Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 14 months ago

#10910 new enhancement

Menubar needed to improve DeskCalc discoverability

Reported by: xray7224 Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/DeskCalc Version: R1/Development
Keywords: deskcalc, menubar, discoverability Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


DeskCalc has three modes: compact, basic and scientific however to find and select these options you need to right click. I wasn't aware of these options until reading the source code. I suggest the addition of a menu bar allowing for better discoverability, however we should leave the right click contextual menu inplace for those who prefer to use that.

I attempted to add a menubar using BGroupLayout however as the custom drawing means the resizing of the window breaks. I'm not yet experianced enough to convert DeskCalc to use layouts or generic widgets.

I have attached the attempt I made which shows the menubar.

Attachments (1)

deskcalc-menubar.png (2.8 MB) - added by xray7224 5 years ago.
Mockup of menubar

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by xray7224

Component: - GeneralApplications/DeskCalc
Keywords: deskcalc menubar discoverability added
Owner: changed from nobody to stippi

Changed 5 years ago by xray7224

Attachment: deskcalc-menubar.png added

Mockup of menubar

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by axeld

I'm not convinced that it really needs a menu bar, but given its size, it probably wouldn't hurt either (I would just leave it out in the compact mode).

Stippi probably has a stronger opinion on this one, though :-)

comment:3 Changed 14 months ago by vidrep

I'm of the opinion that DeskCalc ought to have a menu bar, as suggested in this ticket, with the option to hide it.

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