I thought so too... I really don't see too much harm. This is the cycle to invalidate previous documentation imho.

Cheers,
Josh

On May 10, 2012 1:28 AM, "Ivan Louette" <ivan_louette@yahoo.fr> wrote:
If I remember well Edit/Preferences was a standard on most graphics programs I used on Windows and only a few ones used Tools/Options instead. It's the same on KDE.

ivan


De : Chris Morgan <chris.morganiser@gmail.com>
À : John Smith <john.smith7545@yahoo.com>
Cc : "inkscape-devel@lists.sourceforge.net" <inkscape-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>
Envoyé le : Jeudi 10 mai 2012 1h05
Objet : Re: [Inkscape-devel] Fw: Menu refresh

About "File -> Inkscape Preferences...", which you are proposing to change to "Edit -> Preferences...": remember that that is only the GNOME way of doing it.

GNOME: Edit -> Preferences (yes, the ellipsis really isn't there)
KDE: Settings -> Configure Inkscape...
OS X: Inkscape -> Preferences..., or something like that, I think?
Windows: Tools -> Options...

As it stands, we don't have "Settings" or "Tools" menus. I don't think we have any especial use for either either.

On Windows, new users will not even think of looking for app configuration in the Edit menu. There, I think "File -> Inkscape Preferences..." is a slightly better position.

On KDE? I don't know.

I'm not sure how Inkscape appears on OS X. Does this need fixing? Can it be? (Is it still being run in X11?)

So, I suggest that moving File -> Inkscape Preferences... to Edit -> Preferences only be done in a GNOME environment or only on Linux. (Having it in different places in different desktop environments is common practice in other programs, e.g. Firefox.)

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:34 AM, John Smith <john.smith7545@yahoo.com> wrote:
Any thoughts on changes to the main menu layout ?


1. Move "File->Inkscape Preferences" to "Edit->Preferences"

This seems to be the preferred location in the Gnome HIG http://developer.gnome.org/hig-book/3.4/menus-standard.html.en


2. Move "Edit->Clone" to "Object->Clone"

Does this make more sense, since we are really cloning objects ?


3. Split View menu (including Show/Hide submenu) into 2 menus - View (UI "decorating" the main view) and Window (dockable dialogs)

View->Grid
View->Snap
View->Commands Bar
View->Toolbox
View->Rulers
View->Scrollbars
View->Palette
View->Status Bar ... etc


Window->Icon Preview
Window->Input Devices
Window->Memory
Window->Messages
Window->Swatches
Window->Show/Hide dialogs


4. Merge "File->Document Metadata" into "File->Document Properties"




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