Andras Mantia amantia at
Wed Feb 17 12:30:20 UTC 2010

On Wednesday 17 February 2010, David Nolden wrote:
> But look into the kate "Tools" menu. Does _any_ of the entries fit
> into the global "Tools" menu of an IDE? I think, no. It contains
> encoding-settings within the current editor, mini-utilities like
> "join lines" that would better fit into the "Edit" menu, and such
> stuff. 

I agree, that's why I wrote that if you focus on katepart only, it is 
possible to reorder the menus, as you know the action names, so you can 
come up with your custom XMLGUI file.  Part of the Tools are editor 
settings related, part of them are Editing related. You are at a 
Kate/KDevelop sprint, you can discuss this with the Kate guys to fix on a 
lower level. :)

> Anyway we have to do something about it. Even if the bookmarks were
> global, then I think they are not important enough to blow up our
> main menu by adding a new entry. In that case, they should go as a
> submenu into "Navigation" or something like that.

Yes, I suggested that. :)

My biggest problems with editor menu (in order of importance) are:
- there is an Edit and Editor => confusing
- missing View menu
- editor settings is in a place where I'd not expect to be. I'd expect 
all settings dialog that affect the app globally to be in Settings menu.
- Editor has only a bunch of submenus

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