Change label to checkboxes in menus

David Faure faure at
Fri Jun 13 09:27:53 BST 2008

On Friday 13 June 2008, Peter Penz wrote:
> Either use (A):
> [x] Show Something
> [ ] Show Something
> or (B):
> Show Something
> Hide Something
> but never (C):
> [ ] Show Something
> [x] Hide Something

Yes. C was never intentionnal, it's the Qt4 port which made us end up with that.

> I think A should be preferred to B if the opposite of the text ("Show Something") is clear without any doubt. 

Yes. Otherwise we're back to "how do I shutdown Windows? ah yes, by clicking on Start".
It's the same thought that made us think "how do I hide this toolbar? by clicking on 'Show toolbar'? nonsense :)".

> B might make sense for things like: 
> [x] Open each folder in the same window (what's the opposite action?)


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