[Interest] Long menus on Windows

Joseph Crowell joseph.w.crowell at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 10:52:19 CEST 2013

On 6/1/2013 8:24 AM, John Weeks wrote:
> Alex-
> Thank you! You seem to be the only one that takes an interest in my 
> peculiar questions.
> The dialog takes extra clicks- one to select a menu item that displays 
> the dialog, then more clicks to interact with the dialog and click OK 
> button. I agree that huge menus aren't great; I'm not sure where the 
> big menu gets to be big enough to counteract the drawbacks of putting 
> up a dialog.

If it's taking more than 2 columns on a 1024x768 display, it's huge, way 
too big. If it's filling the entire screen, that is ridiculous.

>> By the way you can always to make your dialog function like menu.
> That would be cool. Can you give me a pointer to get me started?
> Wait- I guess there really isn't any trickiness- just a button; when 
> you click the button, the dialog goes up posititioned at the mouse 
> click. Any accept or reject causes the dialog to disappear. I'll think 
> seriously about that!
> -John Weeks
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