ui-standards.rc tweaks to Settings menu

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Wed Oct 27 16:52:18 BST 2004

On Wednesday 27 October 2004 05:12, Tobias Koenig wrote:
> Hmm, I don't know whether it was already discussed on kde-usability, but
> wouldn't this option make more sense in the 'View' menu?

it might, yes. however, we have apps that use noMerge for the settings menu 
that put Fullscreen the settings menu. so, ironically, it's not as simple as 
changing it in ui-standards.rc. i'd rather see us be consistently imperfect 
that inconsistently perfect ;-) 

for KDE4 i hope we can go through the ui-standards.rc thoroughly, including 
documenting how it works[1] and finding common cases where noMerge occurs in 
applications with the goal of making those noMerges less necessary 
(increasing our ability to make policy changes with less effort)

Tobias, David: thanks for reviewing, i'll commit later today when i get into 
the office =)

[1] this is off-topic for this thread, but i'm increasingly concerned about 
knowledge transfer from the original authors/designers of technology in 
kdelibs to our present and future maintainers and application developers. 
writing ui.rc files is still something of a grey art and not comprehensively 
documented anywhere that i know of.

Aaron J. Seigo
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