menu labels and mnemonics, how planned were they?
boud at valdyas.org
Tue Jul 12 16:26:12 CEST 2005
On Tuesday 12 July 2005 16:12, Alan Horkan wrote:
> I looked at Krita and mentioned to Boudewijn how I would like to rearrange
> and rephrase some of the menu labels and as part of that I would probably
> want to change some of the mnemonics. Largely I want to reduce redundant
> repetition, there is no need to repeat the word Image or Layer for every
> menu item as it is already in the parent menu.
> Before I go doing that I would like to know how much thought was given to
> the current labelling and mnemonics and if there is anything in particular
> I should hesistate to change.
Except for the general layout of
watercolor menu is temporary holder until we get that part of the interface
done right), nothing has been particularly intentional. File-edit-view
and tools-settings-help are standard for KOffice, and I pulled adjust from
image because I hate it that it's a submenu of image in photoshop.
The labelling, the mnemonics and the order inside the menus is completely
> The Layer menu is part of the reason I ask because using the mnemonic
> La_yer (or La&yer if you prefer) instead of _Layer is so odd I think there
> must have been some reasons for doing it that way? Perhaps English was
> not the native langauge of the previous
:-). It wasn't me, guv, honestly. Or was it... In 2000, KImageshop did have a
layers menu, but no mnemonic, in november 2003 it was &Layer, but in august
2004 it had changed. Actually, it was me -- I was probably misled by the
mnemonics that appeared at that time -- automatically -- on the tabs in the
dockers, where L was already taken. I need to find a way to disable mnemonics
on the tabs, since they are completely useless.
> I'd quite like to see Krita Paint able to automatically resize layers to
> fit the contents if only so I could remove the abnormally long menu item
> for "Extend Current Layer to Image Size" (may not be the exact wording).
In the current svn version that's "Resize image to size of current layer" --
it used to just expand the image to the size of the layer. Layers themselves
are as big as you've painted on, but you wouldn't want to resize the image
> P.S. I am quite likely to start referring to Krita as "Krita Paint"
> because I try to choose my words carefully and I strongly believe the two
> words need to be closely associated to properly sell Krita Paint to
> English speaking (not KDE or Swedish speaking) users. (If you are really
> lucky Krita will someday become so popular I'll be able to call it Paint
> and people will automatically think Krita.)
I probably won't join you here...
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