Bug 342068 - Ideas to re-arrange Menu >> Settings items in a more accessible way
Summary: Ideas to re-arrange Menu >> Settings items in a more accessible way
Alias: None
Product: krita
Classification: Applications
Component: Usability (show other bugs)
Version: git master (please specify the git hash!)
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Halla Rempt
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Reported: 2014-12-21 04:25 UTC by Tyson Tan
Modified: 2015-01-30 18:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Tyson Tan 2014-12-21 04:25:28 UTC
The items in Menu >> Settings are currently ordered and grouped in a less intuitive fashion. We can re-arrange them to improve accessibility.


My suggestion is:

* [_] Show Dockers
* Dockers >
* Toolbar Shown >
* Configure Toolbars ...
* [_] Hide Status Bar
* Themes >
* Configure Shortcuts ...
* Configure Krita ...


The idea is to group items by their functions:

* Dockers Group
* Toolbar Group
* Window Group
* Configure Group

The top and bottom of a menu is much more easier to find and click. So I put the most frequent accessed functions: Dockers and Configure there.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Halla Rempt 2014-12-23 09:27:39 UTC
Yes, I agree. The problem is that the base libraries that construct the menus for us are messing the up the order! The same problem leads to the Window menu being in the wrong place. I'm trying to fix this in time for 2.9.
Comment 2 Tyson Tan 2014-12-23 16:05:13 UTC
Thank you for looking into this. Please take your time to have some rest, too! Happy holiday! :)
Comment 3 Scott Petrovic 2015-01-12 02:25:11 UTC
I re-arranged the settings items so it is better organized.  Boud spent a good while improving this. 


the one caveat is that the "toolbars shown" item is still dynamically added to the bottom of this menu -- so I cannot move it. That is why the toolbars section is at the bottom. I haven't figured out how that works. Maybe Boud can have some insight.

I am going to leave this open until we determine what we want to do next.
Comment 4 Tyson Tan 2015-01-13 02:00:24 UTC
Thank you Boud and Scott for improving this! 

"Toolbars shown" appears in all KDE applications's Settings menu...never thought it would bring in an annoying little problem like this. Konqueror seems to nail it, though. Its Settings menu has many items very well organized.
Comment 5 Halla Rempt 2015-01-30 14:24:12 UTC
Git commit c2b260d36d0dbedb4383b6e652b6735a1f7d0f92 by Boudewijn Rempt.
Committed on 30/01/2015 at 14:21.
Pushed by rempt into branch 'calligra/2.9'.

M  +4    -2    krita/krita.rc

Comment 6 Tyson Tan 2015-01-30 18:31:50 UTC
Very nice arrangement. Thank you, Boud! :)