-
 KDE-Apps.org Applications for the KDE-Desktop 
 GTK-Apps.org Applications using the GTK Toolkit 
 GnomeFiles.org Applications for GNOME 
 MeeGo-Central.org Applications for MeeGo 
 CLI-Apps.org Command Line Applications 
 Qt-Apps.org Free Qt Applications 
 Qt-Prop.org Proprietary Qt Applications 
 Maemo-Apps.org Applications for the Maemo Plattform 
 Java-Apps.org Free Java Applications 
 eyeOS-Apps.org Free eyeOS Applications 
 Wine-Apps.org Wine Applications 
 Server-Apps.org Server Applications 
 apps.ownCloud.com ownCloud Applications 
--
-
 KDE-Look.org Artwork for the KDE-Desktop 
 GNOME-Look.org Artwork for the GNOME-Desktop 
 Xfce-Look.org Artwork for the Xfce-Desktop 
 Box-Look.org Artwork for your Windowmanager 
 E17-Stuff.org Artwork for Enlightenment 
 Beryl-Themes.org Artwork for the Beryl Windowmanager 
 Compiz-Themes.org Artwork for the Compiz Windowmanager 
 EDE-Look.org Themes for your EDE Desktop 
--
-
 Debian-Art.org Stuff for Debian 
 Gentoo-Art.org Artwork for Gentoo Linux 
 SUSE-Art.org Artwork for openSUSE 
 Ubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Ubuntu 
 Kubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Kubuntu 
 LinuxMint-Art.org Artwork for Linux Mint 
 Arch-Stuff.org Art And Stuff for Arch Linux 
 Frugalware-Art.org Themes for Frugalware 
 Fedora-Art.org Artwork for Fedora Linux 
 Mandriva-Art.org Artwork for Mandriva Linux 
--
-
 KDE-Files.org Files for KDE Applications 
 OpenTemplate.org Documents for OpenOffice.org
 GIMPStuff.org Files for GIMP
 InkscapeStuff.org Files for Inkscape
 ScribusStuff.org Files for Scribus
 BlenderStuff.org Textures and Objects for Blender
 VLC-Addons.org Themes and Extensions for VLC
--
-
 KDE-Help.org Support for your KDE Desktop 
 GNOME-Help.org Support for your GNOME Desktop 
 Xfce-Help.org Support for your Xfce Desktop 
--
openDesktop.orgopenDesktop.org:   Applications   Artwork   Linux Distributions   Documents    LinuxDaily.com    Linux42.org    OpenSkillz.com   
 
Artwork
News
Groups
Knowledge
Events
Forum
People
Jobs
Register
Login



Sponsoring


-
- Content .- Fans (1) . 

New dropdown menus

  

KDE4 Brainstorm

Score 78%
New dropdown menus
zoom


New dropdown menus
zoom


New dropdown menus
zoom


Link:  http://
Downloads:  150
Submitted:  Jun 26 2007
Updated:  Aug 12 2007

Description:

I got tired of dropdown menus where you have to do kilometres with mouse and where you have to do just one little mistake to start the trip all over again. And they're same like in windows.
I think this should be changed.
I've just got one idea, check the screenshots, it would be useful, because user would need to move mouse just up and down.
To go back, user would use the breadcrunch (location thing) on top (same as in dolphin).
Or use other mouse button:
left: select
right: go one menu (step) back except if chosen differently.
middle: go to the first menu
wheel: choose where will right click take you

When right clicking, the menu should appear in a way that cursor is in the middle.




Changelog:

A better idea is to put previous menus on top of the current one. (or on the left or right or bottom or nowhere)
For eyecandy purposes it could be blurred (check screenshot 3). If user would move the cursor above the current menu, blur should be higher (above the cursor). And moving animation would also be very nice (when you go step(s) back or when you click something).

EDIT: Scratch that. I don't like this idea anymore. I'll try to think of something else. It will probably be something with mouse buttons, because they are almost never used to full extent.




LicenseGPL
Send to a friend
Subscribe
Other  Artwork  from 5er
Report inappropriate content



-

 Great

 
 by logixoul on: Jun 26 2007
 
Score 50%

Seen the same idea a zillion time before, but never in combination with breadcrumb navigation with yours. Clever.


Reply to this

-

 Great

 
 by smihael on: Jun 26 2007
 
Score 50%

That sounds great! Usefull.


Greetings,
Miha (smihael@gmail.com)

Reply to this

-
.

 *click* *click'

 
 by Ekardnam on: Jun 26 2007
 
Score 50%

Sorry, I don't like it basically because it's not fast but rather "clumsy". The reason I like the current menus is because you can access items really quickly, and if you accidentally enter wrong category, you'll be on track with just a small mouse moment.

