[Interest] Long menus on Windows
alexmalvtk at gmail.com
Sat Jun 1 00:14:53 CEST 2013
By the way you can always to make your dialog function like menu. I recall
I did it once with Qt 3. I bet in Qt 4 or 5 it will be even easier.
On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 3:11 PM, Alex Malyushytskyy <alexmalvtk at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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
> 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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