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==Graphics==
 
==Graphics==
 
===View and Manage===
 
===View and Manage===
 +
*Okular
 
*Gwenview
 
*Gwenview
 
*Digikam
 
*Digikam
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*KTurtle
 
*KTurtle
 
==Office==
 
==Office==
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*Okular
 +
*Kwrite
 
===Groupware===
 
===Groupware===
*<kontact, kdepim apps>
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*kontact
 +
*KOrganizer
 +
*KTimeTracker (remove from menu -- present as plasmoid)
 +
*Kalarm (remove from menu -- present as plasmoid?)
 +
*KAddressBook
 +
*<Syncing apps>
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*<other kdepim apps>
 
===OpenOffice.org===
 
===OpenOffice.org===
 
*<openoffice apps>
 
*<openoffice apps>
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*<koffice apps>
 
*<koffice apps>
 
===Desktop publishing===
 
===Desktop publishing===
*<plain texteditors>
 
 
*scribus
 
*scribus
 
*kile
 
*kile
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*KSystemLog
 
*KSystemLog
 
*Strigi search
 
*Strigi search
 +
*KSnapShot
 
*<backup app>
 
*<backup app>
 
*<Accessibility apps>
 
*<Accessibility apps>
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*KDevelop
 
*KDevelop
 
*KCachegrind
 
*KCachegrind
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*<Version control tools?>
 
===Web-development===
 
===Web-development===
 
*Quanta
 
*Quanta
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*'Utilities' category isn't needed at all. For example:
 
*'Utilities' category isn't needed at all. For example:
-'root terminal' should be in System,
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-'root terminal' should be in System
-charselect should be callable from anywhere but K-Menu (plasmoid?)
+
 
-kcalc should be a plasmoid
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*Plasmoids:
I like he way desktop widgets are displayed in Mac OS X
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**charselect should be callable from anywhere but K-Menu
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**kcalc
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I like the way desktop widgets are displayed in Mac OS X
  
  

Revision as of 13:16, 15 April 2008

Apps Menu Structure Proposal. I'd like to make apps menu more fine-grained by introducing submenus

Contents

Internet

Web

  • Konqueror
  • Akregator

File download and sharing

  • aMule
  • KTorrent
  • KGet

Communication

  • KMail
  • Kopete
  • Konversation
  • Kontact
  • Knode

Connectivity

  • KPPP
  • KRDC
  • KRFB
  • <monitoring apps?>

Multimedia

Play and Manage

  • amarok
  • k3b
  • <tag editors>
  • <videoplayers>

Create and edit

  • Kino
  • Audacity

Graphics

View and Manage

  • Okular
  • Gwenview
  • Digikam

Create and edit

  • Krita
  • Kolourpaint
  • Gimp

Education

  • Blinken

Lingustic

  • KHangMan
  • KWordQuiz
  • Parley

Math

  • KmPlot
  • KAlgebra
  • Kig

Science

  • KStars
  • Kalzium
  • KTurtle

Office

  • Okular
  • Kwrite

Groupware

  • kontact
  • KOrganizer
  • KTimeTracker (remove from menu -- present as plasmoid)
  • Kalarm (remove from menu -- present as plasmoid?)
  • KAddressBook
  • <Syncing apps>
  • <other kdepim apps>

OpenOffice.org

  • <openoffice apps>

KOffice

  • <koffice apps>

Desktop publishing

  • scribus
  • kile

System Tools

  • Konsole
  • KSysGuard
  • KSystemLog
  • Strigi search
  • KSnapShot
  • <backup app>
  • <Accessibility apps>

Configuration

  • <...>

Engineering

  • kompare

Programming

  • KDevelop
  • KCachegrind
  • <Version control tools?>

Web-development

  • Quanta

Translation

  • Lokalize

CAD

Math

Alternatively, instead of 'Office' we could use 'Desktop Publishing', putting 'Groupware (Kontact)' into 'Internet' +merge 'Graphics' to 'Multimedia':

  • Multimedia
  • k3b
    • Music
      • Play and Manage (amarok, tag editors)
      • Create and edit (Audacity)
    • Video
      • Play
      • Create and edit (kino, etc)
    • Graphics
      • View and Manage (Gwenview, Digikam)
      • Create and edit (Krita, Kolourpaint, Gimp)


Special entry in .desktop files determining the priority

  • The order is important (Menu-Priotity field)
  • apps with Menu-Priotity below some constant could be visually separated

by the line

  • A lot of apps may be hidden, we should decide how to do this

(Menu-Priotity threshold)

  • If category has only 1 item, the item should be displayed instead of

category

  • 'Utilities' category isn't needed at all. For example:

-'root terminal' should be in System

  • Plasmoids:
    • charselect should be callable from anywhere but K-Menu
    • kcalc

I like the way desktop widgets are displayed in Mac OS X


Critisism I recieved from kde-devel@ so far: > .... submenus are bad. They do not seem very usable to me, > especially when the structure is not evident: ... so it's better to look through all 10-20 entries (possibly in in each category) before finding app that you need?

> This breaks traditional alphabetical order... alphabetical order is of small value when user doesnt know the name of the app he is looking for.

remember, the menu is for newcomers, experienced users use 'Search' field anyway.


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