Number: 2092

Date:  6-Sep-84 17':57':49

Submitter: Herring

Source: Herring

Subject: FILEBROWSER command menu suggestions

Assigned To: 

Attn: Jellinek

Status: Wish


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Annoying

Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Intermittent

Priority: Perhaps

System: Windows and Graphics

Subsystem: Library



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["Sannella.PA" "11-Sep-84 12':40':15" Subject': Status':(New->Open) System':(Other% Software->Windows% and% Graphics) Subsystem':(Other->Library)]'
["Jellinek" "13-Sep-84 16':25':38" Status':(Open->Wish)]

Description: Suggestions on the command menu of FILEBROWSER':'
1) NewPattern should be top-level vs. subitem of Update.  Because (a) to new user it is not obvious to think of NewPattern as a kind of Update (b) would decrease amount of mouse movement for relatively common operation.'
2) "Update" suggests updating a file, e.g. a directory.  "Redisplay" would be better -- it''s being on this menu rather than on the window-manager menu perhaps being enough to account for its difference in function.'
3) Better yet, handle both these with a menu item like BrowseFiles {} with pattern in the {}, like TEdit''s Put {}..


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Edit-By: Jellinek

Edit-Date: 13-Sep-84 16':25':39