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Month: January 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Kmenu Reasoning Explained

From: Katheryne Draven <borgqueen4@...>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 21:21:34 -0500
On 1/22/11, John A. Sullivan III <jsullivan@...> wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-01-22 at 17:48 -0500, Katheryne Draven wrote:
>> As requested by some people (Xu_R AKA The Old Man) an odt and pdf of
>> the reasoning behind my kmenu setup.
>> I would appreciate any input to improve the setup.
> <snip>
> I can certainly relate to the usability issues you identify.  May I
> suggest renaming Desktop Publishing.  That has very specific meaning to
> many folks such as myself.  I'm not sure what a good name would be
> because there are so many important items in there.  Perhaps something
> like Productivity Tools, Office Tools, Business Tools - I'm not sure.
> I'll admit that I didn't like the KDE4 menu system at all but, as I used
> it more and more, I realized it did make one important improvement once
> it sunk in how to use it.  It allowed the mouse to stay still and move
> the menu (via scrolling) rather than keeping the menu fixed and moving
> the mouse.  Once I got used to that, it was much, much more productive
> than moving my mouse all over the screen.  Would there be some way to
> incorporate that? Thanks - John
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that's not a bad idea, Productivity Tools. Perhaps the answer it so to
create new parent directories, one for Desktop Publishing, One for
Productivity Tools, etc.
I need to think about it, but this is the input I needed. Thanks.

As for the kde4 kmenu not, being mouse responsive (no auto-selection),
I completely agree. I think auto selection was a bad idea to begin
with. I've found it to be a bother rather than a use feature.

I do hope its something we can use.

thank you again for the useful input.