[Interest] Long menus on Windows

Alex Malyushytskyy alexmalvtk at gmail.com
Sat Jun 1 00:11:58 CEST 2013

AFAIK on Windows that is native behavior.
Also from design point of view long menu in general are considered bad
If I were you I would do something similar to what Excel does - display
You might also display a few the most used or/and last used commands
together with option to open the dialog
or try to group commands and create nested menus. Do not go too deep though.


On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 10:25 AM, John Weeks <john at wavemetrics.com> wrote:

> We have a couple very long menus in our application (containing a list of
> functions in our internal programming language). On Macintosh, the menu
> simple runs from the top to the bottom of the screen and scrolls very
> quickly. On Windows, it shows as a multi-column menu that fills the monitor!
> Is there a way to get a single, scrolling column on Windows?
> A work-around would be to provide a dialog instead, with a list of
> functions. That requires more clicks to get to the desired item.
> -John Weeks
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