< ProjectsRevision as of 12:06, 15 April 2008 by Shaforostoff (talk | contribs)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) Apps Menu Structure Proposal. I'd like to make apps menu more fine-grained by introducing submenus Contents 1 Internet 1.1 Web 1.2 File download and sharing 1.3 Communication 1.4 Connectivity 2 Multimedia 2.1 Play and Manage 2.2 Create and edit 3 Graphics 3.1 View and Manage 3.2 Create and edit 4 Education 4.1 Lingustic 4.2 Math 4.3 Science 5 Office 5.1 Groupware 5.2 OpenOffice.org 5.3 KOffice 5.4 Desktop publishing 6 System Tools 7 Configuration 8 Engineering 8.1 Programming 8.2 Web-development 8.3 Translation 8.4 CAD 8.5 Math 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 Gwenview Digikam Create and edit Krita Kolourpaint Gimp Education Blinken Lingustic KHangMan KWordQuiz Parley Math KmPlot KAlgebra Kig Science KStars Kalzium KTurtle Office Groupware <kontact, kdepim apps> OpenOffice.org <openoffice apps> KOffice <koffice apps> Desktop publishing <plain texteditors> scribus kile System Tools Konsole KSysGuard KSystemLog Strigi search <backup app> <Accessibility apps> Configuration <...> Engineering kompare Programming KDevelop KCachegrind 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, -charselect should be callable from anywhere but K-Menu (plasmoid?) -kcalc should be a plasmoid I like he way desktop widgets are displayed in Mac OS X Critisism I recieved from [email protected] 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. Retrieved from "https://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/Plasma/AppsMenuReorganization&oldid=23492" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.