I can't see any instance of manually opened submenu in the current
version. Can you give me an example of one? I don't think Windows
supports it, so I can't tell you. Maybe use a plus sign? (I would
avoid two-char flags.) (Note that the "..." goes right after the menu
item name, not flush right as the ">" [or 0x10 char] flag does.)
Steven Phillips wrote:
> Okay, will do.
> One question, ME already uses a '>' for some sub-menus, it supports 2 types of
> sub-menu, auto open (shown as '..', soon to be '>') and manually opened (shown
> as '>'), the manually opened form is not commonly used and requires the user to
> select the item before it opens. Is there a standard on how this type should
> be displayed? If not, as it opens another dialog (i.e. its a '...') and its a
> sub-menu as well (i.e. a '>'), how about a cross, i.e. '.>'?
>>From: Thomas Hundt
>>There are a couple of inconsistencies in the way ME 20050505 displays
>>dropdown (OSD) menus vs the way typical GUI software does. This affects
>>ease of use by confusing the user. I humbly request this be fixed.
>>ME uses ".." next to a menu item to indicate a submenu will be popped
>>out to the side when you cursor to it. Windows (and other GUIs) use a
> ">>" (actually, triangle pointed right) character for this, which usually
>>points to the submenu (unless said submenu gets popped out to the left,
>>for space reasons). (Using a single char also saves space.)
>>ME uses nothing at all next to a menu item to indicate a dialog box will
>>be popped up when you select it. Windows (and other GUIs) use "..." to
>>indicate this. It would be really nice if ME would follow the
>>convention of all other software in this regard. (This is useful
>>because, for example, with SOME programs "File>Print" immediately prints
>>the current item, and some OTHER programs will pop up a cancellable
>>dialog box for this, meaning you have a chance to abort the operation.
>>To the user, this indicates "it's safe to experiment and try this one
>>and see what this does" as opposed to "better have a ream of paper ready
>>in case this doesn't do what you want".)
>>Thanks for your consideration,