Bug 89987 - Merge submenus with parents if they have < n (configurable?) items
Summary: Merge submenus with parents if they have < n (configurable?) items
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: desktop-file-utils
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: MoveUpstream, Triaged
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-30 20:54 UTC by Toralf
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-11-07 17:26:32 UTC

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Description Toralf 2003-04-30 20:54:11 UTC
Description of problem:
Applications menu layout is often made unecessarily complex/confusing by the
existence of "More" submenus that contain only one or two items.

Suggestion: Automatically merge these submenus with their parents if they have
less than a certain number of items. The exact limit should perhaps be
configurable and have appropriate values assigned in "redhat-menus"

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

Comment 2 Toralf 2003-05-02 14:40:40 UTC
Certainly related to the concept of "menu inlining". We might perhaps have a 
"inline this submenu if ..." setting that would conditionallu include the
submenu entries in the parent. I'm not sure if there's any point in displaying
the submenu's name in this case, though. Perhaps there could also be a flag
"display title when inlined".

Conditionals should mainly be based on the number of items in the submenu, but
could perhaps also consider the parent's size, since it might be acceptable to
"suck up" somewhat larger submenus into parents with few entries. Also, there
may be other relevant tests, like checking the "this-user-wants-large-menus" flag.

Comment 3 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-02-26 12:56:45 UTC
Looks like an ideal candidate to be closed UPSTREAM.

Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2004-02-27 15:48:07 UTC
Problem here is its not clear where upstream is. Lets move this to
desktop-file-utils as this is where the new menu spec impl is and
that's the only place this is likely to get implemented in.

Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-12 15:50:06 UTC
I'm going through bugs assigned to me and attempting to clean some of the older,
fixed ones up.

This bug hasn't changed in over a year old now.  Are you still seeing the problem? 

(This a batch message is being sent to all my bugs that haven't changed in a year)

Comment 6 Toralf 2005-05-28 19:51:22 UTC
Seems like nothing has changed here. For instance, on my FC3 setup (including
recent updates), I get a submenu "Server Settings" containing only in item
("Server") under "System Settings".

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-05 05:31:23 UTC
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to
make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.

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Any bug still open against Red Hat Linux 7.3 or 9 at the end of 2006 will be
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Comment 8 Toralf 2006-08-14 09:04:49 UTC
Not sure what to do with this. There appear to be fewer submenus in recent
releases, but this may be a result of updates to the menu configuration as
opposed to introduction of a smarter setup as discussed here. I think I'll just
move this to FC5 without testing a lot more...

Comment 9 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-11-07 17:26:32 UTC
Yea this got fixed :-)

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