary: Gnome menu tree enhancements
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-menus
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-26 03:34 UTC by Charles
Modified: 2007-03-27 04:01 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-06 18:55:38 UTC

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Description Charles 2003-02-26 03:34:07 UTC
Description of problem:  Two minor nits:  (1) I think the Gnome menu entry
entitled "Sound & Video" should be renamed "Multimedia".  I think it gets lost
in between "Programming" and "System Settings." (2)  I think the current
"Preferences", "System Settings" and "System Tools" menu entries should be
combined into one "Settings and Tools".  Then, within that you could have a
submenu entitled "User Preferences", another entitled "System Settings" and a
third entitled "Tools and Utilities".  Or something like that.  I think "System
Settings" and "System Tools" sound too much alike and I can never remember what
is in which one.  

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Comment 1 Tom Vergote 2003-02-27 18:36:34 UTC
i love it,
it's true that the menu item gets overlooked by newbies, because it's inbetween
"difficult stuff"

i think it would actually help redhat a lot to simplify the menu's (getting rid
of "extra's" was only a minor step foward).

A switching user just doesn't fathom why some packages are in the "more"
submenu, and i don't really see any point in it either.

It would be very nice to group them in another sense, as proposed by the OP. in
the main menu put a folder, with subfolders based on relation (not some apps,
and more apps)

something like 
Settings and tools
--- Preferences
--- System Settings
--- System Tools

--- Sound
--- Video
--- Graphics

would make a lot more sense IMHO

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-10-06 18:55:38 UTC
Comments noted. This isn't really something that can be resolved one menu folder
at a time in abstract discussion; the current layout involves a global plan and
user testing. So the bug is just "rework menus", that is a planned future
project, but I don't want to keep bugs open for each individual possible change,
as it is one global task.

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