I do realize that the current solution requires you to move the mouse alot, and it's probably not too friendly for laptop users. However, I don't think your solution with the breadcumb is the answer; if you click the wrong category you have to move your mouse to the previous category button, with is much harder than moving your mouse to the previous menu.

If you just want to move your mouse up and down, a solution could be something similar to the Column view (A view in filemanager, like Finder in Mac OS X, new Dolphin for KDE4 etc.). With menus, when you click a category, the whole menu would move (with a nice animation) to the left, and the "new" submenu will be placed right under your cursor. This makes it easy to go back a category by just moving the cursor to the left. By clicking the "clicked" menus will be to the left, while the current submenu always will be under your mouse pointer, you'll just have to move up/down to access items.

There are however many problems with this approach too. What if the menu already is to the left of the screen - should it move out of the screen (user: whoa it disappeared! How do I go back?), move in another direction (would probably be pretty confusing) or are there any other ways I haven't thought of? I believe there are many other usability problems with this kind of menu.

Finally, I just want to say that I personally hate those menus where you select a category and click to make the "old menu" disappear to only show the current submenu. Kickoff seems to use this kind of technique (think: iPod interface). I want my items to be easly and quickly accessed, without many unnecessary clicks. I also like to be able to go back a step without to much hassle (having to click a small "Back" button or similar is just too troublesome).

Hope my post was somewhat readable, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.


Reply to this

-
.

 Re: *click* *click'

 
 by 5er on: Jun 26 2007
 
Score 50%

What I also don't like about the current dropdown menus is that there is too much junk.

I see what you mean that the problem is and I think I know the solution.
You only need one mouse button, other are free. If you don't want to move your mouse to go back (well, you have to in current menus too) you could just right-click and go back. IMO that's even better than current menus.


Reply to this

-

 Re: Re: *click* *cli

 
 by 5er on: Jun 26 2007
 
Score 50%

and even better, to select where right-click will take you (dafult would be one back) user could spin the wheel on the mouse and the breadcrumb should show the selected location. Then one would right-click and go there. Wheel as a button (middle button) could be used for going to the first menu.


Reply to this

-

 Re: Re: *click* *cli

 
 by Zeroangel on: Jun 26 2007
 
Score 50%

I have an idea on getting rid of an extremely cluttered menu. What if the menu applet took a count of which apps are used more frequently (or recently). Then pared down the menus to temporarily hide the apps that aren't getting used often (like KPPP for non-dialup users).

On the main kmenu this might even be an entire application group. If the user wanted to see all apps, he/she could click on a small control (like an arrow) to expand the menu, showing all applications.

Additionally, should the menu be too large to fit on the screen, the user could always click on a down arrow at the bottom of the visible menu to 'page down' -- scrolling quickly and smoothly to the hidden portion of the menu.

I like your new idea of integrating the scrollwheel into menu navigations. Simply scroll up to backspace through the menu, and scroll down to temporarily show the next section of the menu (if not already shown) for example.


Reply to this

-
.

 vertical?

 
 by majorTomBelgium on: Jun 28 2007
 
Score 50%

it's really a good idea

i would put the upper levels not on the right of each other(horizontal i mean), but vertical.

like:
---------------
Create New
Link To Device
---------------
...suboptions
...
...
---------------

Then you can easily go back to the first level. It would be very good.

In fact this is where Kickoff got it wrong I think: you can't go up more than one level once you are in a deeper level, which is not handy at all!

Really a good idea of yours!


Reply to this

-

 What a Great Idea!

 
 by menace1982 on: Jul 12 2007
 
Score 50%

WoW!


Reply to this

Add commentBack






-

-
How do you like Plasma 5?
 The best KDE Desktop ever.
 Definitely a nice improvement.
 Not decided yet. Haven't tried it yet.
 I do not like some of the changes.
 KDE is taking the wrong way.
 I am still sticking with KDE 3.5.
 I have no opinion, but wanted to vote anyway.

resultmore




 
 
 Who we are
Contact
More about us
Frequently Asked Questions
Register
Twitter
Blog
Explore
Artwork
Jobs
Knowledge
Events
People
Updates on identi.ca
Updates on Twitter
Facebook App
Content RSS   
News RSS   
Discussion RSS   
Events RSS   

Participate
Groups
Forum
Add Artwork
Public API
About KDE-Look.org
Legal Notice
Spreadshirt Shop
CafePress Shop
Advertising
Sponsor us
Report Abuse
 

Copyright 2001-2014 KDE-Look.org Team  
All rights reserved. KDE-Look.org is not liable for any content or goods on this site.
All contributors are responsible for the lawfulness of their uploads.
KDE and K Desktop Environment are trademarks of KDE e.V.