Number: 1956

Date: 26-Aug-84 13':20':01

Submitter: Wallace

Source: Wallace

Subject: Want submenu for CHAT entry in background menu': menu of hosts

Assigned To: 


Status: Declined


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Minor



Priority: Perhaps

System: Communications

Subsystem: PUP Protocols

Machine: 1132


Lisp Version: 23-Aug-84 18':52':49

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Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 4096

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Disposition: '
["Sannella.PA" "27-Aug-84 15':51':27" Subject': Attn': Status':(New->Open) Problem% Type':(->Design% -% UI) Impact':(->Minor) Priority':(->Perhaps) System':(->Communications) Subsystem':(->PUP% Protocols) Description':]'
["vanMelle" "30-Aug-84 22':45':10" Attn': Status':(Open->Declined) Description':]

Description: The sub-menu feature of aredit is great.  How about doing the same thing with CHAT': A little arrow in the right; dragging the mouse left gives the menu of hosts?  The little arrow doesn''t have to appear until CHAT.ALLHOSTS has ben set.'
Date': 30 Aug 84 22':38 PDT'
I''m going to decline this one.  I see no particular virtue in doing a submenu for this rather than the current way (popping up a second menu of hosts).  At least the way I view the submenu mechanism, it''s a way to provide a clustering of commands.  Chat, on the other hand, is really a single command.  Seeing a submenu does not help the user decide whether "Chat" was the right command to issue.  I realize the distinction can be fuzzy, but I see insufficient motivation for the extra hair here.'


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Edit-By: vanMelle

Edit-Date: 30-Aug-84 22':45':11