Please put the submenus back under the View Menu

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graham
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Re: Please put the submenus back under the View Menu

Post by graham »

admin wrote:
where would a newbie look if she wants to have a grid in her list? Or if she wants to have Full Row Select?
only as good as the help info but try this script :wink:
(note: alter in script location of adobe reader to suit)
enter show grid

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// XYplorer PDF Search 

//change $adobe line for adobe reader path as appropriate
   global $adobe, $pdf;
   $adobe = "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\acrord32.exe"; 
   $pdf  = <curitem>;
   $ext = <curext>;
   $test = $ext=="pdf"? "ok":"error";
   sub "_"."$test";

"_ok"
   global $adobe, $pdf;
   input $words, "Enter search word(s)list to search (must have space between)", "word1 word2";
   $param = /A "search=$words";
   $command = """$adobe""".$param."""$pdf""";
   open $command;

"_error"
   global $ext;
   $test = $ext=="PDF"? "ok":"errmsg";
   sub "_"."$test";

"_errmsg"
  msg "Make sure latest XY PDF HELP  file is selected!",1;
//-----------------------------------

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Re: Please put the submenus back under the View Menu

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serendipity wrote:Amidst all the statistics, I am throwing another suggestion:
How about this:
menu
View>
Current Tab>
Columns>
Setting>

Tree Style
List style
Size Column Format
Date Column format

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Mini tree
FVS


The above translates to View setting, which is what Don is trying to imply by putting it into Tools. Also, it would be better to put the size and date column format into "Columns" sub-menu
Thanks, but as I said elsewhere, most settings in XY are "View settings", so using "Settings" here is rather confusing. Actually I would not try to argue semantically here. The top menu names in Windows apps are just labels that came to us from digital prehistory. File, Edit, View... :roll: The only question is: what are the expectations?
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Re: Please put the submenus back under the View Menu

Post by j_c_hallgren »

admin wrote:Thanks, but as I said elsewhere, most settings in XY are "View settings", so using "Settings" here is rather confusing.
So then use "Preferences" for this submenu as I'd stated previously (XPlorer has this) as that is another common term that would apply.
Still spending WAY TOO much time here! But it's such a pleasure helping XY be a treasure!
(XP on laptop with touchpad and thus NO mouse!) Using latest beta vers when possible.

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Re: Please put the submenus back under the View Menu

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admin wrote:Thanks, but as I said elsewhere, most settings in XY are "View settings", so using "Settings" here is rather confusing. Actually I would not try to argue semantically here. The top menu names in Windows apps are just labels that came to us from digital prehistory. File, Edit, View... :roll: The only question is: what are the expectations?
Well, like many said if I were a newbie i would expect to see those in menu View. But eventually newbie will find out what he is looking for. Some might complain, some might just take it as it is.

Just so that you know, the following are not "set and forget" for me. I use them on regular basis.

Tree Style
Mark Favorites (Icon)
Mark Favorites (Bold)
List Style
Sticky Selection
Manual sorting
Size Column Format
Show folder sizes
Date Column Format
Show age
Show weekday

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Re: Please put the submenus back under the View Menu

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serendipity wrote:
admin wrote:Thanks, but as I said elsewhere, most settings in XY are "View settings", so using "Settings" here is rather confusing. Actually I would not try to argue semantically here. The top menu names in Windows apps are just labels that came to us from digital prehistory. File, Edit, View... :roll: The only question is: what are the expectations?
Well, like many said if I were a newbie i would expect to see those in menu View. But eventually newbie will find out what he is looking for. Some might complain, some might just take it as it is.

Just so that you know, the following are not "set and forget" for me. I use them on regular basis.

Tree Style
Mark Favorites (Icon)
Mark Favorites (Bold)
List Style
Sticky Selection
Manual sorting
Size Column Format
Show folder sizes
Date Column Format
Show age
Show weekday
Almost my own choice. :)

Well, one thing that made me thinking (and I think nobody mentioned it yet) is that List Style is part of folder view settings together with View, Sort order, Column layout. It might have been not such a good idea to take it away from its brothers and sisters... :roll:
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