Re: Pre-release available

  • From: <tpgww@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: emelfm2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:07:00 +1000

On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 19:40:44 +0200
Liviu Andronic <landronimirc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 4:16 PM,  <tpgww@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The reason is: every action has overheads, and I'm loathe to heft things up 
> > where the benefits of extra actions are not worth the costs. So how far do 
> > we go, just to avoid opening the context menu? 2 actions as originally 
> > requested (IIRC)? 6? 10? There's nothing magic about the digits, so 20?
> >
> I insisted for 9 as the magic number since to me it seemed reasonable
> to assume that any user could expect being allowed to map from one to
> nine actions for a given filetype, considering the easily ordered
> digits present on most keyboards (zero might be considered first, but
> is in the wrong ordering place, or ten, but that's not very
> intuitive). But then, I also assumed that there wasn't much overhead
> extending this. In any case, six is already much useful.

And a reminder: the quick alternative is to put a mnemonic into each of the 
filetype-action labels, then
<Menukey><mnemonic>

Regards
Tom


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