< ProjectsRevision as of 23:47, 16 April 2008 by Shaforostoff (talk | contribs) (→Math)(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 Management 2.2 Creation and editing 3 Graphics 3.1 View and Management 3.2 Creation and editing 4 Education 4.1 Lingustic 4.2 Math 4.3 Science 5 Office 5.1 Time management and Work Organization 5.2 OpenOffice.org 5.3 KOffice 5.4 Desktop publishing 5.5 Translation 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 Firefox Opera Akregator File download and sharing aMule KTorrent KGet KFtpGrabber Communication KMail Kopete Konversation Kontact KAddressBook Knode Connectivity KPPP KRDC KRFB <monitoring apps?> Multimedia Play and Management amarok <videoplayers> <tag editors> Creation and editing Kino Audacity Graphics View and Management Okular Gwenview Digikam Creation and editing Krita Kolourpaint Gimp Education Blinken Lingustic KHangMan KWordQuiz Parley Math KmPlot KAlgebra Kig Science KStars Kalzium KTurtle Step Office k3b Okular Kwrite Time management and Work Organization KOrganizer KTimeTracker (remove from menu -- present as plasmoid) Kalarm (remove from menu -- present as plasmoid?) KNotes kontact <Syncing apps> OpenOffice.org <openoffice apps> KOffice <koffice apps> Desktop publishing scribus kile lyx Translation Lokalize OmegaT <dictionaries> System Tools k3b Konsole KSysGuard KSystemLog Strigi search KSnapShot <backup app> <Accessibility apps> Configuration <...> Engineering kompare Programming KDevelop KCachegrind <Version control tools?> Web-development Quanta Translation Lokalize OmegaT CAD Math Explanation if several apps fulfill the same function (i.e. konqueror, opera, firefox), then their title should be in form of %function% - %appname%: "Web-browser - Konqueror", and they should be listed consequently We need special entries in .desktop files determining the priority (Menu-Priority, Menu-Priority-KDE, Menu-Priority-Gnome). Because the order is important apps with Menu-Priotity above 100 constant could be visually separated by the line (they are the main apps in the category) apps with Menu-Priotity below 10 may be hidden at all (i.e. they are rarely used by an average user) If category has only 1 item, the item should be displayed instead of category Statistics is needed for this (simple voting?) 'Utilities' category isn't needed at all. For example, 'root terminal' should be in System. Plasmoids: a lot of small apps need to be turned into plasmoids. charselect should be callable from anywhere but K-Menu kcalc -- the same dictionary applet I like the way desktop widgets are displayed in Mac OS X (easy accessible any moment - e.g. clock, calendar, calc) 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) 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? there should be no more then ~5 items in each category This breaks traditional alphabetical order... alphabetical order is of small value when user doesnt know the name of the app he/she is looking for. Somehow 11 items seems better than 4 submenus but I wrote only few apps, in real life there will be more apps And this is said to be false: "the menu is for newcomers, experienced users use 'Search' field anyway." Retrieved from "https://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/Plasma/AppsMenuReorganization&oldid=23605" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.