Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#14947 new enhancement

Change menu scrolling from vertical to horizontal — at Initial Version

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Kits/Interface Kit Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

The following idea is for all menus, not just the drill-down navigational ones used as an example. Currently, if a menu has more items that fit in the screen's vertical resolution, scroll arrows appear at the top and bottom:

current menu

Wouldn't it be much better if instead of the arrows at the top/bottom, they'd be at the right (or left, depending on the position on screen) of the menu:

1st level

When the mouse pointer touches the arrow-bar at the right (or the selection is moved beyond the last entry via cursor key), the next batch of entries appear:

2nd level

If there are more entries still, there'd be another arrow-bar on that new menu area. If the mouse leaves that new menu area it'll get folded back, just like the current drill-down navigation.

The advantages:

  • you quickly seen many more/all menu entries
  • much quicker than the current vertical scrolling
  • makes use of todays wide screens

Change History (3)

by humdinger, 9 months ago

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current menu

by humdinger, 9 months ago

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1st level

by humdinger, 9 months ago

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2nd level

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