Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89987
Merge submenus with parents if they have < n (configurable?) items
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
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):
Probably fits in to the changes suggested here:
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.
Looks like an ideal candidate to be closed UPSTREAM.
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.
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)
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".
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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...
Yea this got fixed :-)