Opened 10 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#5010 closed enhancement (fixed)

Standardize toggling menu items (e.g. show/hide x)

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: #11259 Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


This is hrev33939.

It appears having become common practice to mark menu items that toggle a state with a checkmark, using the positive setting as the menu item label.

See "Show Replicants" in the Deskbar or "Show Window Border" in LaunchPad or Workspaces.

This contradicts what's currently in HIG Chapter 9-2. Only the last example on that page would remain as is.

If everyone agrees, I can change the HIG text accordingly. The code changes, however, have to be done by a programmer.

If it's decided to be done, should we track the apps to be modified here in one ticket or file one for each app?

This ticket was triggered when I noticed Magnify using Show/Hide and Freeze/Unfreeze menu items.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by pulkomandy, 5 years ago

+1 to toggle-items with a checkmark from me.

Maybe it's time we sort this out...

comment:2 by Janus, 3 years ago

Blocked By: 11259 added

+1 the code part should be fixed with the ticket #11259.

comment:3 by humdinger, 2 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The HIG has been adjusted as well.

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